Jonno Davies stars in Action To The Word’s award-winning all-male production of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange which returns to London following an acclaimed premiere in Edinburgh and an international tour.
A Clockwork Orange which is set to lure its audience into the glorious glass-edged nastiness of Manchester’s underworld, opens at Park Theatre on February 14.
It is an electrifying and testosterone filled physical theatre horror show that captures and transcends the spirit of Burgess’ original literary masterpiece.
A playtime of orgiastic ultraviolence and sexuality, it’s the story of little Alex and the Droogs in their battle against the tedium of adolescence.
An unapologetic celebration of the human condition, it remains as terrifyingly relevant today as when the book was published in 1962 and when Stanley Kubrick’s film caused a stir in 1971.
Jonno Davies returns to the production to star as Alex, having played the role previously on two international tours.
His other stage credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre/Latitude), Dracula (Arts Theatre/International tour) and Shakespeare in Love (Noel Coward). His screen credits include Milk and Honey, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Spotless and Hollyoaks.
He is joined on stage by Luke Baverstock, Sebastian Charles, Simon Cotton, Damien Hasson, Philip Honeywell, James Smoker, Will Stokes and Tom Whitelock.
A Clockwork Orange is directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, artistic director for Action to the Word, for which she has created Dracula (Arts Theatre/International Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre/Latitude Festival) and Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams (New Wimbledon Theatre/Latitude Festival).
She said: “In a world where the pillars of leadership are crashing down around us, Burgess’ timeless masterpiece brought to stage is more urgent than ever.
“There will always be a disaffected youth who are not listened to. A Clockwork Orange is a brutal examination of the self versus the state in the age-old struggle for human freedom”
A Clockwork Orange runs at the Park Theatre from February 14-March 18.