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Discworld Monthly - Issue 264 March 2019

Issue 264

1. Editorial

You may have noticed the lack of reviews this month [apart from the one I've just added after you wrote this - Jason] , and that's because we included them all last month! [again apart from the one ... - Jason]

Hopefully you lovely people will be visiting some of the plays listed later in this issue and will write us some nice reviews. If you'd like to have your review published in this esteemed organ (as described by Mr Bernard Pearson) email your review with the subject matter "Article/Review" to

Also if you have something you'd like to chat with other fans about, why not send us a readers' letter, to

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We are about to head out to Ireland for the 6th Irish Discworld Convention. For those of you who will be attending, we will be giving a talk on the Monday morning at 10am. Do come along, we intend to make you laugh at our tales of ineptitude, embarrassment and meetings with Terry from the last 22 years of writing Discworld Monthly. It should be really good fun.

For more information about the Irish Discworld Convention visit:

Irish Discworld Convention 2019

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For those of you attending the Australian Convention later in April, we will also be making an appearance via the wonders of technology*, we have no idea what we are meant to be talking about but as their chairman reassures me we could talk about a trip to the supermarket and people would still find it funny. [We'll try to be a bit more creative than that - Jason]

For more information about the Australian Discworld Convention visit

Australian Discworld Convention 2019

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Twenty two years ago this month, Jason started writing Discworld Monthly. The first ever issue was, totally by accident, sent out on Terry's birthday in 1997.

It's utter madness really to be still writing an online newsletter like this one after all this time and I've yet to find one anywhere online that comes even close to being as comprehensive as ours which says so much about how good Discworld Monthly is. [Even if we do say so ourselves - Jason]

I've loved and hated the last five years doing my bit for the newsletter, it often seems like a huge task to sit and do the research and update the website / facebook / twitter / instagram and then remember to put the full information in the newsletter as well. Jason did it on his own for so long and I hope that everything I've done has helped make it a little bit easier for him and also made the newsletter better for you to read.

If you have any ideas to make the newsletter even better do email me and let us know what you think we could do -

Rachel

*I want to appear like Holly from Red Dwarf, Just a head on a screen. I endeavour to find some black material, a photography background stand and a black jumper to make this happen.

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Jason Rincewind Anthony-Rowlands (Editor and Wizzard)
Rachel Anthony-Rowlands (A conglomerate of Neutrons, Protons and Electrons)
Richard Massey (Dice Wrangler)

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We like to thank all those that have already helped, you really do make a difference.

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1.1 Important Information

We have several places where you can get up to the minute news and information about all things Discworld from Discworld Monthly.

Facebook: Discworld Monthly Facebook Page

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And our website, discworldmonthly.co.uk which contains loads of information about the books, stage productions around the world, interesting articles, back issues and our merchandise shop.

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1.2 Submissions

Want to make your opinions about the Discworld known to the world?

Have you been to see a play or a Discworld related event and want to write a review about it?

Then get writing! We are always on the lookout for exclusive articles and reviews to share with our readers so don't hesitate, email us today with the subject Article/Review at

If you are putting on a stage production or know of a stage production near you, please email us and let us know about that too.

We happily advertise all stage productions for free and we can help in other ways too. Email with the Subject line "Stage Production".

The deadline for submissions to issue 265 of Discworld Monthly is Saturday 20th April 2019.

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1.3 Merchandise

Discworld Monthly has an amazing (if we say so ourselves) range of mugs , badges , fridge magnets , keyrings , mouse mats and window stickers for sale worldwide.

If you love the idea of The Watch series, we have our very own Vimes and Errol range available for your delight.

If you want something a bit more personal, you can always show your love for your favourite Discworld newsletter with a personalised Discworld Monthly mug.


2. News

2.1 Updated news about new edition paperbacks of Wyrd Sisters, Mort and Guards! Guards! with introductions by famous authors ... again!

Ok, I've been harking on about these since April 2016, yes you read that right, I first starting talking about these way back in Issue 228 when Joanne Harris started the trail by tweeting that she had just finished writing her introduction to Wyrd Sisters.

Since then we've had at least 4 different release dates for them and I think I can honestly* say that these are the final release dates for them as we now have cover images for the three.

