TERRY PRATCHETT’S MORT

The play adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs

Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. But when Mort is left in charge for an evening, he allows his heart to rule his head and soon the whole of causality and the future of the Discworld itself, are at risk. 

Along the way, the gangly Mort encounters not only Death’s adopted daughter, Ysabell – who has been 16 for 35 years – and his mysterious manservant Albert – whose cooking can harden an artery at ten paces – but also an incompetent young wizard with a talking doorknocker and a beautiful, but rather bad-tempered and dead, princess. He also, of course, meets Death. On Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Death really is a 7 foot skeleton in a black hooded robe and wielding a scythe. He is also fond of cats and curry.

AUDITIONS

Auditions will take place on Saturday the 12th of August (12/08/2017), from 10am to 3pm. Booking sessions will be on each half hour until 3pm. Please book an audition session by emailing the director, Brad, at bradleytowton@hotmail.com

Auditionees will be provided excerpts from MORT on the day, and will be performed in pairs or small groups with other auditionees. The play is very character driven, so we are looking especially for people who can define and embody a role.

New and experienced actors alike are welcome to audition. There are many roles, to suit many character types. There are no child roles, but older teens are welcome.

PERFORMANCE DATES

November 24, 25, 29
December 1, 2

PRINCIPLE CHARACTER LISTING

DEATH: an anthropomorphic personification 
MORT: Death's Apprentice 
ALBERT: Death's servant (Mature)
YSABELL: Death's Daughter 
PRINCESS KELI 
CUTWELL: a wizard 

PART CHARACTER LISTING - In order of dialogue amount

Doorknocker: a doorknocker that talks back
Rincewind: an inept wizard
Bursar: of Unseen University
Duke of Sto Helit
King Olerve
Agatean Prince
Agatean Vizier
Mr Keeble: a job-finding clerk
Goodie Hamstring: a witch
Abbot Lobsang: a monk
Assassin
Maid
High Priest
Various Guards, Wizards, Guests, etc.

Youth One Act - Box

Saturday, August 5 at 2 PM

Synopsis
"This is the box my parents want for me. This is who my parents want me to be. A shining star… I don’t want to disappoint my parents, but this is not my box."

Sometimes we choose the way the world sees us. Black box - indestructible. Jewelry box - plain on the outside, shiny on the inside. Sometimes our box is defined by others - our parents, our friends, our enemies. A box built by others can feel small, confined, impossible.

How do we handle the boxes imposed upon us because of our gender? Our race? From peer pressure? From parent pressure? Do we have to live with our box for the rest of our lives? Can we change?

There are 18 places for cast, with each cast member playing at least 3 parts.

I am looking for beginner to experienced actors, as parts will be given on your ability and past experience. From just a few lines for those new to theatre to monologues for the more experienced.

Show dates: 
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September.

YouthFest dates: 16th and 17th September. (Specific day and time to be confirmed)

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7-9pm and Sundays 2-4pm.

Contact: Lys Tickner - Lys.tickner@gmail.com or 0400 996 630 to book in for auditions.