Theatre of Cruelty is a Discworld short story by Terry Pratchett, set in Ankh-Morpork and featuring the characters of the City Watch.
There exist three different published versions of this story. Terry wrote the original version for the W. H. Smith Bookcase magazine. A corrected and slightly expanded version was later published in the program book for the OryCon 15 convention. He made a few more final modifications when the story was 'properly' published for the first time, in the fantasy collection The Wizards of Odd.
The online version and translations of Theatre of Cruelty found below are all based on the Orycon 15 version, and made available on the Net with kind permission of the author, who does reserve all reproduction and other rights to the story. In Terry's own words: "I don't want to see it in distributed print anywhere but don't mind people downloading it for their own enjoyment".
Theatre of Cruelty: The original English version
Over the years, visitors to this page have translated Theatre of Cruelty into many different languages.
Afrikaans: Wrede Teater
Bulgarian: На баба ти парашутните гащи
Czech: Divadlo Ukrutnosti
Croatian: Kazalište Okrutnosti
Danish: Grusomhedens Teater
Dutch: Wreed vermaak
Estonian: Julmuse Teater
Finnish: Julmuuden Teatteri
French: Théatre de la Cruauté
German: Theater der Grausamkeit
Greek: Το Θέατρο της Βίας
Hebrew: תיאטרון אכזרי
Hungarian: A Kegyetlenség Színháza
Irish: Amharclann na Cruálachta
Italian: Teatro di Crudelta'
Luxembourgish: Theater vun der Grausamkeet
Norwegian: Grusomhetens Teater
Orangutan: Ooooook ook Ooooook
Polish: Teatr Okrucienstwa
Portuguese: Teatro da Crueldade
Romanian: Teatrul cruzimii
Russian: Театр Жестокости
Scots: Ill-Kyndit Theatre
Serbian: Malo pozorište okrutnosti
Slovenian: Gledališèe Krutosti
Spanish: Teatro de Crueldad
Swedish: Grymhetens Teater
Turkish: Zalýmlýk Týyatrosu
Welsh: Theatr Creulondeb
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