Sussex University Drama Society presents A Clockwork Orange, but not as you know it. Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film, based on Anthony Burgess’s novel, was a controversy-shrouded hit. Burgess went along with the whirlwind initially, but when the dust settled, he was far from happy with the film. Kubrick’s refusal to admit that the film glorified violence ended their once close friendship forever. With a desire to set the record straight, Burgess took to his typewriter once more to write the definitive story: A Clock-work Orange: A Play with Music.
Our show comes to you from an all-female production team who have worked fearlessly to deliver an unflinchingly critical and political interpretation. This semi-naturalistic, semi-dreamlike production is punctuated with physical theatre, dance and music. It thinks through the intricacies of gang culture, juvenile delinquency, toxic masculinity, morality and justice. Ultimately it probes the relationship between action and intent – if we prevent a man from being physically able to do wrong, does that make him good?
Our thanks go to Michael Attenborough – Michael’s wealth of expertise and generous support has allowed us to create a truly unique, professional grade production.
The following access tickets can be booked online: spaces for wheelchair users, seats with flat floor access, best seats for sightlines of captions / BSL interpretation (when applicable). For guidance about online booking and for further information about accessibility at the venue see our Access page here.
If you have access requirements that you would like to discuss with us or would like to book a ticket for a Personal Assistant please contact the box office on 01273 678 822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The concession rate is available for students, University of Sussex staff, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting). Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email email@example.com for further information.
Box Office Opening Times
The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.
Dates & Times
Thursday 04 April, 20197:30pm
Friday 05 April, 20197:30pm
Saturday 06 April, 20192:00pm, 7:30pm