Revolting animals

PUBLISHED: 12:21 18 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:18 24 May 2010

GEORGE Orwell's classic Animal Farm is being staged in Bath this month. An adaptation of the world renowned book is being performed by The Peter Hall Company at the egg theatre at the Theatre Royal until Saturday. At a secret meeting on Manor Farm, Old Ma

GEORGE Orwell's classic Animal Farm is being staged in Bath this month.An adaptation of the world renowned book is being performed by The Peter Hall Company at the egg theatre at the Theatre Royal until Saturday.At a secret meeting on Manor Farm, Old Major, the prize-winning boar, shares his dream of a utopia in which 'all animals are equal'. Inspired by the speech, two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, revolt against the dictatorship of Mr Jones, the farmer, and turn him out. At first the animals' attempts to run the farm themselves is successful, but once the pigs become intoxicated by the power of leadership they develop a brutal tyranny of their own.Published in 1946, Animal Farm is perhaps the 20th century's most important work of political satire and has been translated into more than 70 languages. Ticket, priced £17.50 or £9.50 with discounts and available from the box office on 01225 448844.

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