Glynis Henderson Productions and Soho Theatre present Action To The Word’s

Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange

  • By Anthony Burgess | Directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones
  • Mon 19 Nov - Sat 5 Jan, 7.15pm (Wed & Sat matinees)
  • £15 19-22 Nov; £17.50 (£15) Mon-Wed; £22.50 (£20) Thu-Sat
credit Helen Maybanks

★★★★ Telegraph, Independent, Evening Standard, Time Out

Action To The Word’s breathtaking all-male version of A Clockwork Orange hits Soho. This electrifying and testosterone-filled physical theatre’ horrorshow’ exquisitely captures and transcends the spirit of Anthony Burgess’ original literary masterpiece, 50 years on from its publication.

A Clockwork Orange lures its audience into the glorious glass-edged nastiness of Manchester’s underworld. A playtime of orgiastic ultraviolence and sexuality, it is the story of little Alex and his Droogs in their battle against the tedium of adolescence. An unapologetic jubilation of the human condition, it remains as terrifyingly relevant today as when the book was published in 1962 and when the Stanley Kubrick’s film caused a stir in 1971.

‘An outstanding all-male ensemble. The pure physicality and energy is astonishing. This is a show that everyone should experience.’ ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘Imaginative and striking… It sizzles with energy.’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Martin McCreadie makes a vigorous, handsome and charismatic Alex… mad, bad and dangerous.’ ★★★★ Time Out

Schools rate £15 for groups 8+ available by phone on 0207 478 0100

A Clockwork Orange is over 16’s only
Running time: approx 80 mins

‘Martin McCreadie makes a vigorous, handsome and charismatic Alex… mad, bad and dangerous.’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘An outstanding all-male ensemble. The pure physicality and energy is astonishing. This is a show that everyone should experience.’ ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘Alexandra Spencer-Jones’s swaggering, punchy production is visually striking.’ Stage

‘Imaginative and striking… It sizzles with energy.’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

‘This play is a masterpiece,’ ★★★★★ Daily Star

‘Machismo and muscle-bound charisma.’ ★★★★ Telegraph

‘Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ classic novel won rave reviews last year when it debuted at the Fringe. A year on, it seems even more relevant as a commentary on the “disaffected youth” of last summer’s riots.’ ★★★★ Independent

‘Physical, dynamic and arresting’ Economist

‘Electric, thought-provoking and thrilling.’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

‘A definite must see – truly outstanding.’ ★★★★★ Public Reviews

‘They are a thunderous force of nature. I have to see this gorgeous, furious show again.’ ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

Creative team

Directed by
Alexandra Spencer-Jones

Cast

Alexander DeLarge
Martin McCreadie
F Alexander/Dr Brodsky/Pedofil/Mum
Neil Chinneck
Joe/Dolin/New Droog/Big Jew
Simon Cotton
Branom/Mark/The Woman/Warder
Philip Honeywell
Deltoid/Chaplain/Old-Lady
Rob Maloney
Georgie/Zophar/Bromine
James Meryk
Dim/The Minister
Stephen Spencer
Billy Boy/New Droog/The Governor/F-Me Pumps/Dance Captain
Will Stokes
Pete/Clown/The Doc
Tom Whitelock