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The cast of Of Mice and Men stood on train tracks in the Californian Dessert. They are all looking away from the camera.

Of Mice & Men

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…powerful, resonant production”★★★★ The Times

“I got you, and we got each other”. George and Lennie are migrants with a dream; a dream of a better life, a place where they can belong, where Lennie feels safe and George can be somebody. But this is the Great Depression, not many dreams come true in a time where a few have plenty but most have nothing. When the friends take a job on Curley’s farm, tragedy unfolds leading to a heart-breaking decision.

The production is both thoughtful and thought-provoking”
★★★★ WhatsOnStage

John Steinbeck’s classic novel is more than 80 years old, but with themes of economic migration, racism and prejudice, it remains a parable for our times.

A story of enduring friendship, this new production from Rep Associate Director and Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Director, Iqbal Khan, focuses a 2023 lens on Steinbeck’s affecting tale of the crumbling American dream.  His recent Rep productions include East is East and Tartuffe.

The set is sublime, the choral singing is spine-tingling and when the action comes, you are fully immersed in the story” ★★★★ West End Best Friend


Tickets from £15

Presented by

Birmingham Rep, Leeds Playhouse and Fiery Angel.
Presented in arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

Written by

John Steinbeck

Directed by

Iqbal Khan

Running Time

2 hours 45 minutes including interval

Age Guideline


Content Advice

This play contains sensitive content including offensive language and violence. Further information can be found here.

Access Performances

Audio Described Performance: Thu 6 Apr, 7.30pm (audio described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith)

BSL Interpreted Performance: Fri 31 Mar, 7.30pm (interpreted by Harjit Jagdev)

Captioned Performance: Sat 8 Apr, 7.30pm (captioned by Stef Bell)

Relaxed Performance: Sat 25 Mar, 2.30pm, Thu 30 Mar, 7.30pm & Thu 6 Apr, 7.30pm

Special Offers

3 for 2: Add 3 shows into your basket and at checkout enjoy 33% off each production for Spring 2023 Events T&Cs apply – Find Out More

Teens Go Free: Receive one complimentary young persons ticket (13-19 years) when you book one standard ticket for selected productions. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout when you add both tickets to your basket. T&Cs apply – Find Out More

Fees & Charges

Watch the trailer here


Creative Team


Iqbal Khan

Set & Lighting Designer

Ciarán Bagnall

Costume Designer

Kay Wilton

Composer & Sound Designer

Elizabeth Purnell

Movement & Fight Director

Yarit Dor

Puppet Director, Designer & Maker

Michael Crouch

Casting Director

Annelie Powell

Associate Director

Caroline Wilkes

Production Manager

Jennifer Taillefer

Voice & Dialect

Ellen Hartley

Resident Director (Tour)

Laura Ryder

Creative Enablers

Laura Ryder
Thomas Crowhurst
Louise Stokes

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