Animal Farm by George Orwell

Wednesday 12 May 11am & 7.30pm
A vigorously physical and impressive theatrical rendering. The Canberra Times

Presented by shake & stir theatre co

Original tckets valid for the new dates as per the table below-

Original Dates (2020) New Dates (2021)
Friday 4 Sept 11am Wed 12 May 11am
Friday 4 Sept 7.30pm Wed 12 May 7.30pm

Shocking, relevant and wickedly funny. Pig in now to avoid disappointment.

Animal Farm, one of the most enduring political commentaries returns in a multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed theatre production. George Orwell’s intensely powerful fairy tale allegorizes and satirizes communist governments while illustrating with stunning simplicity how greed and power corrupts with devastating consequences to all who yield.

Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and all the animals, fuelled by enthusiastic camaraderie and guided by a set of self-imposed rules, are promised a better life free from the self-serving greed of humans. However, it is not long until the rules that promised equality and freedom become the shackles that bind the animals once again.

Running time 90mins no interval
Suitable for ages 12+.

Haze, smoke, strobe effects, loud music.

Free Music Pre Show (Wed night) from 6.15pm-7.15pm Nerds & Music
Nerds & Music consists of two cyborgs assembled by some deranged mechanic in his back shed in Newcastle. The Nerds deliver debilitating satire coated in oppressive harmonies. On time. Every time. Audiences will be rendered dumbstruck by their weirdness, witticisms, wordplay, and alliteration


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  • Adaptor - Nick Skubij
  • Director - Michael Futcher
  • Designer - Josh McInstosh
  • Sound Designer - Guy Webster
  • Lighting Designer - Jason Glenwright


PAC Australia Drover Award Winner
National Tour of the Year
QLD Theatre Matilda Award Winner
Best Production

QLD Theatre Matilda Award Winner
Best Director – Michael Futcher
QLD Theatre Matilda Award Winner
Best Design – Josh McIntosh

The Courier Mail
Best Play of the Year, 2011 – Animal Farm


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  • Adult $50
  • Subscriber $42
  • Concession/Group 6+ $44
  • Youth (17-21) $35
  • Child (2-16) $30
  • Family (2A + 2C) $150
  • 2 Course Meal (per person) $36



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