Animal Farm


Presented by Townsville City Council

By George Orwell and created by shake & stir theatre co.

Animal Farm, one of the most enduring political commentaries returns in a multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed theatre production. George Orwell’s intensely powerful fairy tale allegorizes and satirizes communist governments while illustrating with stunning simplicity how greed and power corrupts with devastating consequences to all who yield.

Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and all the animals, fueled by enthusiastic camaraderie and guided by a set of self-imposed rules, are promised a better life free from the self-serving greed of humans. However, it is not long until the rules that promised equality and freedom become the shackles that bind the animals once again.


“It couldn’t have been much better: a contemporary theatre piece based on brilliant literature, an inventive interpretation, actors with verve and flexibility and canny direction … and an opening thirty seconds that sat us all forward on our seats.” Tamworth Country Life

“Do whatever you can to get a ticket” The Courier Mail

“A must see!” 612abc radio

“One of the most raw pieces of theatre produced in this country in recent decades… Don’t miss your chance.” Australian Stage

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