Inspiring Theatre As Animal Farm Comes To Newcastle Theatre Royal
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 February 2022
George Orwell’s world-famous fable tells the
story of a revolution and its aftermath. Re-imagined by an award-winning
creative team, Animal Farm is a dynamic, daring and contemporary take on
a timeless story.
Boxer (puppeteers Elisa De Gray, Matt Tait and Rayo Patel) and Squeela (puppeteers Ailsa Dalling and Matt Churcher) - Photo: Manuel Harlen
The animals of Manor Farm drive out the
farmer and run the farm themselves. A revolution. And then what? Then freedom.
Every animal will be free. Old Major,
the prize boar, calls the animals of Manor Farm together. He has had a strange
dream of a better future.
Clover (puppeteers Yana Penrose and Edie Edmundson) and Squeela Squeela (puppeteers Ailsa Dalling and Matt Churcher) - Photo: Manuel Harlen
Animal Farm is
directed by Robert Icke, whose version of 1984 (co-adapted and directed
with Duncan Macmillan) was a smash-hit in the West End and on Broadway;
features puppetry by Toby Olié (whose credits include War Horse, Running
Wild and Goodnight Mister Tom) and designed by four-time Olivier
award-winner Bunny Christie.
Napoleon (puppeteers Ben Thompson and Michael Jean-Marain) - Photo: Manuel Harlan
The Children’s Theatre Partnership creates bold and imaginative theatre for young people, engaging new audiences and aiming to inspire a life-long love of theatre.
Animal Farm plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tue 22 – Sat 26 Feb 2022. Tickets are priced from £10.00 and can be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.