Night Watch

Terry Pratchett edited by Stephen Briggs

DOI: 10.5040/9781408168622.00000004
Acts: 2. Scenes: 27. Roles: Male (14) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Night Watch is a Discworld tale of one city, with a full chorus of street urchins, ladies of negotiable affection, rebels, secret policemen, grannies, and two Sam Vimeses.

Commander Vimes knows that revolutions just come round again – the clue is in the name – but he didn’t expect it to happen quite so literally. On the anniversary of Ankh-Morpork’s great uprising, Vimes is locked in a deadly struggle with a psychopathic criminal, and falls off a roof and back in time – right back to the revolution he remembers from his youth.

Back in his rough and tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in, Vimes has to ensure that history takes its course so that the right future will emerge, and stay alive so that he can get back to it. He must track down a murderer, teach his younger self how to be a good copper, outmanoeuvre the vile Cable Street Unmentionables and their suspiciously psychopathic new Sergeant, and look after a bloody revolution.

Night Watch is a faithful adaptation of the hilarious Terry Pratchett novel of the same name. It was first performed in 2003 at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Terry Pratchett edited by Stephen Briggs

ISBN: 9780413774446

Series: Modern Plays

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