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A Clockwork Orange


A Clockwork Orange

Ashley Hunter as Alex photography by Robert Day

On the eve of its 50th anniversary, a new adaptation of the  classic A Clockwork Orange is on at Stratford Theatre Royal. Anthony Burgess’ cult novel becomes  a musical thanks to New Yorkers Ed DuRanté (words) and Fred Carl (music), and the UK’s Dawn Reid, Associate Director of the Theatre Royal Stratford East, directing.

inmates in A Clockwork Orange

Ashley Hunter & Kirris Riviere photography by Robert Day

Focusing on the last chapter of Burgess’ novel, which was omitted from the first American editions of the novel, does not appear in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film, and deals with redemption and hope, the musical is sure to put a new spin on an iconic story.

A Clockwork Orange runs from Monday 5 September – Saturday 1 October.

Tickets: £20 / £15 and £10 concessions (Tues – Thursday until 22 Sept); £22 / £17 concessions (Fri and Sat eves & last week of run); Evening performances are at 7.30pm, matinees are 2.30pm, there will be Saturday matinees on 24 September and 1 October.

Box office 020 8534 0310
BSL interpreted                Tuesday 27 September 7.30pm
Captioned                         Friday 30 September 7.30pm
Audio-described               Saturday 1 October 2.30pm
Pay what you want Saturday 17 September 2.30pm. Available to Newham residents who have never been to see a show at Theatre Royal Stratford East before. Call 020 8534 0310 and quote Pay what you want when booking – tickets must be booked in advance and proof of residence must be shown on collection of tickets.

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