The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre present a new tour of John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men, with a date at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal.
Two migrant farm workers held together by a mutual dependence, a deep affection and an undying loyalty go in search of new beginning in the hope of attaining their shared dream: of putting together enough money to buy a small piece of land and building a home.
No strangers to trouble, George and Lennie soon find themselves reeling from the fallout of an innocent misunderstanding which spirals out of control and leaves the two men, bound together by friendship, facing an earth-shattering climax.
A story, raw in speech and action, full of heart and unflinching realism, it remains one of the most poignant statements of being human our contemporary theatre has produced.
Of Mice and Men will be directed by Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s artistic director Roxana Silbert. The cast will include Dave Fishley as Crooks, Nicholas Goode as Whit, Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Curley’s Wife, Neil McKinven as Carlson / Boss, Kristian Phillips as Lennie, Jonah Russell as Slim, and William Rodell as George, Ben Stott as Curley and featuring Dudley Sutton as Candy.
The first show runs from Tuesday March 1 until saturday March 5. Tickets: £29.50 - £13.50 plus concessions. Visit www.trch.co.uk for information and tickets or call the box office 0115 9895555.