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Animal Farm stage adaptation – first look at rehearsals

George Orwell's text hits the stage


© Manuel Harlan

Rehearsal images have been revealed for Animal Farm ahead of its upcoming tour.

Opening at the Birmingham Rep on 22 January 2022, the show follows a group of farmyard animals that grow to become increasingly politically conscious, only for their idealism to decay into brutal hardship when a group of pragmatic pigs manipulate the means of production.

After its Birmingham opening, the show will visit Cambridge, Newcastle, Bath, Norwich, Salford, Plymouth, Nottingham, Coventry, Blackpool, Liverpool, Canterbury, Richmond and Wolverhampton, completing its run on 28 May 2022 at Bromley's Churchill Theatre.

Appearing in the show are Matt Churcher, Darcy Collins, Enrico D Wey, Ailsa Dalling, Elisa De Grey, Edie Edmundson, Jon Dryden Taylor, Michael Jean-Marain, Rayo Patel, Yana Penrose, Markus Schabbing, Sharon Sze, Ben Thompson and Matt Tait.

The creative team will feature designs by Bunny Christie (Ink), while Toby Olié (War Horse) will oversee puppetry. Further creatives are to be revealed by the production.

Adapted and directed by Robert Icke, Animal Farm is presented by the Children's Theatre Partnership alongside the Birmingham Rep.


© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan
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