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Animal Farm

Tuesday 28 April


Adult - $37.00
Students/Concession - $22.00
Group 6+ - $32.00

Age Suitability 12+


We regret to inform you that due to the current situation with COVID-19 The Animal Farm have made the decision to cancel their coming show, scheduled for Tuesday 28 April.  Tickets holders will be contacted.



Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre


by George Orwell
created by shake & stir theatre co

Animal Farm, one of the most enduring political commentaries returns in a multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed theatre production.

George Orwell’s intensely powerful fairy tale allegorizes and satirizes communist governments while illustrating with stunning simplicity how greed and power corrupts with devastating consequences to all who yield.

Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and all the animals, fueled by enthusiastic camaraderie and guided by a set of self-imposed rules, are promised a better life free from the self-serving greed of humans.

However, it is not long until the rules that promised equality and freedom become the shackles that bind the animals once again.

Created by shake & stir and directed by Michael Futcher, Animal Farm promises to be one of the most shocking, relevant and wickedly funny theatre events of 2020.


“Do whatever you can to get a ticket”
– The Courier-Mail

“A must see!”
– ABC Brisbane

“shake & stir nailed it. Physical Theatre at its best.”
– ArtsHub


Promotional/Hero Image: Photo by Justine Walpole
Production Images: Dylan Evans



The Ipswich City Council’s Protege Master Class Program, Ipswich Civic Centre, Shake & Stir and Studio 188 present an exciting opportunity for Ipswich students (Grade 7 to 12) with an interest in Drama, Theatre and Acting.

Shake & Stir Theatre Company will present a 1 hour workshop focusing on the genres of physical and ensemble theatre and encourage students to make bold choices when finding and playing heightened characters. This is an exciting opportunity for budding actors to work with industry professionals using excerpts from the Animal Farm script. The workshops will be held at the intimate arts development and performance space, Studio 188. Spaces are by application only and limited to 30 students.



This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by arTour an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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