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All animals are equal – but some are more equal than others…

Award-winning political playwright Tatty Hennessy (A Hundred Words for Snow, F*Off) adapts George Orwell’s classic as an allegory for our own times exploring themes of revolution, the price of sovereignty and power with humour and sharp wit.

When the downtrodden animals of a farm overthrow their master to run the show themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of independence and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them start to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another and independence isn’t what they were promised it would be.

Directed with playful invention by Ed Stambollouian (Pinter at the Pinter, West End), this Made in Northampton production, in association with Kneehigh Theatre, will star Britain’s best young performing talent from the 2020 National Youth Theatre REP Company.

The production is a collaboration between Royal & Derngate and the National Youth Theatre, whose renowned alumni rank amongst Britain’s greatest actors including Northampton’s Matt Smith, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Helen Mirren and Daniel Day Lewis.

To download the show programme please click here.

Download pre-show information ahead of the Relaxed performance on Saturday 22 May here.

There will be a post show talk back on Thu 20 May.  

NYT Panel discussion: Supporting Early Career Artists
Tue 18 May 5.30pm-6.30pm

On the eve of the opening of NYT’s REP Season at Royal & Derngate, you can join a panel discussion, with panellists including our Artistic Director James Dacre, exploring the importance of supporting early career creatives at this crucial time as theatres begin to be able to reopen their doors.

Click here to find out more.

Rehearsal Photography by Ali Wright


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May 21
May 21
Venue: Royal
Age: Recommended for ages 12+
Duration: TBC

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