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 SIMON CHRISANDRA ASSOCIATES

proudly presents

 21 APRIL - 08 MAY 2010
DRAMA CENTRE THEATRE, SINGAPORE

Written by GEORGE ORWELL
Adaptation by IAN WOOLDRIDGE
Directed by IVAN HENG 

 Starring
LIM YU-BENG as Napoleon

PAM OEI as Squealer

GENE SHA RUDYN as Snowball

YEO YANN YANN as Clover

GANI ABDUL KARIM as Boxer

DENISE TAN as Mollie

DANIEL JENKINS as Mr. Jones

JENSON KOH as The Musician

PLUS a whole menagerie of farmyard animals

 

THE CRITICS RAVED!

"A solid production to open W!LD RICE's 10th-anniversary celebrations."
- SPH The Straits Times LIFE!

"...this is an excellent production and one that any Singaporean (or Singaporean resident) should catch - whether they have yet read the book or not. 4 STARS."
- The Flying Inkpot

“High production values, a fantastic cast, tight direction and an eloquent script come together for a memorable experience that touches the audience intellectually and emotionally”
- fifo.sg

 “Animal Farm was presented with integrity, with clarity and yet never held back on the humour... The show was so entertaining that this writer is hard-pressed on what exactly earned the biggest laugh of the night… there simply were too many "I’m going to roll off my chair in laughter” moments.”
- Youth.sg

"Heng also does marvellous work with the sterling ensemble cast. Everyone deserves applause, especially in how they metamorphosize from one animal to the next, six actors bringing to life an entire farmyard of creatures. It is physically demanding work but they pull it off with style."
- The Flying Inkpot

"As animals, the cast of Animal Farm gets an A+ for Physical Acting 101."
- TODAY

"Great ensemble performances characterise this production of George Orwell's political allegory and the cast's energy and conviction lift it.  Whether handsomely trotting around as horses, strutting about as self-important porcine rulers or darting about as distressed chickens, the actors display tremendous vitality and honesty in performances that should appeal to both adults and children.  There is no denying that this is a slick and entertaining production with resonant themes."
- SPH The Straits Times LIFE!

"...this production does Orwell’s much-loved fable proud.  4 STARS."
TimeOut Hong Kong

 

Don’t miss this internationally acclaimed award-winning show!

ANIMAL FARM first opened to rave reviews in Singapore in 2002, and garnered 3 DBS Life! Theatre Awards including Best Director and Best Ensemble Acting.  It was a hit and a festival highlight at the New Zealand Arts Festival in 2004.  Most recently, it played to full houses and standing ovations at the 38th Hong Kong International Arts Festival.  The show opens in Singapore on 21 April and runs at the Drama Centre Theatre till 8 May.

 

 

$34, $39, $49, $59 (8.00pm  Previews 21 & 22 April)
$39, $44, $54, $64 (8.00pm  Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sun | 3.00pm  Sat & Sun)
$44, $49, $59, $69 (8.00pm  Fri & Sat)

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website www.sistic.com.sg
SISTIC Hotline  (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

CORPORATE & GROUP BOOKINGS – SAVE up to 25%
Throw a party! Share the unforgettable and intimate experience of live theatre with your friends, family, colleagues or guests. For corporate/group/school bookings, please contact Debbie Ng at (65) 6292 2695 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TOTE BOARD ARTS GRANT
Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to  60% of the cost of the programme. Applicable for all Secondary Schools, JCs, ITEs and CI.

EXCLUSIVE PRIORITY BOOKING
20% Discount for OCBC Credit & Debit Cardmembers (01 - 14 March 2010)
20% Discount for W!LD RICE Angels (01 March - 31 March 2010)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT (15 - 31 March 2010)
20% Discount for all OCBC Credit & Debit Cardmembers
15% Discount for General Public

DISCOUNTS FROM 01 APRIL 2010
15% Discount for W!LD RICE Angels
15% Discount for Students (Local/International), Full-time NSFs, Senior Citizens (55 years & above)
10% Discount for OCBC Credit & Debit Cardmembers
10% Discount for members of PAssion Card, SAFRA, Fitness First, My Sony, tcc and Singapore Academy of Law

For full list of discounts please visit www.sistic.com.sg

 

ABOUT THE SHOW
“All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others."

Something is going on at Manor Farm. The animals have overthrown Farmer Jones and, with the pigs as leaders, have created a new state for themselves called Animal Farm.

A set of commandments are written as a guide for animal life. However, cunning propaganda hides the true agenda of the pigs as the ideals of the revolution gradually degenerate…

Originally written as a fairy tale, Orwell’s ANIMAL FARM is a startling reminder that absolute power corrupts and that totalitarian regimes inevitably betray the trust of ordinary citizens.

In the hands of director Ivan Heng, this deceptively simple tale of barnyard betrayal gets down on all fours to deliver exciting, powerful and urgent theatre.

With a stunningly agile cast, innovative design and original live music, this ANIMAL FARM is styled
for the 21st century. Vital, sexy and wickedly funny, W!LD RICE’s sensational performance will have you squealing for more! 

 

EXTRAS

In order to deepen your students’ experience and understanding of the performance, schools attending ANIMAL FARM will also receive a special EDU-PACK full of exciting discussion topics, suggested activities and additional materials that will enrich your students’ journey of discovery both before and after the show.  The pack includes insights into George Orwell and his writing style, his other works and the context he wrote in.

Download the ANIMAL FARM Educational Pack here.