Presented by Theatre Tours International

23rd January to 27th January . Tue - Sat 7:30PM / Sat matinee 2:30PM .
£11.50 - £26 full price | £9 - £23.50 concession
Book by George Orwell  
Adapted & Performed by Guy Masterson    
Directed by Tony Boncza  


Olivier winner Guy Masterson (director of the Olivier-nominated West End and Broadway hit The Shark Is Broken), will reprise “One of the greatest solo shows of all time” (The Times), after 10 years...

Faithfully adapted and astonishingly performed, Orwell's barnyard classic is brought to vivid life with the use of only a bale of hay, bowler hat, a whip, some amazing homemade animal sound effects and an extraordinarily bravura physical performance!

In turns comical, powerful and tragic, all the animals are superbly conjured and the allegory is perfectly conveyed in a manner to be enjoyed by all ages. As we find ourselves in extraordinary times once again, (and with a General Election looming), sleaze, spin and 'alternative facts' will no doubt dominate the headlines, Orwell's message of betrayed idealism has rarely been as topical and poignant. This is topical theatre at its best.

Masterson, having delighted Wilton’s audiences with his globally acclaimed solo UNDER MILK WOOD in May last year, brings another mind-boggling solo performance that will live in the memory for many years.

'Some actors are more equal than others, but few are quite as equal as Guy Masterson!' (The Times 16/08/95)

★★★★★ 'This brilliant adaptation gets to the heart of Orwell's barnyard classic, maintaining his original textual structure and style in a powerful multi-character performance that makes the book accessible and exciting.' The Herald

★★★★★ 'Delights with its physical grace and artistry. Complex and entirely theatrical; a combination of bravura acting and poetic storytelling which milks new nuance and meaning!’ The Scotsman

★★★★★ 'Masterson enacts Orwell’s satire with panache and brings vigour and a distinctive feel to each character! ’ FringeReview

★★★★ 'get yourself down to Wilton's and grab a ticket for one of the most well rounded one man shows you're ever likely to watch!' All That Dazzles

'It is an entertaining show by a very able performer that is fun to watch.'  British Theatre Guide

Running time: 100 minutes, plus interval
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