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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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Cyrano De Bergerac – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Edmund Rostand Adaptor: Anthony Burgess Additional Poetry: Twm Morys Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer: Mel Duncan It would be impossible to attempt to stage Cyrano De Bergerac without a degree of panache – in fact the play is responsible for the introduction of the word into the English language. Cyrano (Steffan Rhodri), a larger than life character with a penchant ...

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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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Cyrano de Bergerac – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Edmond Rostand, translated by Anthony Burgess Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards Royal and Derngate Northampton opens its ‘Made in Northampton 2015’ season with a collaboration with Northern Stage, and it’s the latter’s Artistic Director Lorne Campbell who is at the helm for this exciting production of Cyrano de Bergerac, ‘based’ on the 1970 translation by Anthony Burgess. ...

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Re:Play Festival 2014: One Hand Clapping – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Anthony Burgess Adaptor/Director: Lucia Cox Reviewer: Jim Gillespie This adaptation forms part of the Library Theatre re:play Festival at Salford’s Lowry Theatre. It is adapted from Burgess’ 1961 novel of the same name which he published under the pseudonym of Joseph Kell, and this is not the only hint of Kafka in the production. Burgess’ bitter and sardonic indictment ...

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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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