A Clockwork Orange: A Play with Music

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: A PLAY WITH MUSIC

By Anthony Burgess

Destruction is our ode to joy

Alex and his teenage gang revel in danger, mayhem and a bit o’ the ol’ in-out-in-out, ideally with Beethoven blasting in their ears. Communicating in a strange slang dialect, they stalk the streets wreaking havoc without consequences – until a drug-fuelled night of fun ends in murder, and Alex is finally busted and banged up. He’s given a choice: be brainwashed into good citizenship and set free, or face a lifetime inside. But can ‘goodness’ really exist when you’re given no other choice? And what happens when Alex is released back into the society he once terrorised?

Based on his provocative 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess’ play with music is a searing collection of Shakespearean prose and bad behaviour that tackles timeless questions about free will, adolescence, humanity’s capacity for violence, and the power of the state. 50 years after Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film adaptation exploded into cinemas, ATYP’s Artistic Director Fraser Corfield reimagines everyone’s favourite dystopian vision of misspent youth for a 2022 audience.

Grab your droogs, it’s time to gooly down to The Rebel Theatre to see what piques your shilarny. You’re bezoomny if ya miss it.

WARNINGS: Confronting themes, stage violence and rehearsed mayhem

Season 2022

Previews 16 – 17 August
Season 19 August – 11 September

Schools Shows
11am Wed 31 August, 7 September
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Post-show In Conversation [free]
Wed 31 August
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Times

6.30pm Wednesday
7.30pm Thursday – Saturday
2pm Saturday 20, 27 August & 10th September
5pm Sunday

Duration

2 Hours (including interval)

Venue

The Rebel Theatre
Pier 2/3, 13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point, NSW 2000, Eora Country

Bookings

Pricing

Adult $60
Concession $45
Under 26 $40
Group 8+ $55
Preview $40—$50
Schools shows $25
(one teacher free per 10 students)

Ages

14+

Creative Team

WRITER
Anthony Burgess

DIRECTOR
Fraser Corfield

SOUND DESIGNER AND COMPOSER
Pru Montin

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Martin Kinnane

STAGE MANAGER
Sorie Bangura

WITH
Jordan Dulieu
Isaac Harley
Anthony Yangoyan

PHOTO
Luke Stambouliah

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