Tenderness and tragedy – an interview with Of Mice and Men director Iqbal Khan
Tue 25 Apr, 2023
‘I got you, and we got each other’
George and Lennie are migrants with a dream; a dream of a better life, a place where they can belong, where Lennie feels safe and George can be somebody. But this is the Great Depression, not many dreams come true in a time where a few have plenty but most have nothing. When the friends take a job on Curly’s farm, tragedy unfolds leading to a heart-breaking decision.
John Steinbeck’s classic novel is more than 80 years old, but with themes of economic migration, racism, prejudice and exclusion it remains a parable for our times.
A story of enduring friendship and hope, this new production from Birmingham Rep Associate Director and Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Director, Iqbal Khan, puts a 2023 lens on Steinbeck’s affecting tale of the crumbling American dream. His recent productions include East is East and Tartuffe.
A Leeds Playhouse, Birmingham Rep and Fiery Angel production
Presented in arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd
Puppeteer and Understudy
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter
Set & Lighting Designer
Composer & Sound Designer
Movement & Fight Director
Puppet Director, Designer & Maker
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