Year

2018 - 2019

Creatives

Director: Erik Woering

Production Leader: Jasper van der Aa

Writer

Terry Pratchett

Stage Adapted by: Stephen Briggs

Synopsis

Unlike the spherical Earth we live on, the Discworld consists out of a disk, carried by four elephants, which is in turn 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 job for the coming year, Death, the grim reaper of the Discworld, approaches Mort and offers him to be his apprentice. Upon accepting, Mort joins Death to his home and meets his servant Albert and adopted daughter Ysabell. 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…

Cast

Adrian Sidhu: Mort

Aubrey Williams: Death

Senna Sabbah: Ysabell

Jana Riederer: Keli

Logan van Steenderen: Albert

Rudy Veiga da Palma: Cutwell

Anniek Mol: Street Woman

Anthony Sowma: Duke Sto Helit

Bethany Wong: Rincewind

Colin Sigee Henseler: Keeble

Frazier Mulford-Lawlor: Assassin

Henrieke Krijgsheld: Vizier

Jonathan Maas: Doorknocker

Julia Boot: Queen Olive

Linda van Dijk: Lezek

Maartje Boekestein: Hrita

Mabel Mensink: Abbot Lobsang

Merel Spruyt: Maid

Myrthe van der Zwan: Hamstring the Witch

Oisín Moyne: Prince

Rodney Wierenga: Town-Crier / Bursar

Samuel Stevens: MC

Stratos Nikloudis: Landlord

Crew

Anniek Mol (Props & Sets)

Aron van der Hoek (Sets & Props)

Colin Sigee Henseler (Sets & Tech)

Femke Nagelhout (Make-Up)

Floor Mijland (Props)

Frazier Mulford-Lawlor (Sets & Props)

Helena van Zuylen (Costumes)

Henrieke Krijgsheld (PR)

Ioana Mateescu (PR)

Jan Hein Dikkers (Overall Crew)

Joost Doornkamp (Tech)

Kim Offeringa (Costumes)

Linda van Dijk (Make-Up)

Mabel Mensink (Props)

Merel Spruyt (Sets & Costumes)

Myrthe van der Zwan (Sets)

Radost Petrova (Make-Up)

Sanne Molenaar (Sets & Costumes)

Stratos Nikloudis (Sets)

Tessa van der Veen (Sets & Props)

Valerie de Heus (Props)

Zoe Reining (Sets)

Performances

March 21st 2019: Usva Cultureel Studentencentrum

March 22nd 2019: Usva Cultureel Studentencentrum

March 23rd 2019: Usva Cultureel Studentencentrum

Special Thanks

Stephen Briggs

Colin Smythe

Anna Woudstra

Rohdie van der Velde

Elsemiek Hes

Tom Dijkstra

Viktor Ivasyshyn

Paul en Marieke

49th GUTS Board

50th GUTS Board

51st GUTS Board

Our family, friends, and everyone else who helped us out after the printing of the booklet.

Trivia

  • The logo of Mort is an ambigram that reads the word "Death" when turned upside down. This interesting concept has a nice feature that, when turned around on the poster, it also shows Death being on top.
  • In the official Discworld lore, the character of Death speaks in small capital letters. This has been simulated by using a microphone to add a small reverb to the characters spoken words, together with the actor's rather odd way of pronouncing.
  • Next to the trailer, another video was made for the production named "Banana Murder". This small skit is in the style of an old silent movie, and was quickly filmed after the shooting of the official trailer, completely improvised and unplanned.
  • Mortwas nominated for three Cardozo Awards, namely best night out, best lead role (Aubrey Williams) and best play, the latter two being won by GUTS.

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