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A Clockwork Orange – Curve Theatre, Leicester

Writer: Anthony Burgess Director: Julia Thomas Reviewer: David Robinson The Curve is partnering with the performing arts students from De Montfort University on this immersive and brave adaptation of the Anthony Burgess dystopian classic. The novel sits proudly on the Time magazine’s top hundred books in the English language, a novel Burgess admitted to writing in a matter of a ...

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A Clockwork Orange – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Anthony Burgess Director:  Alexandra Spencer-Jones Reviewer: Maryam Philpott If you could end violence forever by adjusting someone’s personality, would you? Even if it meant that the criminal lost their own humanity, and would that make you as barbaric as them? These debates were given voice by Anthony Burgess’ controversial 1962 novel, which became the equally controversial 1971 Kubrick film ...

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A Clockwork Orange – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Anthony Burgess Director: Adam Carver Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Anthony Burgess’ book published in 1962 follows Alex, the leader of a small gang in a dystopian near-future. In Alex’s hedonistic world, ‘ultra-violence’ is the norm, fuelled by milk laced with drugs in his favourite milkbar. It gained notoriety following the 1971 film adaptation by Stanley Kubrick that showed the violence ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Action To The Word’s Dracula

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A SteamPunk rock concert version of the Bram Stoker original, electrified for a new generation Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? This is my fourth Latitude. The first time I produced the amazing James Rhodes ...

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INTERVIEW: John Godber…Part I

Rich Jevons conducts an in-depth two-part interview with John Godber starting with his days as a drama student and teacher, his reasons for ending his 26-year directorship of Hull Truck Theatre, his film adaptation of Up’n’Under, his Yorkshire roots, am-dram performances of his work, and his writing peer Alan Ayckbourn. Could you tell us a bit about your early days ...

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A Clockwork Orange – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Adapted from Anthony Burgess Director: Alexandra Spencer–Jones Lighting Designer: James Baggaley Combat: Lewis Penfold Reviewer: Jim Gillespie [Rating: 3.5] A homecoming of sorts. Anthony Burgess was raised in Manchester and set his brutal satire on late 20th Century society in the city. The Lowry Theatre sits five minutes tram distance from central Manchester, and how far his dystopian vision ...

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NEWS: Action to the Word bring Anthony Burgess Literary Classic to Eden Court

Action to the Word‘s critically acclaimed, all-male theatrical production of Anthony Burgess’s ground-breaking novel, A Clockwork Orange will perform at Eden Court Inverness later this month. This production is a testosterone fuelled, electrifying theatrical adaptation of the best-selling novel, which was adapted into Stanley Kubrick’s cult film in 1971. Both the original literary source and film adaptation of A Clockwork ...

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A Clockwork Orange – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Adapted from Anthony Burgess Director: Alexandra Spencer–Jones Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4] Anthony Burgess was not happy about the way his seminal novel transferred to the screen. The amoral adolescent gang-lads seemed much more vivid, more threatening, more iconic. Whatever would he have made of this amazingly physical re-working of that 1952 tale (based on his own stage version), with ...

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