Pratchett if you can

In celebration of what would have been Sir Terry Pratchett’s 70th birthday, Castle Players are delighted to be presenting Jingo, a stage adaptation by Stephen Briggs of Sir Terry’s hilarious novel of the same name. It’s a must-see for all lovers of Discworld and anyone who enjoys a good laugh and a great crime thriller!

Somewhere in the Circle Sea between Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali, a fisherman’s boat bumps into a weathervane. Inevitably, this results in the declaration of war.

The Lost Kingdom of Leshp has emerged after hundreds of years beneath the waves. And so with no ships, no army and no money, Ankh-Morpork goes to war against the Klatchian army, claiming the rock as their own. To add injury to insult, a visiting Klatchian prince is shot during a peace-keeping mission. This is only stopped from becoming a major diplomatic incident by Sir Samuel Vimes of the City Watch, who knows how politics works and is determined not to give it any opportunity to do so.

Undaunted by the prospect of being tortured to death by vastly superior numbers of enemy troops, a small band of intrepid men and an increasingly stupid troll set out under Vimes’s command. If they can survive long enough, maybe they can arrest an entire army for breach of the peace.

Lytchett Matravers Village Hall, BH16 6DD. 26-27 April at 7.45, 28 April at 2.30 & 7.45 Tickets £9 (concessions £8): go to, email or call 07938 965434.