Why Watch A Clockwork Orange
Ever since its release as a novel in 162, A Clockwork Orange has been hailed a cultural landmark. An unapologetic celebration of human life known for its ground-breaking orgiastic ultra-violence and sexuality, this celebrated work has been declared as one of the top ‘100 Greatest Novels of all Time’ by Time Magazine and the Guardian.
This milestone of literature was first adapted for the screen by Stanley Kubrick in a Hollywood movie of the same name. What followed after the movie’s release was quite a riot. Quoted by the New York Times as ‘a volume bursting with linguistic energy that continues to inspire generations of readers and writers’, the 1971 blockbuster grossed over ten times its budget and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
This latest iteration by Alexandra Spencer-Jones has left audiences in awe. A critically-acclaimed stage production with a prolific track record in England, ‘A Clockwork Orange’ is a definite must-see.
Set in a dystopian future, this explosive story follows the life and works of Alex DeLarge. The self-proclaimed leader of the rebellious Droogs gang running rampant in the streets, Alex is a violent, sexual and haunting man who sucks in happiness and drowns it with profane and abusive acts.
With their characteristic swagger, their muscular builds and high volumes of testosterone, ‘A Clockwork Orange’ is a dark and scary world where the conflict between humanity and individuality reaches a peak before boiling over in a hot-pot of drama, dystopia, and insanity.
Young Adults | Classic Literature Enthusiasts | Drama lovers | Dark Story fans
" It’s a funny, moving and dark piece of theatre, supported by a story that works at every political turning point. Even throughout the insanity of 2016 and the first bananas installment of 2017, A Clockwork Orange refuses to let up, and is just as relevant at this very moment as it was in 1962."
– Ej Stedman, The London Economic
"Restaging the show for performance in the round, director Alexandra Spencer-Jones preserves its striking physical aesthetic. Gang brawls are rendered in balletic choreography while the athletic, all-male cast crawl and cavort around the stage as lithe and predatory as feral cats...Stylish, stylised, and drenched in sweat, the show has a breathless, exhilarating energy.
" – Dave Fargnoli, The Stage, UK
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 15 and up. Please note that the theater does not allow entry for children below the age of 4
The stage has only 350 seats available. View the New Worlds Theatre seating chart to select the best seats.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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