National Youth Theatre’s award-winning REP Company present
★★★★★ "extraordinary" The Stage | Read review
★★★★★ "I was totally spellbound by this performance. What a way to bring performance back on to the stage. Everything you could want from a piece of theatre when you've been away for so long, nothing short of brilliance." Read review
★★★★ “a tremendous ensemble who work together superbly and generously" Read review
★★★★ “Gritty, dynamic, hilarious and for a play about animals – a bucket load of humanity.” Read review
★★★★ "“multi-talented young actors tell this compulsive and provocative story" Read review
Written by George Orwell
Adapted by Tatty Hennessy
Directed by Ed Stambollouian
Co-produced by Royal & Derngate as part of their Made in Northampton season
In association with Mike Shepherd (Kneehigh)
Recommended for 12+
Royal & Derngate Northampton | 17-22 May
Workshop Theatre, National Youth Theatre | 2-12 June
Soulton Hall, Shropshire | 16 - 19 June
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 élite among them start to take control.
Animal Farm Relaxed performance | Saturday 22nd May, 2.30pm
Pre-show information available featuring details on the performance and what to expect for you visit at Royal & Derngate Northampton.
Reasonable adjustments have been made to this performance to make it more accessible. To read more about our inclusive practice please visit here.
Free Educational Resources
Explore notes on the adaptation from Writer Tatty Hennessy, discover character biographies from the casts' perspective, and gain insight into the production with interviews with Set and Costume Designer Jasmine Swan and the National Youth Theatre REP Company.
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★★★★ "fast and furious Shakespeare from the National Youth Theatre...the performances glow" The Times | Read review (paywall)
★★★★ "This company of young actors are as strong as they come" read review
By William Shakespeare
Abridged by Dzifa Benson
Directed by Miranda Cromwell
Associate Director - Mumba Dodwell
Co-produced by Royal & Derngate as part of their Made in Northampton season.
Royal & Derngate Northampton | 25-29 May
Workshop Theatre, National Youth Theatre | 5-9 June
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire | 23 -26th June (Tickets go on sale in May 2021)
This thrilling and lyrical retelling of Othello explores themes of love, jealousy, systemic racism and misogyny through the lens of crime and power.