“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 Curley’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 and prejudice, it remains a parable for our times.
A story of enduring friendship, this new production from Rep Associate Director and Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Director, Iqbal Khan, focuses a 2023 lens on Steinbeck’s affecting tale of the crumbling American dream. His recent Rep productions include East is East and Tartuffe.
Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval
Performance contains sensitive content including racism, ableism, sexism, violence, assault, murder, death and strong/offensive language
Wednesday - Saturday, 7.30pm
and Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm: £25/£35/£40 *
Children: £20 *
* All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee