Production of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men’s 10-week tour
PUBLISHED: 15:04 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:04 16 August 2017
The production is based on Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s novel detailing experiences
Selladoor productions in association with Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre have announced a 10-week UK tour of the Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men opening at Marlowe Canterbury on January 29.
Written by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck and based on his own experiences in the twenties, Of Mice and Men tells the story of George and Lennie, two migrant ranch workers who dream of owning their own ranch.
With nothing but the clothes on their back and a dream, the wily and bright George aspires to independence, to be his own boss and most importantly to be ‘somebody’. Gentle Giant Lennie aspires to be with George and join him in his Eden, but as the saying goes - the best laid schemes of mice and men, often go awry.
The show will be performed again in Kent on another set of dates at Tunbridge Wells’ Assembly Hall from March 26-31.
Guy Unsworth, director said: “Of Mice and Men is one of the great American stories that has stood the test of time. It’s not only about the Great Depression in 1930s rural America but a timeless tale of loyalty and the struggles for survival in a cruel and competitive world.
“For me it is also one of the most beautiful stories ever told - both heart-warming and breaking at the same time.
“I fell in love with it when I studied it as a teenager, so it’s always been on my bucket list to direct, and when I mention the title, so many people have a great fondness for it too. I can’t wait to bring it back to the stage”.
David Hutchinson, executive creative producer of Selladoor Productions, added: “We are delighted to be bringing this timeless classic on a brand-new tour across the UK alongside such an exciting creative team. Giving people the chance to revisit this unforgettable story whilst also bringing it to the stage for a whole new generation of theatre goers”.
For more information and tickets visit marlowetheatre.com or call the Canterbury box office on 01227 787787.
Or visit assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk or call its box office on 01892 530613.