Piggin’ reality for Orwell on London’s Animal Farm

Animal Farm

George Orwell’s tragic fable, telling what happens when the animals drive out Mr Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has become a world-famous classic.

In a brand new adaptation of Animal Farm, When Chaplin Met Gandhi writer James Kenworth takes Orwell’s classic satire and gives it a fresh and contemporary twist.

He injects its timeless tale of a revolution that went wrong with a gritty, urban, in-yer-face language, perfectly suited to being staged on one of London’s longest established and largest inner city farms, Newham City Farm, Stansfeld Rd, London.

Animal Farm will run for eight performances between Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 August.

Following the success of 2012’s When Chaplin Met Gandhi play, which involved Newham school pupils acting alongside professional actors, Community Links are presenting this new and very special theatrical venture

This unique collaboration between professional theatre artists and schools/young people in Newham, involve a professional writer, director, designer and actors working alongside students from Gallions Primary School, Kingsford Community School and The Royal Docks Community School, as well as emerging artists from Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Newham City Farm opened in 1977, and is one of London’s longest established and largest city farms.

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