20:00, Wed 26th – Fri 28th February 2014 at Homerton Auditorium
Lent Week 6
Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm', originally subtitled 'A Fairy Story' is arguably one of the most significant pieces of fictional political satire ever written. Adapted for the stage by Guy Materson in 1994, this production will adopt a modern, abstract approach.
"A brilliant adaptation which delights with its physical grace and artistry. It's complex and entirely theatrical; a combination of bravura acting and poetic storytelling which milks new nuance and meaning!" – THE SCOTSMAN
"ANIMAL MAGIC! This famous tale is ignited, bringing both humour and a sinister aspect to the rhetoric of the upwardly mobile pigs" – THE HERALD
Originally written in 1945, the performance will re-establish the central issues of the novel placing them in the context of the twenty first century. The adaptation toys with the 'dog eat dog' nature of our society and the cruelty of mankind. This particular production focuses on multi-role play, caricatures and stylized movement. Orwell's allegorical cult tale is brought to the stage in this harrowing adaptation which integrates powerful acting with movement and music.
"Man serves the interests of no creature except himself. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs or has wings is a friend. All the habits of Man are evil."