PADBURY resident Rachael Leech knows dragons don’t exist – but her appearance in a stage production of Terry Pratchett’s popular Discworld novel Guards! Guards! may prove her otherwise.
Dying of Alzheimer’s in early 2015, Pratchett was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s, selling more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages.
Directed by Simon James, the play is a comedic adventure of dragons and dastardly plans as a fiendish plot to take over the City of Ahnk-Morpork unfolds. A dragon from the world of beyond is summoned to torch the city and terrorise the citizens into submission and the only folk to stand in the way is a decimated City Watch made up of a drunk, a coward, a petty thief and a rather earnest six-foot tall dwarf.
Leech plays several characters including Brother Watchtower, the Chief Assassin, a citizen and an elephant.
“Guards! Guards! appealed because I was looking to branch out with my acting and looking to meet new faces,” she said.
The play has a cast of 18 playing more than 35 roles.
See it at The Latvian Centre Theatre in Belmont at 8pm on October 28, 29, November 3, 4 and 5 or 2pm on October 30 and November 6.
Tickets are $22, $16 for concession and $10 for children under 16 on 9399 9947, firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.trybooking.com/LUCB.