2019-20 Performances

Cancelled :: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Date

Thursday, 19 March to Saturday, 21 March 2020

Time

19.30 daily and 14.00 matinee on Saturday 21 March

Venue

George Cadbury Hall, 988 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, B29 6LG

Price

£8/£5 concession

ANIMAL FARM — IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA AND THEATRE ARTS:

The University of Birmingham has been very carefully monitoring the national position in relation to the progress of coronavirus, and has been taking note of advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Public Health England (PHE) and other sources, including local partners.

Based on this most up-to-date information, and with very heavy hearts, it has regrettably become necessary for us to cancel the four sold out public performances of Animal Farm which were scheduled to take place this week.

To read the full statement and for information about refunds etc., visit the event page.

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Adapted by Nelson Bond
Directed by Little Earthquake

A pig has a vision about a new way of life — a fairer, freer world in which all animals are equal. The rebellion that follows against their vicious human masters seems to make everyone’s dreams come true. Until the milk and the apples start mysteriously disappearing.

Soon, a new ruling class emerges from within the ranks of the revolutionaries – a ruthless elite who will trample over anyone and anything standing in their way. As the standard of living goes down and the list of casualties goes up, the real cost of taking back control becomes chillingly apparent.

The production will be presented in a promenade staging, with audience members moving around the stage with the actors for the full duration of the show (approx 75 minutes without interval.)

The production will address themes of animal welfare and the meat industry, and it will include scenes of violence and simulated animal slaughter. We therefore recommend the production as being most suitable for audiences aged 15 and above.

Presented by the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts