THEMES: Power, greed corruption, class, propaganda and persuasion, treachery
CAST: 5M or F
CHARACTER AGES: open to interpretation
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SYNOPSIS Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and under the principles of 'Animalism' a better life free from human service is promised to all. Guided by a simple set of rules and an unrelenting respect for authority, it is not long until the rules that promised freedom become the chains that bind the animals once again.
George Orwell's simple yet intensely powerful fairy tale illustrates how greed and absolute power corrupts absolutely and, with devastating consequences, can change the course of history.
"Adapting George Orwell’s Animal Farm is something that would intimidate most playwrights, but the three cast members who pulled this amazing work together have handled the challenge with amazing dexterity, delivering a performance that is intensely theatrical, deeply engaging and absolutely essential." - Australian Stage, March 2013.
"Animal Farm is a skilfully directed, smart adaptation which moves the action along, linking the story’s episodes via direct narration." - Actors Greenroom, May 2013.
PRODUCTION HISTORY Adapted and created by shake & stir theatre co., Animal Farm was first produced to critical acclaim in August 2011. The production will be touring in 2013, for details or if you want to catch up with the fabulous guys at shake & stir theatre co. click here.
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