The Truth (Pratchett)

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Terry Pratchett adapted by Stephen Briggs

DOI: 10.5040/9781408169544.00000004
Acts: 2. Scenes: 28. Roles: Male (14) , Female (9) , Neutral (0)

There’s been a murder. Allegedly, that is. William de Worde has accidentally become the Discworld’s first investigative journalist – he didn’t mean to, he just wrote down what had been happening in the city, and then the dwarves invented the printing press, and suddenly he’s in charge of a newspaper.

But no sooner has the free press been invented than quite a few people are wishing it could be locked up. The City Watch is trying to investigate a very strange crime committed in the Patrician’s office, while dark forces high up in Ankh-Morpork’s society are plotting to take over the city, and William writing down what everyone’s saying isn’t helping either of them. But he’s determined to take on the forces of untruth and obfuscation, with the help of some dwarves, a novice reporter, a photosensitive vampire iconographer, and a talking dog – except dogs can’t talk, of course.

The Truth is a faithful adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s hilarious novel of the same name, and was first presented in 2000 at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Terry Pratchett adapted by Stephen Briggs

ISBN: 9780413771162

Series: Modern Plays

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