A 10-week UK Tour of the landmark Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men has been announced and will open at Marlowe Canterbury on 29 January 2018.
Richard Keightley (The Mousetrap, St Martin’s Theatre) stars as George alongside Matthew Wynn (Hamlet, The Almeida; Measure for Measure, Young Vic) as Lennie, they will be joined on stage by Andrew Boyer (Candy), Cameron Robertson (Slim), Darren Bancroft (Carlson), Kevin Mathurin (Crooks), Harry Egan (Whit), Kamran Darabi Ford (Curley) ,Rosemary Boyle (Curley’s Wife), and Robert Ashe (The Boss).
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.
Set in the trying times of the Great Depression, when millions were forced to travel in search of a job and their dreams, Of Mice and Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship and what it means to be human.
Considered a challenging and controversial play this brand-new adaptation promises to bring to the stage a magical and imaginative story about trying to hold on to your dreams and friendships during fiercely tough times and a faceless destiny. A tale still relevant to modern times.
Of Mice and Men is Directed by Guy Unsworth with Design by David Woodhead, Lighting Design from Bretta Gerecke, Sound Design from Ben Grant, with Mark Aspinall as Composer and Sinead O’Keefe as Movement Director.
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 29 –Jan– 03 Feb 2018
Northampton Royal 05 – 10 Feb 2018
Theatre Clywd 19 Feb – 24 Feb 2018
Theatre Royal Glasgow 26 Feb- 03 Mar 2018
Salisbury Playhouse 05 – 10 Mar 2018
Theatre Royal Brighton 12 – 17 Mar 2018
Wimbledon New Theatre 19 – 26 Mar 2018
Tunbridge Wells Assembly Halls 26 – 31 Mar 2018
Manchester Opera House 09 – 14 Apr 2018
Swansea Grand Theatre 16 – 21 Apr 2018