Brave New World

“I don’t want comfort. I want danger. I want freedom. I want sin” 

A co-production with Touring Consortium Theatre Company.

Aldous Huxley’s ground-breaking novel, adapted for the stage for the first time by Dawn King, opened at Royal & Derngate in September 2015 before a major national tour.

Welcome to the future, where a genetically engineered class system has finally brought order and stability to the world.

This ‘Brave New World’ has no family, religion or war. Lust and pleasure have replaced love and art. People are safe, healthy and not afraid of death. They get what they want, and they never want what they can’t have. Everyone is happy now.

When this stability is threatened, one young woman learns the pain of love and one young man gives in to the love of pain.

First written in 1932, Brave New World shines a blazing light on our present. This world premiere production was directed by Artistic Director James Dacre with original music by These New Puritans, whose last album was described by Record Collector as “arguably the musical achievement of the 2010s so far”.


Sep 15
Sep 15
Venue: Royal
Age: Recommended for ages 14 and above
Duration: 2hr 15min approx


Cast & Creative Team