Animal Farm

by George Orwell

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.

George Orwell’s world-famous fable tells the story of a revolution and its aftermath. Re-imagined by an award-winning creative team, Animal Farm is a dynamic, daring and contemporary take on a timeless story.

Animal Farm is directed by Robert Icke, whose version of 1984 (co-adapted and directed with Duncan Macmillan) was a smash-hit in the West End and on Broadway. This brand new production features puppetry by Toby Olié (whose credits include War Horse, Running Wild and Goodnight Mister Tom) and is designed by four-time Olivier award-winner Bunny Christie.

Lighting design is by Jon Clark and sound design and music is by Tom Gibbons.

Recommended for ages 11+

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Photos

  • Boxer (puppeteers Elisa De Gray, Matt Tait and Rayo Patel) and Squeela (puppeteers Ailsa Dalling and Matthew Churcher)
  • Boxer (puppeteers Elisa De Grey, Matt Tait and Rayo Patel) and Clover (puppeteers Yana Penrose and Edie Edmundson)
  • Boxer (puppeteers Sharon Sze, Enrico D. Wey and Yana Penrose)
  • Clover (puppeteers Yana Penrose and Edie Edmundson) and Boxer (puppeteers Elisa De Grey, Matt Tait and Rayo Patel)
  • Clover (puppeteers Yana Penrose and Edie Edmundson) and Squeela (puppeteers Ailsa Dalling and Matthew Churcher)
  • Hens (puppeteers Edie Edmundson and Darcy Collins)
  • Napoleon (puppeteers Ben Thompson and Michael Jean-Marain)
  • Napoleon (puppeteers Ben Thompson and Michael Jean-Marain)
  • Rayo Patel (Cockerel)
  • Snowball (puppeteers Elisa De Grey and Matt Tait) and Napoleon (puppeteers Ben Thompson and Michael Jean-Marain)
  • Squeela (puppeteers Ailsa Dalling and Matthew Churcher)
  • The Cast of Animal Farm
  • The Cast of Animal Farm

Photos by Manuel Harlan

Animal Farm

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