Currently they will be released on the 25th April 2019.

*To the best of my ability to be Mrs Cake, but I'll actually believe it when I have them in my hands.

For those of you who have no clue what I am talking about, these are three new paperback editions which will have introductions by Joanne Harris (Wyrd Sisters) , Neil Gaiman (Mort) and Ben Aaronovitch (Guards!Guards!) .

Waterstones were the first to show the new covers and the resultant backlash from the fandom has taken us all by surprise.

First up, Waterstones totally misjudged the target audience with their caption "Get ready to start collecting, Pratchett enthusiasts: three new editions are publishing in April, along with intros from Ben Aaronovitch, Joanne Harris & Neil Gaiman... "

These editions are not for the fans, I know that is a random thing to say, but they are being produced to draw in readers who have never picked up a Terry Pratchett book before because the comic fantasy covers that many of us love are actually off putting to many new readers.

There are simply not enough of us "Pratchett Enthusiasts.." to keep Terry's books on the shelves of the big bookshops. As a result the publishers decided to go with something a bit more mainstream to try and draw new readers to the series. The introductions by well known authors are also meant to draw attention to Terry's works.

I know many of you don't like the covers, but the negative backlash on social media is actually offputting to potential new fans, especially on a wider appeal post by Waterstones bookshop.

We should all be doing our very best to #speakhisname and spread the word about Terry's books, not pour out rage on an advertisement for them.

The three books will each retail at 8.99GBP each and are being published by Corgi.

Release date: 25th April 2019

Wyrd Sisters: ISBN-13: 9780552173308

Mort: ISBN-13: 9780552173049

Guards! Guards!: ISBN-13: 9780552173032

To pre-order yours, even if you don't like them, because we are all collectors at heart.

Affiliate Links:

Wyrd Sisters (On the 26th March - this title says Currently Unavailable on the website. We know that will change)

Wyrd Sisters - Amazon UK

Mort - Amazon UK

Guards! Guards! - Amazon UK

Waterstones - Type the ISBN into the search bar on the website.

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2.2 Troll Bridge European Premiere - Some tickets still available!

Troll Bridge hits British waters on Monday 27th May at 1pm as part of the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival at the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli.

We have sent out two special editions of the newsletter this month detailing where to get FREE tickets to this momentous event which includes a special Q&A with Troll Bridge directory Daniel Knight hosted by our very own Rachel.

So far well over 300 fans have got tickets and as of a few days ago there were only 85 guaranteed entry tickets left, (some have been kept back for those who have full day tickets for the festival and for those who just turn up on the day) *

We, at Discworld Monthly encourage EVERYONE to attend in costume to show Llanelli and the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival how wonderfully eclectic Discworld fans are. Jason will be there as Rincewind and we already know of many who will be dressed as their favourite characters too so join in the fun and come along as your favourite.

How long the extra tickets will still be available for is debatable, so don't delay in booking yours.

Tickets are free for those wishing to attend and are available now from Eventbrite

There is a Facebook event page called European Premiere 'Troll Bridge' by SnowGum Films where you will find all the details and any plans we have for a gathering of fans at the premiere.

Troll Bridge has been entered into the Short Film Category and here we will get to see the 25 minute version of the film.

* For those who have already reserved tickets, great news, your tickets are still valid for the new larger screen. If your tickets was for the second showing please ensure you turn up for the 1pm showing (ignore the time in your ticket and be there for the one big screening at 1pm) .

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2.3 The Troll Bridge Tour

For those attending the Irish Discworld Convention next week, Daniel will be attending and will be talking about the film in great detail.

Currently there isn't any more news about more screenings but we do know of film festivals who will be making announcements over the coming months.

Screenings are announced by Snowgum Films over on their website

And just in case you are not a Backer and you want to be.

Troll Bridge's contract states that they can continue raising money while they are still in a position to spend money [on the film!] . Once the film has been completed and outstanding expenses covered, SnowGum Films may need to close off DVD availability.

So if you want it on DVD or Blu-ray, order it now as you may not be able to get it later!

To get yours:

BackerKit

Troll Bridge Website

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2.4 Other News

CabbageCon have announced dates and the venue for CabbageCon 6.

