Men at Arms

Date 24th August 2019
Society Peculiar Productions
Venue The Gate Theatre - Cardiff
Type of Production Play
Director Matthew Hitchman


Author: Allan Mears

Men at Arms is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, adapted on this occasion for the stage by stephen Briggs.

This was a very large cast who worked very hard, producing some very creditable performances creating some very nice pieces of theatre. Excellent team work, good delivery of dialogue, clear diction all made for a polished performance from a very talented cast.

For me there were two stand out performances on the night. James  Paine as Cpt Carrot. A well worked on and rounded performance. The second was from Michael Dickinson-Smith as Lord Havelock Vetinari. His commitment to the role was very evident.

The set was well designed and functional and the lighting was appropriate. Stage props and costumes were authentic.

Congratulations to Matthew Hitchman who put together a strong group of actors who in turn gave the director a play to be proud of.

Thank you to your hospitality, I look forward to the next production.