Animal Farm promises wickedly funny theatre
  • Saturday 27 April 2013

Sunshine Coast Council presents a vibrant production of George Orwell's simple yet intensely powerful fable Animal Farm for one performance only at 7pm on Monday 3 June 2013 at Lake Kawana Community Centre.

Animal Farm, one of the most controversial and studied political commentaries arrives in a brand new production combining physical theatre and storytelling. George Orwell’s simple yet intensely powerful fairy tale illustrates how greed and absolute power corrupts and with devastating consequences, which can change the course of history

Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and under the principles of 'Animalism' a better life free from human service is promised to all. Guided by a simple set of rules and an unrelenting respect for authority, it is not long before the rules that promised freedom become the chains that bind the animals once again.

Directed by Michael Futcher and brought to life by shake & stir theatre co and a cast of Queensland’s most dynamic actors, Animal Farm promises to be one of the most shocking, exciting, relevant and wickedly funny theatre events on the Coast in 2013.

Actors Nick Skubij, Nelle Lee, Bryan Probets and Ross Balbuziente bring the characters to life in the way Orwell intended. Probets is phenomenal in his approach to anything on hoof or paw, though never more so than as slimy porcine spin-doctor, Squealer. The sinister tyrant Napoleon, portrayed by Skubij is appropriately staid and unsympathetic.

The production is as relevant and enjoyable to adults as to school students and has been hailed as ‘physical theatre at its best’.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the SC Venues and Events website, at the Lake Kawana Community Centre Box Office located at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina or by calling 5413 1400. Cost to attend is $39 for adults, $35 for concessions or groups of eight or more, $30 for subscribers and $20 for young people under 26 years. People are urged to book early to avoid disappointment.

Reviews

"Best play of 2011…Do whatever you can to get a ticket". The Courier Mail

"shake & stir nailed it. Physical theatre at its best". Artshub