Riverside presents a State Theatre Company South Australia production
By George Orwell
“All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.”
Don’t miss this blistering new one-man version of George Orwell’s political classic.
Revolution is coming to Manor Farm. Under the guidance of some rebellious pigs, a group of farm animals unite to drive out their cruel human oppressors and build utopia. But the swine are not as united as they appear and their division gives rise to a terrifying new system of power and repression. Written in the 1940s as a response to the rise of authoritarian governments around the world, Animal Farm is a searing examination of extremist rule.
A scintillating take on one of the greatest stories of English literature and a sublime, unadorned piece of theatrical storytelling, Animal Farm will see Dale March (Australian Tour of the National Theatre’s Warhorse) inhabit upwards of 20 characters, from the revolutionary pigs to the stoic draft horse and the tyrannical Mr Jones.
Suitable for: Ages 13+
Dates & Times:
Wednesday 1 May at 11am
Thursday 2 May at 11am
Friday 3 May at 11am
General Public Performances
Wednesday 1 May at 7:45pm
Thursday 2 May at 7:45pm
Friday 3 May at 7:45pm
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry of the Arts Catalyst Australian Arts and Culture Fund.
Photo by Tash McCammon
Director and Adaptor
Composition and Sound Designer
SUITABLE FOR YEARS 8 – 12
CURRICULUM LINKS AND RESOURCES
Download the curriculum links here: Animal Farm Curriculum Links
Download the study guide here: Animal Farm Study Guide
Download the activities here: Animal Farm Activities
Season 2019: Animal Farm trailer
Interview with Geordie Brookman, Director of Animal Farm
Interview with Renato Musolino, Actor in Animal Farm
Interview with Bianka Kennedy, Designer of Animal Farm
Interview with Mark Heuer, Stage Manager of Animal Farm
The following are articles and other materials associated with State Theatre Company’s production of Animal Farm.
George Orwell: Fortune Teller
Animal Farm: An Illustrated Guide
What Orwell Warned Us About: Author Dennis Glover on the Enduring Power of Animal Farm
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