It will be at the Hotel De Rijper Eilandern and will happen over the Halloween weekend (31st October - 1st November) .

The Merchants Guild want to show you the bits of Ankh Morpork that they didn't want you to see…

CabbageCon 6


3. DiscTrivia

Wow, more trivia from Jason this month.. Good luck everyone.

Q1.Who labels their products "The Halls of Elven Perfume & Rouge Co."?
Q2.What is the name of the small child, from Sheepridge,rescued from a fire by Bill Door?
Q3.What name links the Archchancellor of Bugarup University and the Fretwork Teacher of Unseen University?
Q4.Who discovered the pencil bush?
Q5.What is Garhartra's job role?

The answers as usual can be found at the end of this issue.


4. Review: Wyrd Sisters - Live

Review by: Kimberley Chandler

On Saturday 23rd February three very weird sisters (and one weird brother) attended the Showtimers Production of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters (adapted by Stephen Briggs) in Nutfield, Surrey.

One aspect that is always striking with amdram is the effective use of minimal props and scenery. This was a surprise to one of us, who hadn't seen this before but it rapidly became un-noticeable as the performance progressed. The Showtimers did not disappoint in their use of this theatrical style. One delightful touch was a giant painting of a turtle and four elephants that took up the entire front of the stage, so the play did indeed take place on their backs.

The witches certainly looked the part, but to be honest we all felt that Granny Weatherwax too doddery which is in contrast to Pratchett's strong, upright character. While Magrat was a good mix of bubbly yet shy, Nanny Ogg could have been more vivacious and 'larger than life' in her delivery.

We all loved Duke Felmet who stole the show as he descended into madness. His hysterics were, well, hysterical, but not over-acted.

As with any production, there was the odd mishap, but the cast recovered with the minimum of fuss and the show went on. Overall the cast had great chemistry and it's obvious they all had a great time. The dedication to Terry at the beginning was a lovely touch and all proceeds from the raffle went to Alzheimer's Society. Thanks to everyone in the Showtimers and we look forward to the next one!


5. Competition - Mug and IDWCon Goodies

We haven't had a competition for ages and as we are heading out to Cork for the Irish convention we thought we would offer one of our mugs and whatever goodies we can find from the Irish Discworld Convention to give the lovely person with the correct answer to this month's question.

Q.How many Irish Discworld Conventions have there been including this year?

Answers on a postcard.. We mean email us the answer and your full postal address to by Saturday 20th April 2019.

Your address will only be used for sending out your prize should you be the lucky winner. Once prizes are sent out all address details will be destroyed. Entries received after the closing date or sent to any other address will be ignored. No more than one entry per person will be accepted - multiple entries will result in a ban from the competition. Failure to answer the questions or provide your postal address will prevent you from being entered into the competition. Answers to the questions must not be posted to any websites before the competition ends. The judges' decision is final. The competition is open to all readers


6. Birthdays

Everyone has a birthday. If you know someone who would like a mention or if you would like your birthday included in the listings, send us an email the month before your birthday and we will add it to the list! Email Subject: Birthday

Happy late March Greetings to: Chris Tarttelin, Laura Smith, Sophie Marshall, Susanne Vanden Bosch and Peter Kinsley.

Happy April Birthday greetings to: Mark Dissington, Marcin Jaworowicz, Ann Mackenzie, James May, Brianna Chase, Ian Thomas, Shaun Main, Kim Griffiths, Jan Uzzell, Alan Jakus-Hughes, The Artful Nudger, Amy Kingston Anderson, Periwinkle, Grace Koscielna, Howard Legg, Loki, Purple Sue, Wraenna Reedmoon, Kate Sayer, Clare Dimmick, Sephie James, Chris Riddell, Pamela Keenan, Ben Robertson, Pam Martin, Chico Kidd, Louise Richardson, Chris Pettigrew, Reb Voyce, Hanna Stewart, Claire Selby, Kathryn Jones, Andrew Molley, Su Eriksson, Lisel Jungreithmayr, Elizabeth Lamming and Bill Barnett.

And of course we need to acknowledge one special day, Terry Pratchett Day when Terry would have turned 71 years old.

The 28th of April 2019 also marks the 22nd anniversary of our very first issue being emailed out.


