A Clockwork Orange
Certain stories gain a new resonance as time goes on, and A Clockwork Orange is one of them. Whether you picked up a dog-eared copy of Anthony Burgess’ original novel or watched in horror at Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film adaption, few people have been able to escape the sociopathic charm of Alex and his droogs. To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Burgess’ novel, UK theatre company Action to the Word created a dramatic adaption that left the public reeling- luckily for us Aussies, they have decided to bring their electrifying all-male cast to our shores.
With their use of artists including David Bowie, Gossip, Placebo and Pink Floyd, Action to the World have been able to rejuvenate a story that is still relevant to us today. This story of sex, violence and classical music not only presents a dystopian vision of the future, but also asks us what it means to indulge the darker side of human nature. A Clockwork Orange is a show not to be missed, as this incredible ensemble cast led by Martin McCreadie take part in a bit of the old ultraviolence in this visceral adaption of an unforgettable story.
Melbourne – The Malthouse April 6 – 21
Sydney – York Theatre Seymour Centre April 23 –May 5
Perth – Subiaco Arts Centre May 8 – 19
Canberra – The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre May 22 – 25
Brisbane – QPAC Cremorne Theatre May 28 – June 9
Check out the official tour website for details
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