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Mort

“Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.”

Unlike the spherical Earth we live on, the Discworld consists out of a disk carried by four elephants, carried by a huge turtle. In this world, inhabited by all sorts of wonderful creatures such as wizards and walking luggage, we find Mort: A simple, clumsy boy who struggles to get a job. One night, just before it seemed like Mort would not find a master for the coming year, Death, the grim reaper of the Discworld, approaches Mort and offers him to be he apprentice. Upon accepting, Mort joins Death to his home and meets his servant and adopted daughter. Death shows and teaches Mort how to guide souls of the unfortunate ones on the disk to whatever happens after, explaining that Death is merely a guide, not the instigator. Upon trusting Mort, he gets to take over his boss’ job for one night – A night in witch Mort lets his heart take the better of himself, and makes a decision that will need more than a twinkle of magic to be resolved…

Terry Pratchett’s Mort is the fourth book in the popular Discworld® series. Like many others of Pratchett’s books, Mort has been adapted into a stage play by Stephen Briggs, a collaborator on many of Sir Pratchett’s works with an award-winning voice. Join us in March to see GUTS’ rendition of one of the finest books ever written taken to the Groninger stage.

Mort was performed at the Usva Cultureel Studentencentrum on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of March 2019. For more information about the play, click here.

Epilepsy Warning

Stobe lights are used during this performace.

Credits

The Creatives

Directed by: Erik Woering

Produced by: Jasper van der Aa

Written by: Terry Pratchett

Stage Adapted by: Stephen Briggs

The Cast

Mort – Adrian Sidhu

Death – Aubrey Williams

Ysabell – Senna Sabbah

Keli – Jana Riederer

Albert – Logan van Steenderen

Igneous Cutwell – Rudy Veiga da Palma

Rincewind – Bethany Wong

Lezek – Linda van Dijk

Hrita – Maartje Boekestein

Queen Olivia – Julia Boot

Duke of Sto Helit – Anthony Sowma

Towncrier / Bursar – Rodney Wierenga

Doorknocker – Jonathan Maas

Hamstring the Witch – Myrthe van der Zwan

Abbot – Mabel Mesink

Assassin – Frazier Mulford-Lawlor

Maid – Merel Spruyt

Landlord – Stratos Nikoloudis

Dancing Woman – Anniek Mol

Keeble – Colin Sigee Henseler

Prince – Oisín Moyne

Vizier – Henrieke Krijgsheld

MC – Samuel Stevens

The Crew

Aron van der Hoek, Radost Petrova, Merel Spruyt, Kim Offeringa, Anniek Mol, Helena van Zuylen, Tessa van der Veen, Zoe Reining, Floor Mijland, Stratos Nikoloudis, Ioana Mateescu, Myrthe van der Zwan, Linda van Dijk, Frazier Mulford-Lawlor, Colin Sigee Henseler, Femke Nagelhout, Mabel Mesink, Jan Hein Dikkers, Valerie de Heus, Sanne Molenaar, Joost Doornkamp