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Black Swan Theatre Company of WA: Animal Farm
20 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AWST
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 23 October 2021
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One event on 20 October 2021 at 6:30 pm
One event on 24 October 2021 at 5:00 pm
Writer and political powerhouse Van Badham has adapted George Orwell’s iconic 1945 satirical novella Animal Farm for the stage. Emily McLean directs the three-hander with an all-female cast: Andrea Gibbs, Alison van Reeken and Megan Wilding. In an interview for Black Swan, Badham said the production will be “like watching CNN, if the hosts during a political crisis were all standup comedians but also pigs and cows and you’ve just had 20 coffees and are trapped in a runaway train.” Badham believes the play is more relevant than ever, “given that on the 6th of January a lot of would-be pigs and cows tried to storm the Capitol building in Washington. I don’t think everyone realises how close the Trump years brought us to actual fascism”. As Badham says: strap in!
Limelight Editor’s Choice
Political powerhouse Van Badham (Banging Denmark, The Guardian) delivers an internet-fast brilliantly sharp adaptation of George Orwell’s response to authoritarian government in Animal Farm. This high-octane satire boils with the potency and emergency of a viral tweet. You’re going to love it.