Padbury actor Rachael Leech joins cast of 18 in Guards! Guards!


Padbury resident Rachael Leech, left, Natalie Djurdjevic, Andrew Smalley and Tia Evers are taking to the stage in Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!.
Padbury resident Rachael Leech, left, Natalie Djurdjevic, Andrew Smalley and Tia Evers are taking to the stage in Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!.

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, arenaarts@hotmail.com.au or at www.trybooking.com/LUCB.