One of the world’s most compelling tales of friendship and survival, Sport for Jove Theatre Company presents Of Mice and Men at Sydney’s Seymour Centre from 9 July before playing in Canberra from 6 August.
Written and adapted for the stage by Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men is one of the finest pieces of polarizing literature in history, serving as a striking indictment of how we treat our disenfranchised fringe dwellers, our migrant peoples and our most vulnerable citizens.
Set in the midst of the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men is a stunning portrayal of two displaced migrant workers, George and Lennie, and their great dream of one day squaring away their very own piece of land. Together, with nothing but a shared vision of a better future and the strength of their friendship, the pair embarks on a path through loneliness, oppression and uncertainty.
Presented as part of the Reginald Season 2015, director Iain Sinclair is set to breathe new life into the much-loved original stage adaptation of Steinbeck’s esteemed novella. Navigating its way through an era marred by despair, the play remains incredibly pertinent to our contemporary climate of economic, political and moral ambiguities.
Director: Iain Sinclair Cast: Anthony Gooley, Andrew Henry, Anna Houston, Charles Allen, Andre de Vanny, Christopher Stollery, John McNeil, Laurence Coy, Tom Stokes, Terry Serio Designer: Michael Hankin Sound Designer: Nate Edmondson Lighting Designer: Sian James-Holland Fight Director: Scott Witt Assistant Director: Jen Gardner Assistant Costume Designer: Georgia Hopkins Stage Manager: Michelle Mckenzie
Of Mice and Men
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
Season: 9 – 25 July 2015
Bookings: (02) 9351 7940 or online at: www.seymourcentre.com
Playhouse – Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Season: 6 – 8 August 2015
Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online at: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au
For more information, visit: www.sportforjove.com.au for details.
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