Animal Farm is coming to Roscommon! Be captivated as the talented young members of Roscommon County Youth Theatre play out Orwell’s mordant fable of a revolution betrayed on the Roscommon Arts Centre on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of April.
The action follows the rebellion of the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm, who are mistreated and abused by Farmer Jones. The audience will witness the euphoria of comradeship after the human oppressors are driven off. The animals expel Jones and, under the idealistic guidance of Snowball the pig, form a collective society to run the renamed ‘Animal Farm’, sharing all the work and all the food. The pigs, smartest of the animals, band together to provide leadership to the other animals.
We hear the teaching of Old Major that All Animals Are Created Equal. Slowly and subtly the pigs begin changing the rules to give themselves more power and privileges. Soon the rest of the animals are no better than they were under the humans and once again they are starving and near destitute. It is hard to believe Animal Farm was written in 1945 as it is filled with insights that remain current even today.
Hold on to you seats as Roscommon County Youth Theatre bring the adaptation of this allegorical classic novel to life. Suitable for adults and young people 11+. School groups welcome. Animal Farm is also on the Junior Cycle Syllabus. Booking now at Roscommon Arts Centre on 090-6625824/www.roscommoncoco.ie