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Animal Farm

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The animals of Manor Farm drive out the farmer and run the farm themselves. A revolution. And then what? Then freedom. Every animal will be free.

Old Major, the prize boar, calls the animals of Manor Farm together. He has had a strange dream of a better future.
George Orwell’s world-famous fable tells the story of a revolution and its aftermath. Re-imagined by an award-winning creative team, Animal Farm is a dynamic, daring and contemporary take on a timeless story.

Animal Farm is directed by Robert Icke, whose version of 1984 (co-adapted and directed with Duncan Macmillan) was a smash-hit in the West End and on Broadway. This brand new production features puppetry by Toby Olié (whose credits include War Horse, Running Wild and Goodnight Mister Tom) and is designed by four-time Olivier award-winner Bunny Christie.

Running time

90 Minutes (No interval)

Presented By

The Children’s Theatre Partnership and Birmingham Rep

Access Performances

BSL Interpreted Performance: Mon 31 Jan, 7.30pm

Captioned Matinee Performance: Sat 05 Feb, 2:00pm

Audio Described Evening Performance: Sat 05 Feb, 7.30pm

Relaxed Performance: Thu 03 Feb, 7.30pm

Schools Performances

03 Feb, 10:30am


Recommended for ages 11+

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Resource Pack

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Digital Programme

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‘The arts should be cherished. This play, in particular, is a must watch.’ Birmingham Mail

‘This is immersive theatre at its very best, personifying the standard that productions at Birmingham Rep live up to every time the lights go down.’ Black Country Radio


‘Animal Farm is one of the must-see plays for 2022’ ReviewsHub


‘The puppetry of the many animals on stage is nothing short of spellbinding’ WestEnd Best Friend


‘This Animal Farm is a pure bred winner’ Adrian Goldberg, Brum Radio


The Cast

The Creative Team

Adaptor and Director

Robert Icke

Set and Costume Designer

Bunny Christie

Puppetry Designer and Director

Toby Olié

Lighting Designer

Jon Clark

Sound Designer and Music

Tom Gibbons

Puppet Supervisor and Assistant Puppet Designer

Daisy Beattie

Associate Director

Josh Higgott

Puppetry Associate

Laura Cubitt

Assistant Designer

Verity Sadler

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