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Marc brings the magic of Terry Pratchett to Shrewsbury stage

Author, comedian and Terry Pratchett fan Marc Burrows is inviting audiences to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark comic fantasy Discworld series.

Marc Burrows will take to the stage for the 'Magic of Terry Pratchett'

Burrows is bringing The Magic of Terry Pratchett to The Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, on Saturday, May 18 (7.30pm).

In 2020, Marc penned the first-ever biography of Sir Terry.

The book received critical acclaim, won a Locus Award and was embraced by fans.

This new, live multimedia show, based on the book, was then created with the full endorsement and support of Narrativia, the company founded to protect and promote the late author’s work in association with his estate.

The Magic of Terry Pratchett is a comic lecture in which Burrows explores Pratchett's influences, his rise to fame, impact, and unique life, becoming one of the most beloved storytellers of all time.

From the national treasure’s days as a school librarian, his time as a trainee journalist to his untimely death in 2015 and in keeping with Pratchett’s own style, the show is a gently comic celebration and exploration of his work.

It will also seriously examine his death and the activism he was involved with toward the end of his life surrounding dementia treatment and the right-to-die; an important part of his story and legacy.

In addition to using the framework of the ‘The Magic of Terry Pratchett’ book, the show will incorporate additional elements of Rob Wilkins’ official biography, ‘Terry Pratchett: A Life in Footnotes’, (A Sunday Times Bestseller) as well as licensed media.

Marc and Terry

Sir Terry's works have been translated into 40 different languages, sold 100 million copies and have been performed on stage on seven continents.

His short story ‘The Abominable Snow Baby’ was adapted by Channel 4 as a Christmas Day animation in 2021.

Sky released a feature film adaptation of his Carnegie Award winning book ‘The Amazing Maurice’ in cinemas in 2022, and ‘Good Omens’, a TV series based on the book he wrote with Neil Gaiman, will have a second Amazon Prime season in the autumn.

Marc, meanwhile, often writes on culture and social issues for The Guardian, New Statesman, Big Issue and Independent and his Edinburgh Fringe shows include ‘The Ten Best Songs of All Time’ and ‘Mind Your Head’.

His second book, The London Boys: David Bowie, Marc Bolan and the 60s Teenage Dream was published to considerable acclaim in 2022, and is in the early stages of adaptation into a feature-length documentary.

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