George Orwell’s intensely powerful novel – live on stage in a critically-acclaimed production by shake & stir.
Animal Farm, one of the most enduring political commentaries returns in a multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed theatre production. George Orwell’s intensely powerful fairy tale allegorizes and satirizes communist governments while illustrating with stunning simplicity how greed and power corrupts with devastating consequences to all who yield.
Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and all the animals, fueled by enthusiastic camaraderie and guided by a set of self-imposed rules, are promised a better life free from the self-serving greed of humans. However, it is not long until the rules that promised equality and freedom become the shackles that bind the animals once again.
Created by shake & stir and directed by Michael Futcher, Animal Farm promises to be one of the most shocking, relevant and wickedly funny theatre events of 2020.
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Established in 2006, shake & stir is one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies specialising in the creation of new work.
shake & stir produces an annual season of in-school and Mainstage productions and a suite of in-school master-classes and in-residencies for primary and secondary students. shake & stir’s past Mainstage productions have included: Statespeare (2012 Helpmann Award nomination – Best Children’s Work), Animal Farm (2012 Matilda Awards – Best Independent Production, Best Direction), 1984, Out Damn Snot, Tequila Mockingbird (2014 Matilda Awards – Best Mainstage Production, Gold Matilda Award), Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts and Wuthering Heights.In 2015 the company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is touring nationally and its newest adaptation – Bram Stoker’s Dracula premieres at QPAC in August. As a professional yet fearlessly independent theatre company shake & stir is proud of its QLD heritage and has co-produced with QPAC, Opera QLD, La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Powerhouse.
shake & stir reaches an annual audience in excess of 180 000
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