Of Mice and Men | The Classic American Tale Comes to Northampton

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
Photo Credit: Barry Rivvett

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.

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