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ANIMAL FARM COMING TO THE OCTAGON

Preview by Steve Cooke


In the new year the Octagon are presenting powerful re-telling of George Orwell’s chilling and timeless classic, Animal Farm


When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master and take over, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality for all. However, over time a cunning and brutal elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, gradually take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they once thought and find themselves ensnared as one tyranny is replaced with another.


Orwell’s enduring and devastating satire about the corruption of power will be brought vividly to life on stage in a brand-new production of this compelling and iconic drama.





CAST: Samater Ahmed - Snowball, Sam Black – Boxer, Amy Drake – Mollie, Polly Lister - Old Major, Killian Macardle – Squealer, Ida Regan – Napoleon


Directing this powerful story is renowned theatre director Iqbal Khan - who returns to the Octagon after his sensational show Rafta Rafta in 2010...

"I'm so delighted to be back at the Octagon and working with this incredibly exciting company. They are largely from the region and represent the thrilling range of talent here. I cannot wait to develop and explore this urgent adaptation of this great parable with them."


FULL CREDITS: Ian Wooldridge – Writer, Iqbal Khan – Director, Ciaran Bagnall - Set & Lighting Designer, Shelley Eva Haden - Movement Director, Su Newell - Costume Designer & Supervisor, Jack Clearwater - Assistant Director, Dylan Towley – Composer


From £15

11+


Visit: https://octagonbolton.co.uk/


The Octagon is in the heart of Bolton town centre, a five-minute walk from the bus interchange and train station. The nearest car park is the NCP Octagon Car Park situated on Great Moor Street (BL1 1SN).


OCTAGON THEATRE, HOWELL CROFT SOUTH, BOLTON, BL1 1SB

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