British Youth Music Theatre, in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome, is set to bring a new folky musical theatre reimagining of George Orwell’s classic book, Animal Farm to Birmingham next month when they perform in the Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio (Fri 5 – Sun 7 Apr).

Bringing together young performers and musicians from across the country and beyond, this twisted musical ‘tail’ is set in a world of fake news, cancel culture and the curtailing of free speech, with music that maintains the disarming folk tone of the original story combined with contemporary musical theatre.

British Youth Music Theatre is the leading new musical theatre company for young people, working across the UK and Ireland with West End professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training.

Writer and Director, Ellie Jones says: “By replacing Communism with Capitalism we watch the animals play out our world’s current ideology to what seems to be its inevitable divisive and destructive conclusion. Who better to ask the question, ‘what role in this do we want to play’ than the next generation? A generation that doesn’t have to be sheep or bow down to the notion that the only way to win is to put the self before the herd. A generation with the opportunity to make change”.

Animal Farm is written and directed by Ellie Jones (Macbeth, RSC) with writer, composer Rebecca Levy and Musical Director Geddy Stringer.

Animal Farm comes to  Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio from April 5-7, tickets can be booked online or by calling 0844 338 5000* 

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