“The Ankh-Morpork Opera House is a vibrant and popular night out, but behind the scenes, young sopranos are manipulated by a strangely familiar evil mask wearing musician…

However, Granny Weatherwax, Discworld’s most famous witch, is watching from the audience and she is determined to investigate.

The show must go on, with murder, music and mayhem, but also a great evenings entertainment.

By arrangement with Samuel French Ltd”

(Taken from the production’s website)

Cast & Crew


Agnes Nitt aka Perdita X
Christine (Thurs-Sat)
Christine (Weds & Thurs)
Coach Driver
Corporal Knobbs
Death of Rats
Dr Undershaft
Granny Weatherwax (Act One)
Granny Weatherwax (Act Two)
Henry Slugg aka Enrico Basilica
Mr Goatberger
Mr Pounder
Mrs Clamp the cook
Mrs Plinge
Nanny Ogg (Act One)
Nanny Ogg (Act Two)
Salzella (Act One)
Salzella (Act Two)
Seldom Bucket
Sergeant Detritus
Tommy Cripps
Walter Plinge
Woman with chocs


Assistant Director
Band Leader
Hair & Makeup
Lighting Assistant
Lighting Designer
Lyrics by
Lyrics by
Lyrics by
Marketing/ Programme
Marketing/ Programme
Music Composed by
Music Composed by
Music Composed by
Production Manager
Properties Assistant
Set Construction
Set Construction
Set Construction
Set Construction
Sound Design
Stage Manager
The Phantom’s Rose Band
The Phantom’s Rose Band
The Phantom’s Rose Band
The Phantom’s Rose Band
The Phantom’s Rose Band
The Phantom’s Rose Band
The Phantom’s Rose Band
The Phantom’s Rose Band

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  1. On 26th March 2011 at 12:32 a.m., Deborah noted:

    This is the first production I’ve seen by the Crescent Youth Theatre, and I was very impressed by the talent and the level of dedication on show.

    Despite being in a rather small studio, the cast used the space to its advantage, never making the stage feel cramped even when the entire ensemble were onstage at once. Set changes were quick and impressive – with large pieces of furniture being maneuvered swiftly through small doors.

    The playtext – by Stephen Churcher, the first non-Stephen Briggs adaptation of a Discworld novel which I have seen – was at times confusing for non-Discworld fans; the witches’ subplot, for instance, is entirely driven by events which took place in an earlier novel and which were only briefly alluded to at the beginning of the play (Magrat becoming queen, which meant that Granny Weatherwax & Nanny Ogg were a witch short for their coven). However, the cast and direction helped to smooth over any Pratchettisms for the uninitiated, whilst keeping in a number of in-jokes for the fans.

    The audience were ‘treated’ to a bizarre piece of meta-theatre before the play started, when a piece of equipment accidentally fell from the rigging, as music from the Phantom of the Opera’s chandelier-crashing overture played! In a play which then featured a lot of things deliberately falling from the gallery (and the threat of the chandelier crashing in the gentle mocking of Lloyd Webber’s production), this certainly kept the audience on its toes.

    This was an impressive production by a young cast (who also helped to write the music and lyrics for the production) – keep an eye on all of them, especially Lucy Blackford, Samuel Allan, Angus Villiers-Stuart, Sally Edwards, Daisy Hale and Sacha Garrett.

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