adapted by Stephen Briggs
Interesting Times is a Discworld story about barbarians, revolutionaries, assassinations, desperate battles and a travel memoir.
Rincewind, Discworld's most inept wizard, has been sent from Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork to the oppressive Agatean Empire, to help some well-intentioned revolutionaries overthrow the Emperor. He's assisted by toy-rabbit-wielding rebels, an army of terracotta warriors, a tax gatherer and a group of seven very elderly barbarian heroes lead by Cohen the Barbarian. Opposing him is the evil and manipulative Lord Hong and his army of 750,000 men.
Rincewind is also aided by Twoflower – Discworld's first tourist and the author of a subversive book about his visit to Ankh-Morpork, which has inspired the rebels in their struggle for freedom. The book is called What I Did On My Holidays.
Interesting Times is the adaptation of the best-selling Terry Pratchett novel of the same name, and was first performed at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon, in 2001.