News: Orwell’s “Animal Farm” to be Staged at Newham City Farm

Revolution FarmGeorge Orwell’s twisted tale of revolution and status quo, Animal Farm, gets a summer performance in London this year on an actual farm!

After the success of last year’s When Chaplin Met Ghandi, Jim Kenworth and Community Links will let Revolution Farm will take over (pun intended) Newham City Farm this August for a modern twist on Orwell’s enduring satireOnce again, the company will be working alongside local schools to give students a chance to perform alongside professional actors in a professional production.

In this new text by Kenworth, Revolution Farm plucks the cautionary tale from the mid-twentieth century and reworks it for a contemporary age. Using “in-yer-face” language indicative of the location of London’s largest city farm, Kenworth may well explore the resonance the novel still has today within a culture of urban disquiet.

With 1984 having already torn up Islington and the West End this year, this is set to be an ambitious setting of an iconic piece of British literature in a truly unique and exciting location and setting.

Revolution Farm runs at Newham City Farm, London, E6 5LT from 19 – 24 August 2014. Tickets are £10 (concessions available) and £5 for Newham residents. To book visit

About James Waygood

Half-Welsh, half-Chinese British writer living and working in Poland. Ex-theatre and film critic, and avid gamer, he has a passion for anything interesting. View all posts by James Waygood

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