John Steinbeck’s poignant tale comes to the Arts Theatre this month
John Steinbeck’s deeply poignant tale of friendship arrives at the Arts Theatre this month from 12-16 April. Set against a backdrop of the Great Depression, the play follows the story of George and Lennie, two migrant workers seeking out a new beginning. The duo dream of settling down one day on their own piece of land, and set off on a journey across California. Before long they’ve found work on a ranch and their aspirations seem within reach, but soon the pair – who are no strangers to trouble – face the fallout of an innocent misunderstanding which spirals out of control, leading to a climax (surely one of the most dramatic denouements of any play), which is earth-shattering.
Described as “not to be missed” by What’s On Stage, this production is directed by Roxanna Silbert and stars Dudley Sutton. Tickets start at £18.