Hot Ticket: An Evening With Sir Terry Pratchett @ Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Sir Terry Pratchett

On October 18, fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett will be making a rare appearance at the  Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The man who once said “I wouldn’t pay more than a couple of quid to see me, and I’m me” will be promoting his fiftieth book Snuff.  This time around, fan favourite Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh Morpork City Watch is caught up in a murder-mystery while on holiday.

Pratchett has never been one to shrink behind his typewriter. Whether protesting against the Pope’s visit last year, protesting in favour of assisted suicide or making public his early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, he is one of Britain’s more outspoken authors.

We saw him last September as part of the Chiswick Book Festival and he still cuts a formidably intelligent figure happy by turns to indulge in nostalgic trawls through his library-loving childhood as well as discussing his literary inspirations.

Fans should note that, due to his advancing arthritis, there’s a very good chance that Sir Terry will be more likely to autograph books with a thumbprint and a stamp than a signature. They may also want to know about the launch of a new Discworld boardgame in September.

Tickets go on general sale from Friday September 2 but Telegraph subscribers can book now. Ticket prices are £35-£45 and include a copy of Snuff.

More information here.

Links

Our review of Sir Terry’s talk at the Chiswick Book Festival

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