The animals of Manor Farm drive out the farmer and run the farm themselves. A revolution. And then what? Then freedom. Every animal will be free.

Old Major, the prize boar, calls the animals of Manor Farm together. He has had a strange dream of a better future.

George Orwell’s world-famous fable tells the story of a revolution and its aftermath. Re-imagined by an award-winning creative team, Animal Farm is a dynamic, daring and contemporary take on a timeless story.

Animal Farm is directed by Robert Icke, whose version of 1984 (co-adapted and directed with Duncan Macmillan) was a smash-hit in the West End and on Broadway. This brand new production features puppetry by Toby Olié (whose credits include War Horse, Running Wild and Goodnight Mister Tom) and is designed by four-time Olivier award-winner Bunny Christie.

Recommended for 11+

  • ★★★★★ “Superb. It will grip adults and children alike. ”

  • ★★★★ “Powerful theatre, oinkingly recommended. ”

  • ★★★★★ “Animal Farm is one of the must-see plays for 2022.”

  • ★★★★★ “A piece of theatrical magic.”

  • “And this is why the arts should be cherished. This play is a must watch.”

The cast of Animal Farm

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Cast

    VOICES

    GARRY COOPER
    ROBERT GLENISTER
    KEVIN HARVEY
    JOSHUA HIGGOTT
    HEATHER LONG
    AMAKA OKAFOR
    DAVID RINTOUL
    MATTHEW SPENCER
    JULIET STEVENSON
    HARA YANNAS

Creatives

    PUPPET MAKERS

    ALISON ALEXANDER
    BEEZ BARRY
    DULCIE BEST
    LOTTE BROCKBANK
    AMBER DONOVAN
    ANNA GARSIDE
    RICHARD HACKNEY
    JUDITH HOPE
    MATT HUTCHINSON
    ISOBEL IRWIN
    MAIA KIRKMAN-RICHARDS
    JO LAKIN
    DEBBIE LOWNDES
    SEB MAYER
    OBIAS SAUNDERS
    JOE SUMNER

    PRODUCTION TEAM

    IGOR: Production Manager
    SADES ROBINSON: Costume Supervisor
    SALLY HUGHES: Company Stage Manager
    MONICA TRABUCCHI: Deputy Stage Manager
    ROSIE WILLIAMS: ASM / Puppet Technician
    ANNA BOOTH: ASM / Book Cover
    JOHNNY EDWARDS: Sound No.1 / Associate
    RAFFAELLA PANCUCCI: Sound No.2 / Assistant
    RACHAEL PIPER: Wardrobe Assistant