A Clockwork Orange: A Play with Music
AN IMPORTANT UPDATE
ATYP regrets to announce we are postponing A Clockwork Orange: A Play with Music. This difficult decision has been made following the ongoing financial impact of COVID on the delivery of the 2022 season.
Despite the creative successes of ATYP’s productions The Deb and M.Rock, the financial risk in staging major productions in this environment is overwhelming. At present every ATYP program has experienced a period of closure, change of personnel and/or the urgent recruitment of additional personnel as well as high levels of audience cancellations due to illness.
The financial impact is further exacerbated by the defunding of ATYP by the federal government’s arts investment and advisory body, The Australia Council.
To support the artists and creative team of A Clockwork Orange, ATYP is conducting a two-week creative development in August which will culminate in a work-in-development showing.
The staff and Board of ATYP deeply regret being forced to make this decision and the company remains committed to this production and the extraordinary artists that will bring it to the stage.
ATYP’s ongoing financial security is now a priority.
If you are concerned about the impact federal funding cuts are having on ATYP and the Arts more broadly, you can have your say by making a submission to the National Cultural Policy by 22 August.
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
ATYP is proud to partner with Artology to provide a sound mentorship on this production.
Previews 16 – 17 August
Season 19 August – 11 September
11am Wed 31 August, 7 September
Post-show In Conversation [free]
Wed 31 August
7.30pm Thursday – Saturday
2pm Saturday 20, 27 August & 10th September
2 Hours (including interval)
Under 26 $40
Group 8+ $55
Schools shows $25
(one teacher free per 10 students)
SOUND DESIGNER AND COMPOSER