Riverside Theatres Presents ANIMAL FARM
One man, more than 20 characters - Riverside Theatres will present State Theatre Company South Australia's daring new adaption of George Orwell's political classic, Animal Farm, from 1st to 3rd May.
Revolution is coming to Manor Farm. Under the guidance of some rebellious pigs, a group of farm animals unite to drive out their cruel human oppressors and build utopia. But the swine are not as united as they appear and their division gives rise to a terrifying new system of power and repression.
A sublime and unadorned piece of theatrical storytelling, Animal Farm will see the exceptional Dale March (Sydney Theatre Company's The Removalists) inhabit upwards of 20 characters, from the revolutionary pigs to the stoic draft horse and the tyrannical Mr Jones.
This scintillating take on one of the greatest stories of English literature sees March join forces with renowned director Geordie Brookman, in his final production as Artistic Director of State Theatre Company South Australia.
Written in the 1940s, Brookman says Animal Farm was a response to the rise of authoritarian governments around the world and is sadly still relevant today.
"As the historian Timothy Snyder wrote, 'post-truth is pre-fascism,' and terrifyingly we find ourselves very much in a post-truth world. Orwell was such a precise analyst of the darker trends of human nature that it is no surprise that his work in general and this beautiful parable specifically retain such powerful relevance today."
Director and Adaption Geordie Brookman Assistant Director Clara Solly-Slade Designer Bianka Kennedy Designer / Lighting designer Alexander Ramsay Composition and Sound Design Andrew Howard With Dale March.
Tickets: Adult $49, Concession: $44. Available https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/animal-farm or from the Box Office (02) 8839 3399. Discounts available for Riverside Theatres' Members. Transaction fees: phone $4.60, web $3.60 and counter $2.60.