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adapted by Netta Yashchin from the novel by George Orwell
No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?
George Orwell’s classic tale of a corrupted revolution is brought to life with startling imagination by director Netta Yashchin. The animals of Manor Farm have a vision for a better world. But there is a fragrance to power that can overwhelm the senses. It takes more than ideals to elevate ourselves from the muck heap.
This new adaptation brings an ecstatic, tribal energy to one of the greatest stories of the 20th Century. An ensemble of actors aged between 15 and 25 will turn Studio 1 into a utopian world before revelling in its demise. Using physical theatre, ensemble improvisation and excerpts straight from the novel, this production is a joyous theatrical revolution.
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Season: 25 April-12 May
'What’s fascinating about atyp is that their actors are as a unit game, brave, and skilful – and they support each other in the spirit of ensemble. This not an easy work to tackle nor simple roles to play, but the relative ease of presence onstage and embrace by these actors of their animal roles is quite remarkable. Anyone interested in the future of Australian theatre should be keeping an eye firmly trained on youth theatre; anyone interested in the future of Australian Theatre should be watching atyp.' Cassie Tongue, Aussietheatre.com.au
'Yashchin’s adaptation is faithful to Orwell’s intention of Animal Farm as a commentary on the Soviet revolution and, presumably, most who see it will be conversant with what’s what and who’s who.' Read the full review by Jason Blake here.
Animal Farm Trailer - by Sunday Gullifer
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