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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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 Hannah–the video designer for our production of The Truth and a member of the publicity team.
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“A triumph of a debut” – Geeks In Wales
By Terry Pratchett. Adapted by Stephen Briggs. Directed by Ellen Warren.
22nd – 25th August 2018, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff.
Wiliam de Worde is one of life’s Observers.
He’s always been very good at it. So much so that he’s just managed to invent Ankh-Morpork’s first newspaper, and now his observations are everyone’s observations. This has the unfortunate side effect of People suddenly Observing him.
With a scandal causing chaos in the highest echelons of society, political uncertainty abounding and a lot of funny shaped vegetables, William finds himself right in the middle of the story for the first time and unsure of which way to turn. All he knows is that he has to find the Truth.
The Truth was Peculiar Production’s first show, and raised £5,000 for Cardiff Mind.
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