Comrade Napoleon gallops back to Joburg with the power of ‘Animal Farm’


After a sold-out run in Pretoria and Durban, the award-winning production of the classic novel Animal Farm returns to Joburg. Director Neil Coppen’s version of George Orwell’s timeless work of satire will run at Joburg’s Market Theatre for two weeks only, from September 20. Continue reading

Napoleon is back to show how #AbsolutePower corrupts absolutely in Animal Farm


Animal Farm stars (from bottom left) Zuliswe Hadebe, Madisa Ndune, Mpume Mthombeni, Khutjo Green and MoMo Matsunyane.

WITH the nationwide #MustFall movements sparking debate around the nature of power and its abuses, there is arguably no better time to revisit George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which will be touring Gauteng as a stage production.

Standard Bank Young Artist Neil Coppen has skillfully woven the text from the classic novella into a hard-hitting play that resonates strongly with the South African socio-political situation. It is produced by ShakeXperience, a theatre company specialising in arts education. Continue reading

George Orwell’s classical novel Animal Farm at the Market Theatre

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

ShakeXperience, in association with the Market Theatre, is staging George Orwell’s inspired allegory novel Animal Farm from August 25 to September 6. The sickening reality of the corruption of power and the disintegration of high ideals is brought home in the unique South African adaptation by Neil Coppen’s award-winning adaptation of the timeless novel. Continue reading