Based on the novel by - Terry Pratchett
Words Adapted by - Jenifer Toksvig
Music Adapted by - Dominic Haslam
Director - Clive Paget
Musical Director - Mark Dougherty
Choreographer - Sam Spencer-Lane
'Mort: You're looking for an apprentice?
Death: Of Course.
Mort: I don't have to die to get the job, do I?
Death: Being dead is not compulsory'
Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death’s apprentice.
As 'Mort' starts, the titular teenager, whose picture is in the dictionary next to both "gangly" and "geek", has been dragged to the local job fair by his father to be shipped off as someone else's assistant. Mort and his father wait until the final stoke of midnight, when a tall and very thin gentlement -just bones, no skin- shows up with the offer of a lifetime: an opportunity to be Death's apprentice. Mort gets the job, but the opportunities for love are more interesting than the chances to deal death...
Terry Prachett's worldwide popularity as a fantasy and science fiction writer was recognised in 1998 when he received the OBE for services to literature. He has sold more than 50 million books to date, publishing his first work at the age of 15. His novels have since been adapted for TV, film, stage, comics, computer games and radio plays.
Youth Music Theatre UK are proud to be developing Part 1 of Terry Prachett's novel Mort and look forward to working on Part 2 in 2008.