7. Readers' Letters

If you have any letters or comments, please email them to

We assume any correspondence is eligible for use in the newsletter unless otherwise stated, including the sender's email address. We may edit your letters by including them using visible ink (see this month's letters) . It is vitally important that you don't pass off other people's work as your own. If you use information from other resources please let us know so we can give proper credit.

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* From: "David Moger"

You know those moving banners that sometimes are on Google homepage to celebrate a day or event? I've just found out that they are called Google Doodles and Google is happy for people to suggest new ones.

How about everyone suggesting that they do a Sir Terry themes one for 25th May?

You can suggest ideas for doodles by emailing

With the popularity of Sir Terry throughout the world it would be great for Google to have suggestions from all over.

By the way, I couldn't find a previous doodle for Sit Terry or Discworld, so it is about time.

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* From: "Michael Lawrence"

About fourteen months ago we had the builders in replacing an old sunroom. It was going to take about a week weather permitting to do and we would have to have a skip on the drive to take away the rubble etc.

The builders were fine very friendly easy going my wife made cheese scones, there would be tea biscuits and we would often chat. Now not once did I mention Terry Pratchett nor did they. I have to say, I may have been a little disappointed, as I have Terry Pratchett books, memorabilia, tea towels pinned on the walls it's hard not to notice that I might like the great man.

No mention from them that they even noticed.

Now just before they were finished the skip was going to be collected the following morning they advised me as it wasn't full to to brim to get rid of anything unwanted. I said oh there's my wife's bike in the shed. Getting the bike out, one of the men said that's nice can I take it instead I can do it up. Of course take it. The work was done the skip was collected and the builders were gone. Now a year goes by so it's end of January this year and the builders are back next door at our neighbours. Our drives are side by side so inevitably we get to speak and catch up.

The first thing (after pleasantries are exchanged) the builder says is, you know you gave my brother that bike last year. Yes of course say I. Well he sold it to a props company who wanted bikes for a scene in the new Terry Pratchett thing. What Good Omens? Yep that's it says he, I knew you were a Pratchett fan and thought you might like to look out for the bike when it comes out. Now I don't know if my wife's old bike will be in the show but I will be hopeful that it just maybe. Also I was secretly pleased to know that they had noticed my Terry Pratchett effemora. Hopefully you will find this little anecdote of some interest.

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* From: "Jo Toon"

This is a really long shot call for help for the Discworld Monthly readers in Hawaii, particularly Big Island.

Whilst a friend was on Big Island on holiday, her hire car was broken into, and her bag stolen. One of the items inside that bag was my very old and battered copy of Witches Abroad. Normally, I would not stress too much (books are easily replaced) , but this one was a signed copy...

So - if anyone on Big Island happens to spot a lonely copy of the Josh Kirby illustrated Witches Abroad, with the inscription "To Jo, Oh deary, deary me...." on the inside please could they get in touch?

Discworld Monthly replies: We really hope you manage to get acquainted with your copy of Witches Abroad.

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* From: "Jan Meggat"

Hi wonderful people.

Just want to say that I bought myself a copy of Death's Study jigsaw for Christmas. Only started it a couple of weeks ago and have just finished and it really is super value. Difficult but not too hard even for a 75 year old. Want to know if the Librarian puzzle is still available now as it's nine months until next Christmas and I'm already suffering from withdrawal symptoms!

Discworld Monthly replies: Hi Jan, I've just had a quick look and the Librarian jigsaw is still available from The Discworld Emporium..

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* From: "Martin Burke"

For the trivia questions for this month, there is an alternative answer for Question 5, I believe. Letitia Keepsake may be the daughter of the Duchess of Keepsake, but Pterry had used the name before, as one of the female impersonators in the Last Continent (Darlene & Letitia, along with the female female impersonator, Neilette) .

Discworld Monthly replies: Thanks for letting us know. Jason has been suitably admonished for making this mistake.

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* From:

In reply to your editorial in issue 263:

it should be BARRING, not BARING . . . (unless you ARE going nekkid)

Discworld Monthly replies: If we go about baring we might get barred. Getting nekkid isn't necessarily a bad thing to do! Depends on the company.


