shake & stir’s multi-award winning production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm returns to Brisbane in 2020, more relevant than ever.
Orwell’s deceptively simple yet intensely powerful fairy tale allegorises and satirises 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, fuelled 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 renowned shake & stir theatre co (A Christmas Carol, Jane Eyre, Dracula) 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
“One of the most raw pieces of theatre produced in this country in recent decades … Don’t miss your chance.” Australian Stage
“shake & stir nailed it. Physical Theatre at its best.” ArtsHub
“A must see!” ABC Brisbane
PAC Australia’s Drover Awards – National Tour of the Year
Matilda Awards – Best Independent Production
Matilda Awards – Best Director
Matilda Awards – Best Design
The Courier-Mail – Best Play of the Year
shake & stir theatre co and QPAC present
by George Orwell
created by shake & stir theatre co
Featuring Ross Balbuziente, Ellen Bailey, Darcy Brown, Tim Dashwood and Nick Skubij
Adaptor Nick Skubij
Director Michael Futcher
Designer Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer Guy Webster
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