Steinbeck’s classic tale of life in the Great Depression

Kristian Phillips (Lennie) and William Rodell (George) in Of Mice And Men. ANL-160323-150509001
Kristian Phillips (Lennie) and William Rodell (George) in Of Mice And Men. ANL-160323-150509001
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Set in America during the Great Depression, the John Steinbeck classic, Of Mice and Men tells the story of George and Lennie.

The two migrant farm workers go in search of new beginnings, in the hope of attaining their shared dream: of putting together enough money to buy a small piece of land and building a home.

John Steinbeck is one of the greatest storytellers of 20th century and Of Mice and Men remains one of the most poignant statements of being human that contemporary theatre has produced. The play was described as a ‘theatrical delight’ by the Daily Spectacle.

Dudley Sutton plays Candy.

Dudley is best known for his role in the ITV classic Lovejoy but is also a renowned stage actor.

He began his career in some of the most iconic plays of the sixties.

The productions included Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane and Tom Murphy’s A Whistle In The Dark.

The play is produced by The Touring Consortium Theatre Company in co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

It is directed by Roxana Silbert, current Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

She has previously worked at the Traverse, Royal Court, and as Artistic Director of Paines Plough and the RSC.