Please note this performance has been cancelled. Ticket holders are currently being contacted to arrange a full refund.
Animal Farm, one of the most enduring political commentaries returns in a multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed theatre production. George Orwell’s intensely powerful fairy tale allegorizes and satirizes communist governments while illustrating with stunning simplicity how greed and power corrupts with devastating consequences to all who yield.
Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and all the animals, fueled by enthusiastic camaraderie and guided by a set of self-imposed rules, are promised a better life free from the self-serving greed of humans. However, it is not long until the rules that promised equality and freedom become the shackles that bind the animals once again.
Created by shake & stir and directed by Michael Futcher, Animal Farm promises to be one of the most shocking, relevant and wickedly funny theatre events of 2020.
“Do whatever you can to get a ticket” - The Courier-Mail
“A must see!” - ABC Brisbane
“One of the most raw pieces of theatre produced in this country in recent decades. Don’t miss your chance.” - Australia Stage
“Shake & Stir nailed it. Physical Theatre at its best.” - ArtsHub
“Shake & stir’s production of George Orwell’s classic political allegory is a vigorously physical and impressive theatrical rendering.” - The Canberra Times
“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
“From the opening scene, shake & stir’s version of this infamous story snatches your attention and keeps a firm grasp until the horrifying conclusion.” - Barefoot Reviewer - Canberra
“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
Duration: 90mins (no interval)
Age Recommendation: 12+
Warnings: Haze, smoke and strobe effects, loud music
The Venue: Ulumbarra Theatre
Meaning ‘gather together’ or ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Dja Dja Wurrung people, Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from what was once the Sandhurst Gaol.More about Ulumbarra Theatre
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Please note this performance has been postponed:
Wednesday 6 May, 10amRead more