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POSTPONED - Animal Farm


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UPDATE 7/05/2020 - Event has been postponed

George Orwell’s intensely powerful novel – live on stage in a critically-acclaimed production by shake & stir. Proudly supported by Lotterywest.

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.

Adaptor: Nick Skubij | Director: Michael Futcher | Designer: Josh McIntosh | Sound Designer: Guy Webster | Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright

Media Quotes

“One of the most raw pieces of theatre produced in this country in recent decades. Don’t miss your chance.” - Australia Stage

“shake & stir’s production of George Orwell’s classic political allegory is a vigorously physical and impressive theatrical rendering.” - The Canberra Times

“From the opening scene, shake & stir’s version of this infamous story snatches your attention and keeps a firm grasp until the horrifying conclusion.” - Barefoot Reviewer - Canberra

90 mins | 12+ 


(also available from Shire Administration, Esperance Library and Visitor Centre)


Concession $25.00
Adult $32.00
Student $19.00
Seniors $25.00
Group of 6+ $29.00

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by arTour an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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Event date 
Monday, 11 May 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location 

Esperance Civic Centre

Council Place
Esperance WA 6450
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