A new youth theatre company is making its debut with the chilling George Orwell political fable of power and corruption, Animal Farm.
Buxton Opera House Youth Theatre Company’s first ever production, on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 at The Pavilion Arts Centre, tells the tale of how hope for the oppressed turns into even more misery and despair when the leaders of a revolution turn out to be even worse than the despots they replaced.
Based on the Bolshevik hijacking of the Russian Revolution, Animal Farm uses different animals to demonstrate the hierarchy which soon becomes imposed on what begins as a movement to bring equality for all.
Orwell set the story on Manor Farm, where the beasts have had enough. Led by the heroic pigs, the animals triumphantly overthrow their human tyrants, rename the farm ‘Animal Farm’ and declare the seven commandments of Animalism, the most important of which is ‘All animals are equal’.
As time goes by the old adage that ‘power corrupts’ begins to ring true, as the pigs abuse their control over Animal Farm and the Beasts of England are horrified to discover that, while ‘All animals are equal’, some are ‘more equal than others…’
Don’t miss the new Company’s first opportunity to perform in the Pavilion Arts Centre, as they bring their conviction, vitality and passion to Peter Hall’s compelling adaptation of George Orwell’s ground-breaking allegorical tale.
The show starts at 7pm. Tickets for Animal Farm are priced at £6 and discounts are available. Call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.