edited by Stephen Briggs
Somewhere in the Circle Sea between Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali, a fisherman’s boat bumps into a weathervane. Inevitably, this results in the declaration of war.
The Lost Kingdom of Leshp has emerged after hundreds of years beneath the waves. And so with no ships, no army and no money, Ankh-Morpork goes to war against the Klatchian army claiming the rock as their own. To add injury to insult, a visiting Klatchian prince is wounded in an assassination attempt. This is only stopped from becoming a major diplomatic incident by Sir Samuel Vimes of the City Watch, who knows how politics works and is determined not to give it any opportunity to do so.
Undaunted by the prospect of being tortured to death by vastly superior numbers of enemy troops, a small band of intrepid men and an increasingly stupid troll set out under Vimes’s command. If they can survive long enough, maybe they can arrest an entire army for breach of the peace.
Jingo is a faithful adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s hilarious novel of the same name. It was first performed at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon, in 1997.