Animal Farm by Bloomshed (Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy)

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Animal Farm by Bloomshed (Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy)

Farmer Jones has lost control. The animals of Manor Farm are rising up to seize the means of production, and soon these downtrodden freedom fighters will be ruling the roost themselves.

But who’s got the chops to lead this rowdy bunch? They need a leader – a captain – a hefty hunk of ham with equal parts wit, strength and streaky bacon. Enter: Napoleon, a pig who’s ready to take the reins, and no qualms breaking a few eggs if that’s what it comes to.

Rebellion, comrades! It’s time to throw hooves, splatter some cow patties, and paint the walls red with freedom!

Green Room Award winning ensemble Bloomshed (Paradise Lost) return to Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre with an epic rework of George Orwell’s riveting response to the Russian revolution and the Soviet slide to totalitarianism. With their signature satirical style – and a political climate that’s ripe for a good roasting – this bolshy take on Animal Farm will have you ready to storm the barricades yourself.

Approx. running time: 60mins, no interval.
Warnings: Coarse Language, smoke and haze effects, strobe lighting and loud noises.