Of Mice And Men – insideKENT Competition
A thrilling new production of the most iconic story in American literature comes to Tunbridge Wells from Monday 26th – Saturday 31 March. Produced by Sell A Door (Flashdance – The Musical, Footloose, Avenue Q) and directed by Guy Unsworth, this classic story comes to the stage.
Written by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, and previously taught in schools all over the UK, Of Mice & Men tells the story of 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, who finds comfort in stroking soft things, aspires to be with George and join him in this idyllic fantasy, but as the saying goes – the best laid schemes of mice and men, often go awry.
The pair prepare for work on a new ranch, after Lennie’s misunderstood behaviour forced them to flee their previous workplace. But, with new friendships to be made, contending with The Boss’s angry son Curley, and Curley’s lonely wife who is just looking for attention, can George protect Lennie, or will he have to take matters into his own hands?
Set during the trying times of the Great Depression, when millions were forced to travel in search of a job and their dreams, Of Mice & Men takes audiences to dusty California in a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship and what it means to be human.
This brand-new production promises a moving story about trying to hold on to your dreams and friendships during fiercely tough times, perfect for those who know the story well, and those who don’t.
* * * * ‘Poignant and mightily moving’
(The Review Hub)
* * * * * ‘Slick, dramatic and touching’
‘Leaves audiences amazed – still so relevant’