- Created & adapted by Shake & Stir theatre co -
George Orwell’s powerfully potent and profoundly popular allegory returns in a multi-award winning theatre production - served fast, furious and full of grunt.
Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The animals have overthrown their human masters and assumed control of the farm. Led by the charismatic porker Napoleon and fueled by enthusiastic camaraderie, a prosperous future free from the self-serving greed of humans is theirs for the taking. However, it is not long until the principles that promised equality become the shackles that bind the animals once again.
All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.
Created by critically-acclaimed shake & stir theatre co, Animal Farm will be one of the most blisteringly relevant, fiercely physical and wickedly funny theatre events of 2021.
After being put out to pasture for much of 2020, live theatre is back - and more essential than ever.
Haze, smoke and strobe effects, loud music.
Suited for ages 12+
Adaptor Nick Skubij
Director Michael Futcher
Designer Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer Guy Webster
"Do whatever you can to get a ticket" - The Courier-Mail
"One of the most raw pieces of theatre produced in this country in recent decades. Don’t miss your chance." - Australia Stage
"This is a work for any admirer of Orwell or anyone appreciative of good theatre in which a great story is told by people of real talent." - The Canberra Times
"It couldn’t have been much better: a contemporary theatre piece based on brilliant literature, an inventive interpretation, actors with verve and flexibility and canny direction… And an opening thirty seconds that sat us all forward on our seats." - Tamworth Country Life
Monday, 24 May 2021 | 08:00 PM
- 09:30 PM
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, 198 Vincent St, Cessnock 2325 View Map