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Reviews of ‘Making Money’

Making Money by Terry Pratchett at Salisbury StudioThe Fine Times Recorder writes:

Finally, I am convinced by Terry Pratchett on stage.

Congratulations to Studio Theatre’s director of productions Chris Hawley for an adaptation, approved by Sir Terry, that captures the wit and pace of the book.

This production of Making Money, also directed by Chris Hawley, is a delight, full of marvellous performances, a pacy retelling of the complex and satirical story, exciting and often laugh-out-loud funny.

Making Money takes everything you think you know about banking and makes it horribly, believably hilarious, while continuing the ongoing saga of Discworld and the varied peoples of Ankh Morpork, under the benevolent eye of their dictator Lord Vetinari (Anthony von Roretz).

The (anti)-hero of our story is Moist van Lipwig and it would be hard to imagine anyone more suited to the part than the gangling, arm-whirling Stew Taylor with his wicked grin and boundless energy.

In this vast cast, it is perhaps unfair to single out a few performances, but Alistair Faulkner is brilliant as the lugubrious senior bank clerk Mr Bent (think Ministry of Silly Walks) – and without wishing to spoil it for those who don’t know the story, his finale transformation is a dream.

James Bradwell, in his first villain as the unspeakable Cosmo Lavish, is really creepy; Phil Hunter is delightfully deadpan as the golem Gladys; and Teddy Woolgrove is suitably wired as the eccentric economist-scientist Hubert.

The production runs to 1st March – beg, borrow or steal a ticket if you can get to Ashley Road.

Read the full review at: Fine Times Recorder

The Salisbury Journal says:

HAVING thoroughly enjoyed Studio Theatre’s last Terry Pratchett production, Going Postal, I had high expectations for the sequel, Making Money.

I wasn’t disappointed.

There were outstanding performances, especially from Stew Taylor as the lead role, Moist von Lipwig.

Phil Taylor, as golum Gladys, was responsible for many of the laugh out loud moments, and Alistair Faulkner was fantastic as Mr Bent.

Special mention must also go to Teddy Woolgrove, socially awkward Hubert, and George Goulding as Igor and Mr Slant as well as Theo Ross, Mrs Lavish.

Anthony von Roretz put in a convincing performance as tyrant Lord Vetinari, despite stumbling over a couple of lines in the first half.

James Bradwell proved he could pull off villainous Cosmo Lavish just as brilliantly as his hilarious performance as Manuel in Studio’s recent Fawlty Towers production.

Read the full review at: REVIEW: Making Money (From Salisbury Journal)

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