George Orwell’s ANIMAL FARM… to be staged on an actual London inner city farm!
Community Links presents George Orwell’s Animal Farm, adapted by James Kenworth, Directed by James Martin Charlton, Designed by Ian Teague.
George Orwell’s simple, tragic fable, telling what happens when the animals drive out Mr Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has become a world-famous classic.
In a brand new adaptation of Animal Farm, When Chaplin Met Gandhi writer James Kenworth takes Orwell’s classic satire and gives it a fresh, contemporary twist, injecting its timeless tale of a revolution that went wrong with a gritty, urban, in-yer-face language perfectly suited to being staged on one of London’s longest established and largest inner city farms, Newham City Farm, Stansfeld Rd, London E6 5LT.
Animal Farm will run for eight performances between Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 August.
Following the success of 2012’s When Chaplin Met Gandhi play, which involved Newham school pupils acting alongside professional actors, Community Links are proud to present this brand new and very special theatrical venture: George Orwell’s classic satire of an animal uprising that went wrong – performed on an inner city farm.
Like When Chaplin Met Gandhi, Animal Farm is a unique collaboration between professional theatre artists and schools/young people in Newham, involving a professional writer, director, designer and actors working alongside students from Gallions Primary School, Kingsford Community School and The Royal Docks Community School, as well as emerging artists from Theatre Royal Stratford East.
James Kenworth (adaptation) and James Martin Charlton (director) are reunited for the first time since their acclaimed production of Kenworth’s punk poet drama GOB, starring ex-Take That star Jason Orange and Tom Murphy at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington.
Newham City Farm
Opened in 1977, Newham City Farm is one of London’s longest established and largest city farms. It is home to an extensive range of farmyard favourites and rare breeds – it has everything from a huge Shire Horse to tiny birds as well as cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens, rabbits, fish, ferrets and even a harris hawk. What better place than City Farm to host the performances of Orwell’s Animal Farm!
George Orwell’s Animal Farm
Tuesday 19th August at 3.00pm
Wednesday 20th August at 3.00pm
Wednesday 20th August at 7.00pm
Thursday 21st August at 7.00pm
Friday 22nd August at 7.00pm
Saturday 23rd August at 3.00pm
Saturday 23rd August at 7.00pm
Sunday 24th August at 3.00pm
£10.00, £7.00 (concessions), £5.00 (Newham residents)
Newham City Farm,
London, E6 5LT
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Friday 4th July, 2014