AMPAG, Black Swan State Theatre Company Black Swan State Theatre Company:Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Image Credits: Actor Andrea Gibbs, photo credit Sam Harris

September 2020

Sat 05 

07:30 PM

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Studio Underground State Theatre Centre

PerthWA

 
 

A timeless examination of extremist rule. Manor Farm is in a state of rebellion as a gang of pigs unite to overthrow their cruel human oppressor. This new adaptation by political powerhouse, Van Badham, is a high-octan three-hander featuring a cast of stellar comedians, improvisers and storytellers.

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA PRESENTS

ANIMAL FARM

ADAPTED BY VAN BADHAM FROM THE NOVEL BY GEORGE ORWELL

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL – BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

STUDIO UNDERGROUND

3 – 27 SEP

“HYSTERICAL” – ABC’S Q&A

Manor Farm is in a state of rebellion as a gang of pigs unite to overthrow their cruel human oppressor.

Written in the 1940s by George Orwell as a response to the rise of authoritarian governments, Animal Farm is a timeless examination of extremist rule. This new adaptation continues to caution with the universal message that power can corrupt – and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Adapted by political powerhouse Van Badham (Banging Denmark, Q&A, The Drum and writer at The Guardian), this high-octane three-hander features a cast of stellar comedians, improvisers and storytellers. They bring to life a farmyard of characters including the hardworking Boxer and power hungry Napoleon. This is a biting political satire that will make you grunt.

DIRECTOR

Emily McLean

CAST INCLUDES

Andrea Gibbs

Megan Wilding