The enduring resonance of George Orwell’s Animal Farm can hardly be missed in 2022. It’s a story of overthrowing the leader, of revolution and aftermath, one in which the greedy and entitled prized pigs take over the farm. Drunk on power, they exploit the other animals and even sacrifice the lives of some to pay for their superior new lifestyle.

If that story wasn’t timely enough to tempt audiences through the doors, the remarkable team behind this production should seal the deal. Director Robert Icke returns to Orwell having already taken 1984 to the West End and Broadway. This time he lifts Orwell’s characters from the page through puppetry.

A Children’s Theatre Partnership production in association with the Birmingham Rep, Icke’s Animal Farm boasts the powerful direction of puppeteer Toby Olié (War Horse, The Elephantom, Disney’s The Little Mermaid and more) and his impressive group of performers, plus set and costume design from four-time Olivier Award-winner Bunny Christie.

Arriving for a four-day stint at The Lowry, tickets start at just £10 and can be booked using the button below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Tue 22 Mar - Sat 26 Feb, The Lowry,
The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Sarah Walters
Published on:
Fri 25 Feb 2022