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A Clockwork Orange


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What’s it going to be then, eh?’ From the iconic novel by Anthony Burgess, made famous by the controversial Stanley Kubrick film, this hard-hitting and disconcerting stage play is a must-see experience.

In a world of high unemployment, state surveillance and fierce repression, the young get their kicks from random violence. Alex is with his gang of droogs in his favourite milkbar, hyping them up for their nightly orgy of opportunistic brutality. A new government is in power; determined once and for all to stamp out this cycle of aggression and with prisons overflowing, something has to be done to control the perpetrators.

But our charismatic delinquent narrator isn’t a straightforward psychopath. His quick wit is dangerously alluring and he has a penchant for classical music, especially Beethoven’s Ninth.

As we follow his rehabilitation by the state through extreme psychological conditioning we are left wondering if forced benevolence is in fact more evil than sin itself.

 

BY ANTHONY BURGESS
DIRECTED BY JEREMY RAISON
DESIGN BY JASON SOUTHGATE
SOUND & MUSIC BY GRAHAM SUTHERLAND

Main Theatre

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Preview 13.10.10 & 14.10.10
Audio Described 21.10.10
Signed 27.10.10
Captioned 28.10.10
Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop


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LISTEN
to an AUDIO TRAILER on AudioBoo

VIEW
Jason Southgate’s PRODUCTION DESIGN SKETCHES
PRODUCTION PHOTOS by Tim Morozzo and PUBLICITY PHOTOS by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

READ
Jeremy Raison’s DIRECTOR’S BLOG

Recommended for 15+

Schools

FREE pre-show workshops for secondary schools Wed 3 & Thu 4 November. Call Box Office to book.
Download A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Resource Pack.pdf

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Photos by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

IETM

International Network of Contemporary Performing Arts
4-7 November

The Citizens is delighted to be part of this international showcase to over 600 delegates from across the world. An extensive programme of talks and performances over 4 days will embrace the entire city, its people and its culture. IETM is Europe’s most significant membership organisation for contemporary theatre, dance and performance.

PRESS

“a brilliant performance from lead actor Jay Taylor, whose Alex is a frightening force of destruction.”
OnStageScotland.com

“As manic adolescent Alex, Jay Taylor is thrillingly intense, his charismatic performance filled with a frightening eloquence that draws out the poetry of Burgess’s original text.”
What’s On Stage Scotland

“Jason Southgate’s design is suitably dystopian, a cleverly constructed frame littered with dustbins and segregated with barbed wire, complimented by Graham Sutherland’s viciously urbanized soundtrack. Carter Ferguson’s choreographed violence is highly stylised, sparing the audience the gratuity which categorised the film without shying from the glamorised barbarism at the story’s core. 

Fascinating and frightening, Raison’s production is the highlight of the Citizens season.”
What’s On Stage Scotland

 

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