Free Educational Resources - Animal Farm

Free Educational Resources - Animal Farm 

By George Orwell 
Adapted by Tatty Hennessy 
Directed by Ed Stambollouian

Starring the NYT REP Company
Co-produced by Royal & Derngate as part of their Made in Northampton season
In association with Mike Shepherd (Kneehigh)

Find out more about the production here

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Notes from Writer Tatty Hennessy on the Adaptation 

Explore the thoughts and process behind adapting Animal Farm for the National Youth Theatre and Royal & Derngate Northampton production. 

Download Animal Farm Writer's Note

Rehearsal photography by Ali Wright. 

Character Biographies 

Delve into these character biographies written from the performers' perspectives. 

Download Animal Farm Character Biographies

Creative Team Interview

Jasmine Swan, Set and Costume Designer on Animal Farm shares insights into the designing process for the Set and Costume Design in the show and the significance of design in the storytelling. 

Questions explored are: 

What is the collaboration process like with the Creative Team? 

What is the process of designing Set and Costume Design for a Theatre Production? 

How do you adapt a set design for a show that is on tour? 

What advice would you have for a young person looking to explore a career in Set and / or Costume Design? 

National Youth Theatre REP Company Interviews 

Three National Youth Theatre REP Company Members share their thoughts on their character's motivations, how they change throughout the play, insights into the rehearsal process and more. 

Will Stewart - Mollie  

Tife Kusoro - Nutmeg

Tiajna Amayo - Petunia 

Educational Worksheets 

These free dowloadable worksheets are designed to support exploration of George Orwell's literary classic Animal Farm. 

Whether you're exploring the text as part of an English or Drama class or want to explore this classic text, these worksheets will provide a springboard to develop your understanding of the play. 

Created in collaboration with Educational Consultant Lynsey McCall. 

Set and Costume Design visual references by Set and Costume Designer Jasmine Swan. 

Educational Workshops 

If you would like to arrange a workshop for your school, exploring Animal Farm or an introduction to National Youth Theatre ensemble approach to creating and devising work, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We can offer In-Person or Digital Workshops. 

For In-Person Workshops, please note that these are subject to government guidelines and the school's policy on in-school visitors. 

Please get in touch with us at to enquire for workshop costs and availability.