The Magic of Terry Pratchett

Comedy (fantasy, storytelling)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Join author and comedian Marc Burrows on a journey through the life and work of Sir Terry Pratchett, based on his Locus Award-winning biography and officially endorsed by the author's estate. Explore Pratchett's life, influences, impact, wit and wisdom, from his days as a school librarian to his time as a trainee journalist to his untimely death from Alzheimers in 2015. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Discworld and discover the joy, anger, and delicious cock'n' bull stories of one of the greatest storytellers of all time. Warning: includes bad puns and unnecessary footnotes.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Entrance via level access after taking stairs or lift to level 2.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Carola Martin-Smith 32 days ago

Lots of fun. A great show. If you are a Pratchett fan a must see. Lots of great insights into his life and work.

Dave Taylor 38 days ago

Not funny in the slightest, boring comedian

Richard Denning 39 days ago

I excellent and funny hour looking at the LIfe of one of the best and funniest authors. You dont need to know much about the author to enjoy this. A fun way to spend an hour at the Fringe/

Bruce A 39 days ago

A warm, loving explore into an amazing writer - full of insights and respect. Worth attending!

Kit Packham 44 days ago

I should confess to having read almost all Terry Pratchett's books so naturally I wanted to see this show and I'm delighted that I did and can report that I wasn't disappointed. You don't have to be a fan to enjoy the show though. Marc has woven plenty of his own laughs and interesting observations into the show and his own love of Pratchett's work shines through. Highly recommended!

Alex Homer 47 days ago

Loved this show. It was perfectly pitched for fans who've read every Discworld novel, people who've never heard of Terry Pratchett but came anyway, and everyone in between—to my shame, I'm closer to the second group than the first, and I felt very much included and welcomed despite my lack of knowledge of Pratchett's works. The show was genuinely very funny throughout, but also moving, thought-provoking, and educational.* Even if, as Marc Burrows says throughout, this is is "Terry's show" and not his, it is the performer's palpable knowledge of and dedication to his subject that makes this show what it is. Quite possibly my favourite show of the Fringe so far.

* And I use this last word to mean that I learnt a lot about Terry Pratchett, and not in its usual sense as a synonym for "boring".

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 35 days ago

It struck a balance between humour and emotion, presenting an enjoyable evening that left me with a newfound appreciation for his work.

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Edinburgh Reviews (5/5 stars) 38 days ago

You should go, as fans should, and everyone else is likely to be a fan-in-waiting who will appreciate this spoiler-free and delightful curation of Pratchett’s impact and talent.

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Starburst Magazine (5/5 stars) 41 days ago

The Magic of Terry Pratchett is a strong and intelligent show for fans of fantasy, puns and good stories. Unmissable.

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