Animal Farm at DUCTAC: 14th-16th Jan 2010

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I like one man shows, I am never sure what to expect, but I always end up really enjoying them. So I am really looking forward to this.


"Gary Shelford’s magnificent solo performance of George Orwell’s classic satire has to be seen to be believed! Using nothing but a wooden box, some amazing creative sound effects and brilliant physical and vocal dexterity, Shelford ignites Orwell’s famous yarn with a modern, sinister relevance.

Hilariously comic and powerfully poignant by turns, Shelford’s breathtaking storytelling creates the farmyard in front of you during 110 minutes of utterly compelling theatre. Switching from animal to animal, each character is vividly portrayed, leaving an indelible memory in the consciousness.

This powerful show leaves anyone who sees it – young or old – with no doubt that Orwell’s allegorical message of betrayed idealism is as relevant and important today as it was 50 years ago. If you’ve never seen or read Animal Farm, this adaptation will bring this legendary work to life."


“A brilliant adaptation that delights with its physical grace and artistry. It’s complex and entirely theatrical; a combination of bravura acting and poetic storytelling which milks new nuance and meaning!” – The Scotsman

Location: Centrepoint Theatre at DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre)
Phone: 04 341 4777
Ticket: AED 100
Dates and time: Thu 14th Jan, 7.30pm; Fri 15th Jan, 2pm & 7.30pm; Sat 16th, Jan 7.30pm