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Make Animal Farm Great Again, Again.

George Orwell’s powerfully potent and profoundly popular allegory returns in a multi-award winning theatre production – served fast, furious and full of grunt. 

Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The animals have overthrown their human masters and assumed control of the farm. Led by the charismatic porker Napoleon and fueled by enthusiastic camaraderie, a prosperous future free from the self-serving greed of humans is theirs for the taking. However, it is not long until the principles that promised equality become the shackles that bind the animals once again. 

All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others. 

Created by critically-acclaimed shake & stir theatre co (A Christmas Carol, Jane Eyre, Fantastic Mr Fox), Animal Farm will be one of the most blisteringly relevant, fiercely physical and wickedly funny theatre events of 2021.

After being put out to pasture for much of 2020, live theatre is back – and more essential than ever.

Do whatever you can to get a ticket. The Courier-Mail
One of the most raw pieces of theatre produced in this country in recent decades … Don’t miss your chance. Australian Stage
shake & stir nailed it. Physical Theatre at its best. ArtsHub
A must see! ABC Brisbane

Awards include:
PAC Australia’s Drover Awards – National Tour of the Year
Matilda Awards – Best Independent Production
Matilda Awards – Best Director
Matilda Awards – Best Design
The Courier-Mail – Best Play of the Year

shake & stir theatre co and QPAC present
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
created by shake & stir theatre co

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

Featuring Darcy Brown, Tim Dashwood, Nelle Lee, Gideon Mzembe, Steven Rooke.

  • Warning:

    Strobe lighting, smoke, fog effects and loud music will be used during this performance.

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Presented by shake & stir theatre co and QPAC

Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $75 Concession^ $65 Youth^^ $40
Groups i Admission $65
Mon to Thu i Admission $32 1 teacher free per 12 students

^Concession: Pensioners, Seniors and Full-time students

^^Under 26 years old

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    GRADES | 9-12
    WARNINGS | Simulated violence. The production will feature strobe, smoke and haze effects.

    Curriculum Connections

    Political Theatre
    Epic Theatre
    Physical Theatre
    Transformation of classic text
    Novel Study / Text Analysis
    Ensemble Theatre

    Direct Address
    Multiple Roles
    Stylised Movement
    Use of Song

    Drama Subject Connections
    Animal Farm is a perfect choice for Unit 3: Challenge – it is Political Theatre with a strong didactic message. Students will be able to unpack the conventions above and apply one of these to their own project. Appropriate for Years 9 – 12, it also provides other grades an accessible introduction to the conventions studied across multiple units of work. Through shake & stir’s unique approach to story-telling, your students will witness an award-winning performance of Political and Ensemble Theatre, deepening their understanding of stage-craft and performance skills.

    English Subject Connections
    shake & stir theatre co’s adaptations are punchy, impressive and aim to push boundaries for students. This award-winning stage adaptation of Animal Farm will extend students’ understanding of the novel or provide an example of Contemporary Political Theatre with no prior knowledge necessary. Students can compare and contrast the text and play, exploring the themes and issues presented for a new, modern audience.