Terry Pratchett fans are in for a treat with Ooook! Productions’ Performance of Feet of Clay at Durham’s Assembly Rooms this weekend!
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Ooook! Productions, a Durham University student theatre group that specialises in performing the works of Terry Pratchett, is bringing its exhilarating fantasy play to central Durham to kick-start the student theatre season off with a bang. ‘Feet of Clay’ is the 16th annual Terry Pratchett adaptation tackled by Ooook!, which has to date raised around £30,000 for charity, including more than £4,000 for the Orangutan Foundation, a charity close to Pratchett’s heart. Ticket sales from this production will also go to the cause.
Opening at the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre (40 North Bailey, DH1 3ET) on Thursday October 26 and running until Saturday October 28, the play uses puppetry and performance to bring to life one of England’s most beloved fantasy settings. Featuring werewolves, dwarfs with attitude and a couple of giant golems, the storyline follows the mysterious deaths of people across the city, yet with no trace of a living creature having been at the scene. Commander Vimes of the City Watch must solve the crimes and save a dying Lord Vetinari before the whole of Ankh-Morpok descends into chaos. Paloma Hoyos of Ooook!, who is co-directing the play, said, “This comedy fantasy is suitable for families with children aged 12 and older, and will delight Pratchett fans and fantasy enthusiasts alike. We really encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the spectacle of our giant golems and other characters – the event is open to all (not just Durham University students) and performances each evening start at 7.30 pm, with an additional 2.30 pm matinee on Saturday October 28th. Doors open half an hour before with tickets available from www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/whats-on/
Ooook! Is a Durham University-based student theatre company dedicated to producing Terry Pratchett and other comedies donating all its proceeds to charity. In its 15 years of operation, it has raised more than £30,000 for charities all over the world.
★★★★ – “The perfect combination of fantasy [and] dark humour” Palatinate UK (Review of Ooook!’s 2022 production of Hogfather)
“A treat for any Pratchett fan” First Night (Review of Ooook!’s 2021 production of Night Watch)
For more information, interviews or reviewer tickets, please contact:
Gillian Swan, Assistant Manager for Durham University Student Performing Arts – Mob: 07796 021427 – Email: [email protected]
Ellen Olley, Theatre Coordinator Durham University Student Performing Arts – Mob: 07845 106859 – Email: [email protected]