Classic tale’s dark heart
GEORGE Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm will be brought to life when the multi-award winning theatre adaptation arrives on the Gold Coast this weekend.
Presented by Shake & Stir Theatre Company, Nick Skubij adapted Animal Farm for stage. Michael Futcher directs.
The storyline follows a group of farm animals who rebel against their owners in search of freedom and equality. To their dismay, the revolutionaries discover some animals are more equal than others.
Guided by a simple set of rules and a relentless respect for authority, it’s not long before rules that promised freedom become the chains that bind the animals once again.
Orwell’s compelling fairytale sets out to show how corrupting greed and power can be. Originally produced in association with QPAC, the theatre version of Animal Farm blends a fantastic dialogue with eager narration, doing justice to Orwell’s dark and often confronting text.
Animal Farm plays The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Tuesday at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 11am. Tickets $26-42. To book, go to theartscentregc.com.au.
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