To be directed by Mark Preston & Sally Ransom, with Leanne Young.
April 2018 will see groups from all over the UK perform a month of Discworld plays to mark what would have been Terry Pratchett’s 70th birthday. As a group with a history and reputation for putting on these plays, I look forward to seeing us contribute to this anniversary event. I’m thinking of the Fifth Elephant as a cross between the Hobbit and Underworld films, with a touch of Hammer Horror! However it is more than just a genre parody, as it addresses ‘race relations’ between the different species on the Discworld.
CTW is committed to encouraging equality of opportunity and diversity, and the directors of The Fifth Elephant welcome auditionees from all parts of the local community to our open auditions.
Synopsis of play : Sam Vimes, the no-nonsense Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, is sent on a diplomatic mission to the Discworld equivalent of Translyvania, to negotiate with werewolves, dwarves and vampires and prevent an inter-species war. Accompanied by his wife, a troll and a dwarf from the Watch, a mysterious diplomat, and an undead servant, Vimes faces a battle for his life in the snowy mountain forests of Uberwald.
11 male, 7 female : we can be flexible with our actors’ ages and genders!
Plus various dwarves, werewolves, bandits, guards etc. We will also be looking for anyone who can help with costume, hair, make-up and stage crewing, as essential elements of this production.
For further details please feel free to contact director Mark Preston on : firstname.lastname@example.org or 07885 501533.
Dates for the Directors’ Workshops are still to be announced; visit https://ctw.org.uk/writers-directors-groups/ for more information.