Axminster Drama Club to stage Sir Terry Pratchett's Mort

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:28 23 May 2018

Members of the cast in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew Coley

Members of the cast in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew Coley

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Explore the Discworld with Axminster Drama Club's latest production.

Peter Kimball-Evans in Axminster Drama Club's production of Mort. Picture: Andrew ColeyPeter Kimball-Evans in Axminster Drama Club's production of Mort. Picture: Andrew Coley

Temptation comes in many forms but could living the life of Death be one of them?

Just Imagine - immortality - travel - independence - the ability to walk through walls - answerable to no-one, not even the Gods. In exchange for these perks, one merely has to perform the duty every day for millennia after millennia with no time off for good behaviour... unless of course, you take on an assistant.

Mort, whose own short life is soon to be curtailed, is apprenticed to Death.

This gangly, clumsy, flame-haired youth, eagerly adopts his new career and after the obligatory, shaky start, progresses very well. But unlike Death, he is a budding, hot-blooded young man who, sooner or later, begs time off to visit the living world and the love of his life. And that is not the only thing he’s keeping from his boss.

Members of the cast in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew ColeyMembers of the cast in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew Coley

Death’s apprentice has behaved badly along the way and upset history. There are now two realities in existence where there should only be one - but which will gain the upper hand? Trouble? or strife? Some choice!

The answer to this conundrum will be discovered at the Axminster Guildhall, West Street, from Thursday May 24 to Saturday, May 26, when Axminster Drama Club stages Sir Terry Pratchett’s Mort.

Members of the cast in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew ColeyMembers of the cast in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew Coley

Ian Craig, Tucker Stevens and James Windsor, who play Albert, Death and Mort in the ADC production of Mort.Ian Craig, Tucker Stevens and James Windsor, who play Albert, Death and Mort in the ADC production of Mort.

David Starr in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew ColeyDavid Starr in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew Coley

James Windsor and Jessica Leat who play Mort and Ysabell in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew ColeyJames Windsor and Jessica Leat who play Mort and Ysabell in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew Coley

David Starr and Peter Kimball-Evans in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew ColeyDavid Starr and Peter Kimball-Evans in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew Coley

Andy Blundell and Simon Hurst in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew ColeyAndy Blundell and Simon Hurst in the ADC production of Mort. Picture: Andrew Coley

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