Animal Farm

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Animal Farm


Lennox Theatre


01 May - 03 May 2019

Event Type

Live Event

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:

Schools Performances
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
Geordie Brookman

Bianka Kennedy

Lighting Designer
Alexander Ramsay

Composition and Sound Designer
Andrew Howard

Dale March



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

How to design for touring
From page to stage: the theatre design process

Sound Design & Composition 
Major’s Dream by Andrew Howard
The Seven Commandments by Andrew Howard

Other Resources
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


Download Riverside’s risk assessment here: Riverside’s Risk Assessment Details

Download a generic sample risk assessment here: Generic Sample Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Ticket Options

Concession $37
30 Club $30
Child 13 - 18 years $30

Concession $44
30 & Under $39
Child 13 - 18 years $30

Groups 10+

Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
School Bookings $3.30


70 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A for matinee performances)

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