***** ‘Funny, disturbing, frightening and thrilling... a masterpiece’
The Daily Star, UK
To mark the 50th anniversary of Anthony Burgess’ literary cult masterpiece, A Clockwork Orange will tour Australia in a high octane, muscular and arresting production. Direct from their sell-out UK performances, the cast of Action to the Word’s physical theatre tour-de-force will head to Australia in April 2013.
This award-winning all-male cast, led by actor Martin McCreadie (as Alex) is breath-taking in its treatment of the ultraviolent and highly sexual text and makes for testosterone-filled, electrifying and astonishing theatre.
A Clockwork Orange lures its audience into the glorious glass-edged nastiness of Manchester’s underworld. An unapologetic celebration of the human condition, this is the story of little Alex and his Droogs in their battle against the tedium of adolescence. Suppressed violence and sexual desire mix in a dangerous and damaging cocktail as the young men battle through the difficulties of youth.
A deeply hedonist piece, A Clockwork Orange explores sexuality, masculinity and aggression through contemporary music, exquisitely executed movement and the notoriety of Burgess’ text. It features a soundtrack of Gossip, David Bowie, Scissor Sisters, Placebo and of course Beethoven.
Not suitable Under 16. Adult Themes.