Of Mice and Men

Selladoor Productions has announced a UK tour of its theatre adaptation of the Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men, in association with The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury.

The tour will open at the theatre in Canterbury, Kent, on 29th January 2018 and will close at the Manchester Opera House on 14th April.

About the play

Of Mice and Men was written by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, based on his own experiences in the 1920s.

Set in the trying times of the Great Depression, when millions were forced to travel in search of a job and their dreams, it tells the story of George and Lennie, two migrant ranch workers who dream of owning their own ranch.

George aspires to independence and to be his own boss, while Lennie seeks to be with George and join him in his Eden.

The novel is perceived as a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a testament to the bonds of friendship and what it means to be human.

Directed by Guy Unsworth and designed by David Woodhead, the production aims to bring to the stage a tale still relevant to modern times, about dreams and friendships during tough times.

The UK tour and how to book

Tour dates in the UK include:

•    Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury: 29th January – 3rd February
•    Northampton Royal, Northampton: 5th – 10th February
•    Liverpool Royal Court, Liverpool: 12th – 19th February
•    Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow: 26th February – 3rd March
•    Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury: 5th – 10th March
•    Theatre Royal Brighton, Brighton: 12th – 17th March
•    Wimbledon New Theatre, London: 19th – 26th March
•    Tunbridge Wells Assembly Halls, Kent: 26th – 31st March
•    Manchester Opera House, Manchester: 9th – 14th April

Groups interested in the play can discover more about it on www.selladoor.com and can book their seats on the theatres’ websites.