8. Book Release News

8.1 English Language Releases

UK Book Releases

A TV-Tie in mass market paperback of Good Omens is going to be available as of the 2nd May 2019.

Pre-order

Amazon UK

Amazon US

[Tv-Tie In is the fancy wording for having a new cover that matches the branding of the Tv series, probably with Amazon prime written on it somewhere. - Rachel]

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A new Large Print paperback of Good Omens in the US by Harper Luxe is on the listings for release but the date is basically a ?

Pre-order

Amazon US

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The Definitive Good Omens, (or The Illustrated Good Omens (no-one seems to have decided what to call it even though the cover says The Definitive Good Omens)) illustrated by Paul Kidby NOW has a release date of the 23rd May. With 12 full colour illustrations plus numerous line drawings by the amazing Paul Kidby, this definitive version of the text has had all the typos and errors corrected by Neil Gaiman and the Pratchett Estate.

Coming out in a standard and a slipcase edition by Gollancz it is due out on the 23rd May 2019.

It is also due out in three limited editions published by Dunmanifestin. Links below.

Pre-Order

The Definitive Good Omens (Illustrated) : Standard Hardcover

Amazon UK

The Definitive Good Omens (Illustrated) : Slipcased Hardback (ignore that it says Paperback)

Amazon UK

The Definitive Good Omens is also due out in three limited editions published by Dunmanifestin.

Due for release on 20th June 2019

The Definitive Good Omens - Occult Edition published by Dunmanifestin

Paul Kidby Price includes P&P within the UK 102GBP

Discworld.com

Price 95GBP without P&P

The Definitive Good Omens - Ineffable Edition published by Dunmanifestin

Paul Kidby Price includes P&P within the UK 302GBP

Discworld.com

Price 295GBP without P&P

The Definitive Good Omens Celestial Edition published by Dunmanifestin

Discworld.com

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The Radio 4 dramatisation on CD of Good Omens is getting reissued on the (you guessed it) 18th April 2019.

Pre-Order

Amazon UK

Amazon US

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THE QUITE NICE AND FAIRLY ACCURATE GOOD OMENS SCRIPT BOOK will be released on the 31st May 2019.

Written by Neil Gaiman The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book is a hardback book which contains 400 pages, many of which have scenes that didn't quite make it to the screen.

It will be published by Headline and will cost 20 GBP

Pre-order yours

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Also Available on Kindle at 13.99GBP

Amazon UK KINDLE

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THE NICE AND ACCURATE GOOD OMENS TV COMPANION will also be released on the 31st May 2019

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion will be your ultimate guide to the upcoming apocalypse. It will feature incredible photographs, stunning location shots, costume boards, set designs and fascinating character profiles and in-depth interviews with the stars and crew.

It will cost 25GBP and is a huge 320 pages of Good Omens loveiness.

Pre-order now from

Amazon UK

Amazon US

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Dodger paperback with cover by Laura Ellen Anderson due for release on the 25th April 2019

Paperback: 416 pages

Age Range: 9 - 17 years

Publisher: Corgi Childrens (25 April 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0552577200

ISBN-13: 978-0552577205

RRP 7.99

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

Amazon Germany

Note: This is not currently on Amazon US but as soon as it becomes available we will put up the link

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Nation paperback with cover by Laura Ellen Anderson due for release on the 25th July 2019.

Paperback: 432 pages

Age Range: 9 - 16 years

Publisher: Corgi Childrens (25 July 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0552577197

ISBN-13: 978-0552577199

RRP 7.99

Pre-order

Amazon UK

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Discworld Collector's Library Editions.

Snuff with cover by Joe McLaren due for release on the 14th Nov 2019 (Subject to change)

Hardcover

Publisher: Doubleday (14 Nov. 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0857526499

ISBN-13: 978-0857526496

RRP 12.99

Pre-order

Amazon UK

Raising Steam with cover by Joe McLaren deu for release on the 14th Nov 2019 (Subject to change)

Hardcover

Publisher: Doubleday (14 Nov. 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0857526502

ISBN-13: 978-0857526502

Pre-order

Amazon UK


9. Stage Productions

Whilst we would love to get to every event and play to write reviews and articles about them, we just don't have enough time, petrol and a wide enough spread of friends to borrow the couch for the night. But you, our wonderful readers do have the time, petrol and often don't need the couches as the event or play is on your doorstep!

