The Truth: Pack Tactics

The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret – and fretting we are!

As Show Week (TM) approaches, the emotions and excitement are reaching fever frenzy. But it’s great; seeing how far the Peculiars have come since the first read-through of our debut show as a new company.

Everyone has developed and explored their characters so much – the five months since rehearsals started have given everyone the opportunity to really discover and learn to love their characters. Continue reading “The Truth: Pack Tactics”

The Truth: The Press Gang

Hello! My name is Josh, and I am peculiar.

About three years ago, my childhood friend Loz approached me to join a theatre company called Monstrous Productions that specialised in plays by the late, great Terry Pratchett, who were at the time planning a production of Night Watch.

As someone who had never read a Discworld book I was unsure about auditioning, but after being poked and prodded approximately 27,880,978 times I eventually agreed. Continue reading “The Truth: The Press Gang”

The Truth: A Respectable Reporter

Hello! I’m Caitlin and I’m playing Sacharissa Cripslock in the upcoming play The Truth.

I have a slight confession to make: when it comes to acting I’m an actual, real-life newbie. So you might wonder why on Earth I decided to audition for the show? I knew a few people already in the company, having been to a few of the previous Monstrous Productions shows and felt like it would be something great to try out–so I signed up and went along to auditions. Continue reading “The Truth: A Respectable Reporter”

The Truth: Meet William de Worde

I’ve been slapped in the face by an angry engraver, menaced for cash by a litigious zombie, interrogated by a semi-supernatural police force, and irritated by an incessant turnip-fancier.

I think you’ll like this show.

Hello! I’m Loz, and I’ll be playing William de Worde in Peculiar Productions stage performance of Terry Pratchett’s The Truth, taking place in Cardiff this August at the beautiful Gate Arts Centre. Continue reading “The Truth: Meet William de Worde”

The Truth: The Wonder Dog!

I was really excited to take on the role of Gaspode for this production. As a huge Discworld fan it was really great to get my teeth into another iconic character. Having previously been cast as Maurice in ‘The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents’ it wasn’t a shock to try and portray a talking animal on stage. However, the differences from that production to this one are vast. Continue reading “The Truth: The Wonder Dog!”

Meet the Team: Production Manager

To highlight the unseen heroes of Theatre – the crew – we’re shining a spotlight on the hardworking team pulling together the technical and production side of The Truth.

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Joe – the Production Manager for The Truth.

What does a Production Manager do?

The Production Manager is responsible for the backstage and technical aspects of the show; it’s their responsibility to bring the non-acting parts of the Director’s vision to life.

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Meet the Team: Sound Designer

To highlight the unseen heroes of Theatre – the crew – we’re shining a spotlight on the hardworking team pulling together the technical and production side of The Truth.

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Sam, and I’m the Sound Designer for our upcoming play The Truth.

I’ve been working for years with live bands and in corporate events, and having moved recently into working in theatre sound I am looking at getting as much experience as I can doing my own sound design for the play.

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The Truth: Director foreword

When I got the confirmation that my pitch to direct The Truth for Peculiar Productions had been successful, my first thought was “I cannot wait!”. My second thought? “Oh Gods, what have I done!”

Thankfully, that second thought–although it crops up from time to time–has largely been quashed.

My experience so far with Peculiar Productions has run the gauntlet from exhilarating to exciting and every possible emotion in between. I’ve been involved in theatre for around 15 years now but this is the first big show I’ve solo-directed since school, and staging a Pratchett directly following on from Amy Davies’ Monstrous Productions left my team and I with some pretty big shoes to fill!

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