Theatre Adaptations

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Several of Terry Pratchett's novels, both Discworld and non-Discworld, have been adapted into plays and performed. Stephen Briggs was the first person to adapt one of Terry Pratchett's books for stage and performed them along with his Studio Theatre Club. Stephen Briggs has adapted the majority of the plays that have been produced except for 'Lords and Ladies' by Irana Brown, 'Nation' by Mark Ravenhill and the Musical Packs by Matthew Holmes.

Rights to Perform

The plays have been performed by both professional as well as fan groups, however since the material is copyrighted permission and a stage application are needed to be purchased beforehand. These can be obtained from either the publishers or Stephen Briggs depending on the play. All proceeds received by Stephen Briggs are donated to the Orangutan Foundation website.

Discworld

Wyrd Sisters

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Corgi, 1996










Mort

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Corgi, 1996










Guards! Guards!

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Corgi, 1997










Men at Arms

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Corgi, 1997










Maskerade

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Samuel French, 1998










Carpe Jugulum

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Samuel French, 1999










Lords and Ladies

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Samuel French, 2001. Adapted by Irana Brown.

Adapted by Stephen Briggs, Methuen 11th March 2021.









The Fifth Elephant

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Methuen, 2002











The Truth

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Methuen, 2002











Night Watch

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Methuen, 2004











Monstrous Regiment

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Methuen, 2004










Jingo

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Methuen, 2005











Interesting Times

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Methuen, 2005











Going Postal

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Methuen, 2005











The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

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Oxford University Press, 2006

'A word from the author about the novel' by Terry Pratchett.

This play has an activities section for schools written by Jenny Roberts.







Making Money

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Samuel French, 2011











Feet of Clay

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Oberon Modern Plays, 2015











Unseen Academicals

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Oberon Modern Plays, 2015











The Rince Cycle

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Oberon Modern Plays, 2015











All The Discworld's A Stage

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Omnibus, Feet of Clay/The Rince Cycle/Unseen Academicals. Oberon Modern Plays, 2015










The Shakespeare Codex

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Mashup of The Science of Discworld II: the Globe and Shakespeare. First performed in 2016. Published by Methuen 11th March 2021.










Hogfather

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First performed in 2018. Published by Methuen 11th March 2021.










Murder in Ankh-Morpork

Currently unpublished mash-up of Men at Arms, Guards! Guards! and Feet of Clay. To be performed in 2021.

Non-Discworld

Johnny and the Dead

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Oxford University Press, 1996

'A word from the author about the novel' by Terry Pratchett.

This play has an activities section for schools written by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore in the first edition and Jenny Roberts in the second edition.







Truckers

Unpublished, 2002. Created by Bob Eaton the script for this adaptation was unpublished but a small piece was written by Terry Pratchett for the theatre programme called 'A Word From Terry Pratchett,' this was reprinted under the title 'The Big Store' in Once More* *with Footnotes and A Slip of the Keyboard.

Only You Can Save Mankind

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Unpublished, 2004. A musical adaptation for the stage premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, with music by Leighton James House and lyrics by Shaun McKenna. The album was released online November 23, 2009. A national CD release came out in April 2010.







Nation

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Oxford University Press (paperback), 2009 and Heinemann (hardback), 2009

The Heinemann edition of the play included a revised performance edition of the script along with an activities section for schools by Richard Duran.









Dodger

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Oxford Playscripts, 2014

'A word from the author about the novel' by Terry Pratchett.

This play has an activities section for schools written by Jenny Roberts.







Musical Packs

The Musical Packs came with in three parts: the play-script, music sheets and the music pre-recorded on a CD.

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents Musical Pack

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Bloomsbury, 2011









Johnny and the Bomb Musical Pack

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Bloomsbury, 2012









Gallery

JatD First Edition
CJ Second Edition
JatD Alternate Cover
TAM Alternate Cover
Nation Heinemann Cover
LL Stephen Briggs Edition

External Links

Studio Theatre Club Website

Staging a Pratchett Play