Preview: Of Mice and Men

Of Mice And Men

Following on the success of their recent powerful and acclaimed performances of Regeneration (2014) and Brave New World (2015), The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Birmingham Repertory Theatre will bring this adaptation of the much loved and much studied novella to the stage at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

Based on John Steinbeck’s 1937 novella, Of Mice and Men, this classic tale of humanity, friendship and dreaming big is still as topical today as when it was first written. It tackles what it means to be human against a backdrop of economic turmoil and migrant labour in Depression-era America.

Displaced and fighting for survival amidst the job losses and economic crisis of the 1930’s American Great Depression, George and Lennie are two migrant farm workers who go in search of new beginnings. Despite their difficulties, they both have just one dream – to get enough money together to buy a small piece of land and build a forever home.

After a long and exhausting journey, they arrive at a farm in California seeking work. But, before long, they find themselves reeling from the fallout of an innocent misunderstanding. The situation rapidly spirals out of control, leaving the two men, bound together by friendship, facing an earth shattering climax.

This moving production will star renowned screen and stage actor Dudley Sutton (Lovejoy) alongside a brilliantly talented cast. Widely regarded as one of the most important works of the twentieth century, this play could be deemed as being extremely relevant to today’s political climate.

For many years, Of Mice and Men has been enjoyed as a set text on the high school syllabus, sadly, its expected removal could mean that there may be few opportunities left to see this story performed on stage. Lovers of live drama and modern literature should not miss this opportunity to see one of the most powerful pieces of contemporary theatre brought to life at Blackpool Grand from Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26 March.

For more information or to book tickets visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk or call 01253 290190

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