We don't have English degrees here and you don't need one either to write something for Discworld Monthly!

PS. If you know of a play or event that we don't know about (shock horror) , email us. We like the surprise!

All submissions should be emailed to or

Don't forget to visit Pratchett Stage Productions for our most up-to-date list of stage productions.

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9.1 Current and Upcoming Productions

For more details of these current and upcoming productions visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

  • Mort in Walsall, UK, UK (Thursday 3rd April 2019 - Saturday 14th April 2019 (excluding Sun 6th April) )

9.2 New and Updated Productions

These productions are new this month or have been updated. For our full list visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

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[New: UK] The Rickmansworth Players presents Wyrd Sisters as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:The Watford Pump House Theatre, Local Board Road, Watford, WD17 2JP UK
Dates:Tues 30th April 2019 - Saturday 4th May 2019
Times:Curtain up at 7.30pm, additional matinee at 2.30pm on Sat
Tickets:12GBP - 14GBP
Box office:03336663366 / ticketsource.co.uk
Website:The Rickmansworth Players
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[New: UK] Thalian Theatre Group presents Lords and Ladies as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:Mirren Studio, Basildon Towngate theatre, Towngate Theatre, St Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL UK
Dates:Thursday 2nd May 2019 - Saturday 4th May 2019
Times:Curtain up at 7.45pm
Tickets:Adult 13GBP,Concess 11GBP, Disabled 9GBP
Box office:01268205300 / towngatetheatre.co.uk
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[New: UK] The Crowborough Players presents Wyrd Sisters as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, East Sussex UK
Dates:Friday 10th May 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019
Times:Curtain up at 7.45pm both nights, additional matinee at 2.30pm on Sat
Tickets:Adult 9.50GBP, Concess 8GBP
Box office:01892300567 / ticketsource.co.uk
Website:The Crowborough Players
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[New: UK] Chesham Bois Catholic Players presents Men At Arms as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:TBC, UK
Dates:1st June and Friday 7th June - Saturday 8th June 2019
Times:TBC
Tickets:TBC
Website:Chesham Bois Catholic Players
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[New: Australia] Brisbane Arts Theatre presents Maskerade as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace, QLD 4000, Australia
Dates:Sunday 14th September - Sunday 12th October 2019. Performances on Thursday-Sundays only (no performances on the 15th, 19th, 22nd Sept, 6th Oct and 10th Oct) .
Times:7.30pm Thursdays, 8.00pm Fridays and Saturdays, 6.30pm Sundays
Tickets:23-34AUD
Box office:(07) 3369 2344 / sa2.seatadvisor.com
Website:Brisbane Arts Theatre

10. Discworld Conventions and other Events

10.1 Current and Upcoming Events

For more details of these events visit: Conventions and Other Events

  • Irish Discworld Convention - IDWCon - Welcome to Überwald in Cork, Ireland, Ireland (29th March - 1st April 2019)
  • Nullus Anxietas VII in Melbourne 2019 in Melbourne, Australia (12th-14th April 2019 (authorised by Ankh Morpork Post Office.))

10.2 New and Updated Events

These events are new or have recently been updated. For our full list visit: Conventions and Other Events

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[New: UK] European Premiere of Snowgum Films short film Troll Bridge

Location:Ffwrnes Theatre, Park street, Llanelli, SA15 3YE, Wales UK
Dates:Mon 27th May 2019
Box office:eventbrite.com
Website:Facebook Event Page

Don't miss the European Premiere of Troll Bridge, the shirt film based of Terry's short story Troll Bridge. See Cohen and Mica on the epic Bridge and watch their story unfold. The Premiere will be attended by the Director Daniel Knight and there will be an exclusive Q&A session directly after the screening hosted by Discworld Monthly's Rachel. There will be a huge gathering of fans from all over the country in one place to celebrate this amazing film. Book your ticket and come along in cosplay to see this wonderful film.


11. Recurring Fan Meetings

By their very nature the listing of recurring fan meeting remains static. So we've moved the full listings to our website at Recurring Fan Meetings

The newsletter will only include any listings that are new or have changed within the last 30 days.


