John Steinbeck’s novel is presented in a brand new adaptation at the Royal & Derngate this February.
Sell-a-Door’s new production promises to bring the story of friendship in the toughest of times to the stage in an imaginative and magical way.
Of Mice and Men tells the story of two migrant ranch workers – the gentle giant Lennie and the wiley and bright George – who dream of owning their own ranch during the Great Depression of the 20s. With nothing but the clothes on their back and a dream, Lennie hopes to join George in his Eden, but as the saying goes, “the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” Of Mice and Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit at a time when millions made their way across the country to escape poverty, and is a heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship and what it means to be human.
Director Guy Unsworth says: “Of Mice and Men is one of the great American stories that has stood the test of time. For me it is one of the most beautiful stories ever told – both heart-warming and breaking all at the same time. So many people I mention the title to have a real fondness for it, so I’m really excited about bringing it back to the stage.”
Of Mice and Men takes to the Royal stage from Monday 5 to Saturday 10 February at 7.45pm with matinees at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday. Tickets – priced from £9 to £31* – can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.