mort
A brand new musical about life and Death
with book & lyrics by Jenifer Toksvig
and music by Dominic Haslam
 
Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. Now the poor boy is apprenticed to an anthropomorphic personification who is having a mid-existence crisis.
 
And he's fallen in love with a Princess who should be dead. Also, he's created an alternative reality that might end the universe. Still, it could be worse. At least he's not facing a life or Death situa... oh dear.
 
This is an amazing production, directed by Luke Sheppard, featuring a huge cast, an eight foot tall dancing skeleton, a flying horse and a small ferret.
 
Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, so we ask you to please consider visiting the Alzheimer's Research Trust to make a donation. Thank you.
 

 
Click on the song titles to listen to demos of some music from the show performed by the writers
 
Make A Living
The village boys and their parents attend the annual Apprentice Hiring Fair. Mort and his father can't quite get the hang of it.
 
Beautiful
Mort is a rather inexperienced when it comes to girls. Here, he sings the least successful love song ever sung by a boy.
 
How Do I Feel?
Death ponders the meaning of living.
 
Dear Son, Dear Mum
The village boys are busy learning their new trades, and they write letters home.
 
Time, Gentlemen, Please
The Wizards will not be rushed. And nor will Death, when he's having a night off.
 
The Hedgehog Song
No show set on the Discworld would be complete without the Famous Hedgehog Song.
 
I Feel Alive
Death gets a job as a cook in a greasy spoon - and finds the meaning of living.
 

 
Featuring an eight-foot tall dancing skeleton, this new musical adaptation of Terry Pratchett's classic Discworld novel has been through several development stages:
 
YMT:UK
August 2012
2 week production
The Rose Theatre, Kingston
Director - Luke Sheppard
Musical Director - Chris Huntley
Choreographer - Heather Douglas
Designer - Victoria Spearing
 
YMT:UK
August 2011
3 week workshop
Production at Greenwich Theatre
Director - Luke Sheppard
Musical Director - Francis Goodhand
Choreographer - Heather Douglas
Designer - Victoria Spearing
 
The Copenhagen Interpretation
May 2011
Informal Reading at
The Compass Theatre, Ickenham
performed by the audience
with illustrations by Laurie Pink
 
YMT:UK
August 2008
3 week workshop
Production at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Director - Clive Paget
Musical Director - Jan Winstone
Assistant Musical Director - Matthew Shenton
Choreographer - Lucie Pankhurst
 
YMT:UK
August 2007
2 week workshop
Presentation of the first act at Manchester Library Theatre
Director - Clive Paget
Musical Director - Mark Dougherty
Choreographer - Sam Spencer-Lane
 
The brilliant Death puppet, below, was designed and built for the YMT productions by the very clever Richard Johnston