12. Small Ads

If you want to try to sell your unwanted / duplicate Discworld items to other fans (and its legal for you to do so) email us at with the subject "Ads" and a short description of what you have and how fans can contact you. Discworld Monthly only lists the ads and is not responsible for the contents, validity or reliability of the ads or the buyers and sellers.

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Jude Parsons writes: I have a pristine unsigned copy of Once More With Footnotes available. First edition, third printing. If you are interested in buying it, please contact me with sensible offers at:

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Brian Richardson writes: After my wife has de-cluttered our spare room it appears that I have a brand new copy of the original version of the THUD board game, still shrink-wrapped, that I would love to sell to a fan who will appreciate it more than I do. I would like 30.00 GBP for it, plus postage (or, if you live in or near NE Lincolnshire, you can collect it) . Please contact me via email ( ) if interested.

Discworld Monthly writes: If *we* didn't already have several Thud sets we would bit your hand off for a copy. But we'll let one of our readers make you an offer instead.

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Fancy a holiday to the land of the librarian and a universe full of wonders? Though it it would be too expensive?

Then look no further...join Andrea, a life long STP fan and conservation biologist, at her guest house in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Not only can you go jungle trekking to see if you can spot the librarian and his friends. the monkeys (well, not actually friends..more like acquaintances) . You can also go on village walks, do cooking class, go river swimming and so much more.

Have a look at her website and drop Andrea and email or whatsapp with any questions at all. There's a 5% discount if you start your email with your favourite discworld quote!

Green Hill Guest House

.....fyi...Andrea would like to bring your attention to this quote

"It was the special sort of beautiful area which is only beautiful if you can leave after briefly admiring its beauty and go somewhere else where there are hot tubs and cold drinks. Actually staying there for any length of time is a penance."


13. The End

This month's issue is brought to you by sheer bloody mindedness and the letters T and B.

The deadline for submissions to issue 265 of Discworld Monthly is Saturday 20th April 2019.

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13.6 Trivia Answers

Q1.Who labels their products "The Halls of Elven Perfume & Rouge Co."?
A1.Grabpot Thundergust (Wyrd Sisters, Men At Arms)
 
Q2.What is the name of the small child, from Sheepridge,rescued from a fire by Bill Door?
A2.Sal (Reaper Man)
 
Q3.What name links the Archchancellor of Bugarup University and the Fretwork Teacher of Unseen University?
A3.Rincewind, the Archchancellor's first name is Bill. The UU's Rincewind doesn't appear to have any other names.
 
Q4.Who discovered the pencil bush?
A4.Osric Pencillium (Hogfather)
 
Q5.What is Garhartra's job role?
A5.Guestmaster of Krull. His role is to make victims feel comfortable, right up to the point of death. (The Colour of Magic)
 
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13.8 Thanks

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13.9 The Final Word...

*Rachel here*

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Whilst you keep reading it, we'll keep on writing it because we love Terry's books just as much as you do.

GNU Terry Pratchett...


Table of Contents:

1. Editorial
1.1 Important Information
1.2 Submissions
1.3 Merchandise
2. News
2.1 Updated news about new edition paperbacks of Wyrd Sisters, Mort and Guards! Guards! with introductions by famous authors ... again!
2.2 Troll Bridge European Premiere - Some tickets still available!
2.3 The Troll Bridge Tour
2.4 Other News
3. DiscTrivia
4. Review: Wyrd Sisters - Live
5. Competition - Mug and IDWCon Goodies
6. Birthdays
7. Readers' Letters
8. Book Release News
8.1 English Language Releases
9. Stage Productions
9.1 Current and Upcoming Productions
9.2 New and Updated Productions
10. Discworld Conventions and other Events
10.1 Current and Upcoming Events
10.2 New and Updated Events
11. Recurring Fan Meetings
12. Small Ads
13. The End
13.1 Supporting Discworld Monthly
13.2 eBook Editions
13.3 Contact Information
13.4 Latest Book Information
13.5 Subscription Information
13.6 Trivia Answers
13.7 Small Print
13.8 Thanks
13.9 The Final Word...
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