One man stands, another sits, against a backdrop of an American dusty landscape. One man wears a cowboy hat.


Wed 19 - Sat 22 April 2023
Tickets £25-£40 *

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“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)
Post-show talks
Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval

General Guidance

Performance contains sensitive content including racism, ableism, sexism, violence, assault, murder, death and strong/offensive language

Age Guidance



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

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  • Two men stand back to back
  • Two men sit by a wooden table
  • A woman stands with her arms crossed, a man stands speaking to her
  • A man crouches down to pet a dog, who is portrayed using a puppet
  • A man sits in the floor, another crouches behind with his hand on his shoulder
  • An older man sits in a wheelchair
  • The cast of Of Mice and Men stand against a sunset with a railroad track beneath their feet
  • George and Lennie stand together on a railroad track, sun sets behind them



  • 'Heartwarming and heartbreaking'

  • 'Innovating, Challenging, Entertaining

  • '…powerful, resonant production'

  • 'The production is both thoughtful and thought-provoking, reminding
    us of both the need and the power of human connection even in the
    most challenging of times'