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Of Mice and Men

11 – 27 May 2023

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    150 mins
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‘I got you, and we got each other’

George and Lennie are migrants with a dream; a dream of a better life, a place where they can belong, where Lennie feels safe and George can be somebody. But this is the Great Depression, not many dreams come true in a time where a few have plenty but most have nothing. When the friends take a job on Curly’s farm, tragedy unfolds leading to a heart-breaking decision.

John Steinbeck’s classic novel is more than 80 years old, but with themes of economic migration, racism, prejudice and exclusion it remains a parable for our times.

A story of enduring friendship and hope, this new production from Birmingham Rep Associate Director and Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Director, Iqbal Khan, puts a 2023 lens on Steinbeck’s affecting tale of the crumbling American dream. His recent productions include East is East and Tartuffe.

A Leeds Playhouse, Birmingham Rep and Fiery Angel production

Presented in arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

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Click below to download the Resource Pack containing details about the production and its themes, interviews with the Director Iqbal Khan and cast members, workshops and more.

Resource Pack

Cast

Tom McCall

George

Wiliam Young

Lennie

James Clyde

The Boss

Simon Darwen

Slim

Maddy Hill

Curley's Wife

Edward Judge

Carlson

Reece Pantry

Crooks

Stuart Quigley

Whit

Lee Ravitz

Candy

Riad Richie

Curley

Jake Benson

Puppeteer and Understudy

Creatives

John Steinbeck

Author

Iqbal Khan

Director

Richard Jackson

British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter

Ciarán Bagnall

Set & Lighting Designer

Kay Wilton

Costume Designer

Elizabeth Purnell

Composer & Sound Designer

Yarit Dor

Movement & Fight Director

Michael Crouch

Puppet Director, Designer & Maker

Annelie Powell

Casting Director

Caroline Wilkes

Associate Director

Jennifer Taillefer

Production Manager

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  • MAJOR FUNDERS

    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • PRINCIPAL CAPITAL AND FAMILIES PARTNER

    Caddick Group
  • PRINCIPAL CAPITAL AND ACCESS PARTNER

    Irwin Mitchell