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George Orwell’s powerfully potent and profoundly popular allegory returns in a multi-award winning theatre production - served fast, furious and full of grunt.  


Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The animals have overthrown their human masters and assumed control of the farm. Led by the charismatic porker Napoleon and fuelled by enthusiastic camaraderie, a prosperous future free from the self-serving greed of humans is theirs for the taking. However, it is not long until the principles that promised equality become the shackles that bind the animals once again.  


Created by critically-acclaimed shake & stir theatre co (Dracula, George's Marvellous Medicine), Animal Farm will be one of the most blisteringly relevant, fiercely physical and wickedly funny theatre events of 2021. 


After being put out to pasture for much of 2020, live theatre is back - and more essential than ever. 


Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and shake & stir theatre co

This show was originally handpicked to be in the FAC 2020 Season and has been rescheduled to 2021.


 Thanks to our 2021 partners



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Two course set pre show dining packages are available throughout the year on selected shows.

Dinner package includes a set main and dessert meal at $55.00 per person

Menu provided closer to the event

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Detailed Warnings for Teachers

Haze, smoke and strobe effects, loud music, ages 12+


Subject Links

Drama and Theatre Studies (Brecht)





Created by shake & stir, George Orwell’s intensely powerful fairy tale promises to be one of the most shocking, relevant and wickedly funny theatre events of the year.


Information for Educators

Orwell’s Animal Farm is a telling and prevocational look at power, deception and politics.

Students can:

ENJOY a contemporary and exciting theatrical adaptation of a classic novel.

ENGAGE in exploring connections to the current political climate and the links between the play and the governments around the world.

RESPOND to the performance style of the work and the embodiment of humans as animals. Discuss the effectiveness of the performances for the audience and the communication of the story.


Extension Opportunities

An Education Resource Kit is available for this performance.

There is a Post-Show Q&A after the performance.


Haze, smoke, strobe effects and loud music. Recommended for ages 12+.

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