Suit Up

Adapted by Stephen Briggs.
Directed by Liz Bragg.

July 5th – 14th 2013.


“People don’t look for a woman in trousers, see?  Men’s clothes, short hair and a bit of a swagger is all it takes to be a man.  Oh, and a second pair of socks.”

It started as a sudden strange fancy:  Polly Perks needed to join the army to find her lost brother.  Except that in Borogravia, women aren’t allowed to join the army, or do much of anything interesting, really.  A haircut, a change of clothes, and an extra pair of socks later, Polly is now Private Oliver Perks, marching off to war as part of the finest army on the Discworld, joined by a (reformed) vampire with a coffee habit, a lieutenant who cuts himself on his sword hand during practice, and the most legendary sergeant in Borogravia.  And the enemy are looking for them…

From the company that brought TERRY PRATCHETT’S MORT to last year’s Fringe, comes another Pratchett favourite from the best-selling Discworld series.

TERRY PRATCHETT’S MONSTROUS REGIMENT is the second show of the 2012-13 Season: …now with magic! By permission of Methuen Drama.

“The success of this adaptation proves that the Collective clearly knows what they’re doing.”

“The cast was uniformly strong, but stand-out performances for me included:

Alex Dallas’ the bluff Sergeant Jackrum;
the well-meaning but inexperienced and clumsy Lieutenant Blouse played by David Galvin Heppenstall;
the multiple, very different roles successfully interpreted by Justen Bennett and Basel Daoud, and
Sarah White as protagonist Polly Perks.”

“For fans of smart, funny fantasy, Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment is a must-see.”

Mooney on Theatre
Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment (Socratic Theatre Collective) 2013 Toronto Fringe Review
By Randy McDonald


“NOW Rating: NNN.”

NOW Magazine
Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment Review
By Christopher Hoile


Performances and Tickets

Performing at the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival at Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor Street West.

  • July 5, 7:00PM (Friday)
  • July 6, 7:00PM (Saturday)
  • July 7, 2:00PM (Sunday)
  • July 12, 7:00PM (Friday)
  • July 13, 7:00PM (Saturday)
  • July 14, 2:00PM (Sunday)

NOTE: You MUST arrive before the start of the show time. Latecomers will NOT be admitted as per policy of the Fringe Festival.

Tickets Available Now

Click here to buy tickets from Toronto Fringe’s secure online ticketing and donation processing website.

  • $11 in advance
  • $10 at the door



Returning to the Toronto Fringe Festival with Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment is a huge undertaking for the company. We are going to be bringing war, mayhem, and a large amount of cross-dressing to Toronto theatre. And you’re going to help us because who doesn’t want to bring all these things to Toronto? Click here to donate to our indiegogo campaign.


Cast & Crew

  • Sarah White
    Polly Perks
  • Alex Dallas*
    Sgt. Jackrum
  • Kasia Dyszkiewicz
  • David Galvin Heppenstall
    Lt. Blouse
  • Jason Manella
  • Rebekah Manella
    “Lofty” Tewt
  • Julia Mathieson
    “Wazzer” Goom
  • Sarah D. McCarthy
    “Tonker” Halter
  • Paul Tamm
  • Ashlie White
    “Shufti” Manickle
  • Justen Bennett
    Cpl. Strappi/Otto von Chriek, Keep Captain, Lord Rust
  • Basel Daoud
    Cmdr. Vimes, Capt. Horentz, Pvt. Hauptfidel, Gen. Kzupi
  • Annie Fairfoul
    Sgt. Angua, Sgt. Lipschitz, Mrs. Enid, Maj. Clogston
  • S. R. Kriger
    Landlord, Cpl. Scallot, William de Worde, Sgt. Towering, Gen. Froc

*appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

  • Director
    Liz Bragg
  • Stage Management
    Amanda O’Halloran
  • Costume Design
    Victoria Banjavcic
    & Louise Pattenden
  • Fights
    Vanessa Graymason
  • Graphic Design
    Jonathan East
  • Photography
    Juliana Brown


Special Thanks

  • Pauper’s Pub
  • Melissa Major and MAJORspace
  • Andy Wang and Glad Day Bookshop
  • Chris Warrilow

3 Responses

  1. Linda Shannon says:

    Tried to buy tickets has an error “send() error 10054” could not buy online for last couple days.

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