News: Cast and dates announced for Animal Farm UK tour

September 10, 2021
News: Cast and dates announced for Animal Farm UK tour

Full casting and dates have been announced for the upcoming stage production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The show is set to embark on an extensive UK tour from 22 January to 28 May 2022.

Animal Farm will be adapted and directed by critically-acclaimed multi-award winner Robert Icke.

The production is set to open at Birmingham Rep from 22 January, visiting venues across Cambridge, Newcastle, Bath, Norwich, Salford, Plymouth, Nottingham, Coventry, Blackpool, Liverpool, Canterbury, Richmond and Wolverhampton, finishing at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre.

Casting includes Matt Churcher, Darcy Collins, Enrico D. Wey, Ailsa Dalling, Elisa De Grey, Edi Edmundson, Michael Jean-Marain, Rayo Patel, Yana Penrose, Markus Schabbing, Sharon Sze, Ben Thompson and Matt Tait.

Creatives for the production includes four-time Olivier Award-winner Bunny Christie and puppeteer Toby Olié.

The animals of Manor Farm drive out the farmer and run the farm themselves. A revolution. And then what? Then freedom. Every animal will be free. Old Major, the prize boar, calls the animals of Manor Farm together. He has had a strange dream of a better future.

Orwell’s world-famous, biting political novel was first published in 1945 and tells the story of a revolution and its aftermath.

The production is produced by Children’s Theatre Partnership (CTP) in association with Birmingham Rep.

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