Animal Farm by Bloomshed

A bolshy take on George Orwell's response to the Russian Revolution.

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.

Preview performance: 12 July, 7.30pm

Post-show talk: Wednesday 19 July, 7.30pm 

Auslan interpreted performance: Thursday 20 July, 7.30pm

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Creative Team:

Created and devised by the Bloomshed ensemble: Elizabeth Brennan, Anna Louey, Edan Goodall, Sam Nix, James Malcher, Laura Aldous and James Jackson. 

Producer: Sophie Ashkanasy  
Associate Producer: Ana Zhang  
Dramaturg & Sound Designer: Justin Gardam 
Set and Costume Design: Nathan Burmeister & Samantha Hastings  
Lighting Designer: John Collopy 
Company Director: James Jackson

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti

A black wavy circle surrounds the letters 'B' and 'S'. Underneath in black letters is the word 'Bloomshed'

12 Jul 23 - 23 Jul 23
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wed - Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
189 High St, Northcote 3070
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$38 Full | $30 Conc. | $33 Darebin Resident | $20 Preview | $15 Blak Tix
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