Animal Farm

The Play of George Orwell’s Animal Farm adapted by Peter Hall. A dynamic, funny and thought provoking piece of theatre. Lois‘ vision is of a gritty, political production with an awareness of contemporary relevance but also very entertaining. It is not a tale for children.


This much-acclaimed dramatization of George Orwell's classic, allegorical novel was first seen at the National Theatre in 1984. The play starts with a schoolboy sitting down to read the novel by a toy farmyard. As he reads, the farmyard comes to life around him, enacting the animals' rebellion. The dialogue is complemented by Mitchell's witty lyrics and Peaslee's music, jaunty at first, but increasingly threatening and dissonant.

Show dates: 04/07/2012 - 07/07/2012

Cast and Crew

GroupRoleMember Name
CastBenjaminFrank Bonetti
CastBoxerFrank Edgeller
CastBoyMatt Townsend
CastBullLen Sweales
CastCatClaire Hak
CastCloverCarol Phillimore
CastCowJeanne Clogg
CastCowMary Hayter
CastCowMaria E Olteanu-Furze
CastDogJames Sutton
CastDogLucy Payne
CastHenLucy Payne
CastHenJeanne Clogg
CastHenDoreen Grant
CastHenLayla Carter
CastMinimusElliot Lever
CastMollieLucy Payne
CastMosesCatriona Eagle
CastMr JonesLen Sweales
CastMr PilkingtonRichard Wright
CastMr WhymperKen Edmonds
CastMurielCatriona Eagle
CastNapoleonNick Barlow
CastOld MajorRichard Wright
CastSheepMary Hayter
CastSheepJeanne Clogg
CastSheepDoreen Grant
CastSheepClaire Hak
CastSnowballKen Edmonds
CastSquealerEmma James
CastStable LadJames Sutton
CastYoung PigJames Sutton
CastYoung PigClaire Hak
CastYoung PigElliot Lever
CastYoung PigLayla Carter
CrewLightingGraham Brown
CrewLightingPete Ross
CrewLightingRichard Wynn-Jones
CrewPromptJo Scammell
CrewPropertiesPat Watkins
CrewPropertiesCharlie Watkins
CrewPuppeteerSarah Briton
CrewPuppeteerJames Furze
CrewSoundPete Ross
CrewStage HandJames Furze
Production TeamDirectorLois Harbinson
Production TeamProducerRichard Wright
Production TeamStage ManagerCatherine Tucker
PublicitySarah Kendall
PublicityKen Edmonds
PublicityProgrammeSarah Kendall
SetConstructionMike Scammell
SetConstructionBenny Williams
SetConstructionTony Hathway
SetConstructionRoger Reeson
SetConstructionAngelo Giannetti
SetConstructionCharlie Watkins
SetConstructionNiels Hak
SetConstructionCatherine Tucker
SetDesignCatherine Tucker
SetPaintingVicky Orman
SetPaintingSarah Briton
SetPaintingChris Briton
SetPaintingLouise Sansam
SetPaintingMary Hayter
SetPaintingPeter Carroll
SetPaintingElaine Watson
SetPaintingCatherine Tucker
WardrobeCostumesSarah Briton
WardrobeCostumesLouise Sansam
WardrobeMake UpHelen Makin