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Monstrous Regiment

by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
directed by Louise Stenson

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Monstrous Regiment

"Only three things you need to remember.  One: obey orders; two: give it to the enemy good and hard; and three: don't die"

Terry Pratchett’s wonderfully outlandish Discworld fantasy hits the RSS stage!

It began as a sudden strange fancy...  Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry.  Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy.  Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time.  And now she’s enlisted in the army, searching for her lost brother.  But there’s a war on and, whatever anyone says, her side’s coming off worse.  Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training and with the enemy hunting them.

All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army, a vampire with a lust for coffee, and a readiness to fight dirty.  Oh, and they have a secret...  as well as all the resources of the Monstrous Regiment.

Sunday 2 to Saturday 8 November 2014

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. All My Sons - Arthur Miller
  2. Punk Rock & Bassett - Simon Stephens & James Graham
  3. Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen
  4. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  5. Journey’s End - R C Sherriff
  6. Larkin with Women - Ben Brown
  7. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  8. Joking Apart - Alan Ayckbourn
  9. The 39 Steps - John Buchan (Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon)
  10. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  11. Romeo and Juliet - A Senior Youth Theatre Production - William Shakespeare
  12. Bette and Joan - Anton Burge
  13. The Railway Children (stage version) - E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
  14. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  15. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  16. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  17. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  18. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  19. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  20. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  21. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  22. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  23. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  24. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  25. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  26. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  27. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  28. Collaborators - John Hodge
  29. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  30. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  31. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  32. The White Devil - John Webster
  33. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  34. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  35. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  36. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  37. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  38. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  39. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  40. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  41. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  42. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  43. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  44. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  45. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  46. Othello - William Shakespeare
  47. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  48. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  49. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  50. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  51. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  52. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  53. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  54. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  55. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  56. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  57. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  58. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  59. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  60. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  61. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  62. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  63. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  64. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  65. In the Club - Richard Bean
  66. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  67. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  68. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  69. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  70. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  71. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  72. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  73. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  74. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  75. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  76. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  77. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  78. King John - William Shakespeare
  79. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  80. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  81. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  82. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  83. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  84. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  85. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  86. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  87. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  88. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  89. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  90. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  91. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  92. Iron - Rona Munro
  93. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  94. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 07484 927 662
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syll” Macbeth, Act v, Sc.5