George Orwell's, Animal Farm, Directed by Vernon Thompson

Animal Farm - A Fairy Story, City Lit Theatre Co. 2-4 December 2021

15 November 2021
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City Lit Theatre Company are back in the John Lyon's theatre with a new production Animal Farm.


George Orwell’s important and impactful novella is as relevant now as when it was written in 1943. Subtitled a ‘fairy story’ it tells the tale of farmyard animals rising up against the cruelty of humanity, apparently the superior animal. But behind the talking pigs and horses lies a satire on the perils of totalitarianism in which ‘some are more equal than others’.


This dramatization by Ian Wooldridge sticks closely to the book and allows a new generation to access a work approaching its 80th anniversary but just as urgent as ever, in the year we witnessed the Capitol Hill attack. Vernon Thompson directs an ensemble of actors in a show featuring songs and music.

Thursday 2 December and Friday 3 December 2021. 19:30-21:00
Saturday 4 December 2021, 15:00-16:30 and 19:30-21:00
Tickets £12 (optional donations to the City Lit Theatre Company Bursary)

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