edited by Stephen Briggs
With the armies of the Discworld ranged against them, the tiny, impoverished country of Borogravia is down to their last regiment, and their last scrap of hope. Unfortunately there’s something rather odd about the regiment in question.
The Monstrous Regiment is made up of a reformed vampire, Igor the highly progressive surgeon, a troll, and a young woman who discovers that a pair of socks shoved down the front of her trousers is a good way to open doors in a man’s army. Polly cut off her hair and learned to walk like a man so that she could join the Borogravian militia and find her brother, but suddenly the new recruits are in the middle of the war, without any training or uniforms that fit. To make matters worse, they are definitely losing. Polly finds that to survive she will have to fight dirty, pretend to know how to shave and even occasionally dress up as a woman.
Monstrous Regiment 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.