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Carpe Jugulum

Terry Pratchett's
Carpe Jugulum

adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs

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 A B O U T


What to do, when old traditions leave you vulnerable, and the youth of today are already so long in the tooth they are bored by both the old and the new?

Count de Magpyr is redefining himself as a modern vampire, and he's dragging his family of bloodsucking fiends with him.


Meanwhile, in the neighbouring kingdom of Lancre, there's a little princess' naming ceremony to conduct and everyone's invited... even the de Magpyrs. So as much as they love having guests for dinner, they enjoy it even more when there are new people dying to meet them. The vampires are, after all, such neo-Gothic trendsetters.

Fortunately, the Witches of Lancre have also been invited to the feast (mostly) and they are solely interested in ale, handsome young men, and preserving the traditions where vampires are repelled through the light of religious faith, scalded by holy water, staked through the heart, decapitated, stuffed with garlic and roasted over a fresh pyre - until turned to ash.

Sir Terry Prachett's Discworld books have delighted and (in a subtle way) educated readers of all ages since 1983. If you saw our 2004 production of Wyrd Sisters, you can now catch up with the continuing adventures of Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Queen Magrat of Lancre. But even if you didn't see the earlier show, don't miss this Witches vs. Vampires Halloween showdown of epic proportions!

 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at the Welsh Church Hall

£7 adults
£4 concessions

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Fri 4 November 2011, 8pm
Sat 5 November 2011, 2.30pm and 8pm
Fri 11 November 2011, 8pm
Sat 12 November 2011, 2.30pm and 8pm

Please note change to original dates and new matinee times

C A S T

Agnes Nitt

LJ Hickerton

Perdita Nitt

Victoria Bettelheim

Nanny Gytha Ogg

Ceri Wilkinson

Shawn Ogg

Richard Penney

Mayor / Jason Ogg

Kevin Byrne

Duane Ogg

Jeanette Tucker

Granny Esmeralda Weatherwax

Gill Taylor

Count de Magpyr

Phil Braithwaite

Countess de Magpyr

Sharon Trotter

Vlad de Magpyr

Stuart Clark

Lacrimosa de Magpyr

Karla Duffy

Morbidia / Victim

Gina Sneesby

Demone

Kimber Heath-Renn

Krimson

Ruth Rouse

Cryptopher

Anthony Smith

Igor

Vaughan Prosser

Expert / Scraps the Dog / Waynetta Ogg

Helena Braithwaite

Sgt Kraput / Hans

Steve Wright

Verence II, King of Lancre

Chris Jeffreys

Magrat Garlick, Queen of Lancre

Helen Thomas

Millie Chillum / Beryl Ogg

Jessie Greer

The Quite Revd Mightily Oats

Vaughan Thomas

Mrs Scorbic / Gertrude

Faye Baker

Bestiality Carter / The Old Count

Mike Withnall

Big Jim Beef / Cpl Svitz / Piotr

Andrew Harker

Chorus

Elizabeth Braithwaite, Jeannette Tucker, Jackie Withnall, Moses Wootten

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Director

Robert Bettelheim

Assistant Director

Colin Heinink

Producers

Jackie Withnall, Salley Rear

Sound Operation

Salley Rear

Sound Preparation

Peter Raggett

Lighting

Declan McGuire

Costumes

Vaughan Prosser, Victoria Bettelheim

Set construction

Stephen Cahill-Hayes

Front of House Managers

Lesley Winterflood, Jenny Moorby

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Images by and © Stephen Cahill-Hayes with thanks to Robert Bettelheim and Skippy

 P O S T E R

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Poster design: Robert Bettleheim

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