Of Mice and Men: A powerful story about friendship and holding on to your dreams


Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s classic American novel, Of Mice And Men, will be live on stage at Theatre Royal Brighton for one week only from Monday 12 – Saturday 17 March.

Based on his own experiences in the twenties, Of Mice And Men tells the story of George and Lennie, two migrant ranch workers who dream of owning their own ranch. With nothing but the clothes on their back and a dream, the wily and bright George aspires to independence, to be his own boss and most importantly to be ‘somebody’. Gentle giant Lennie aspires to be with George and join him in his Eden, but as the saying goes – the best laid schemes of mice and men, often go awry.

Set in the trying times of the Great Depression, when millions were forced to travel in search of a job and their dreams, Of Mice And Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship and what it means to be human.

A heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship

Considered a controversial play, this brand new adaptation promises to bring to the stage a magical and imaginative story about trying to hold on to your dreams and friendships during fiercely tough times and a faceless destiny. A tale still relevant to modern times.

Guy Unsworth, Director of the show says “Of Mice And Men is one of the great American stories that has stood the test of time. It’s not only about the Great Depression in 1930s rural America but a timeless tale of loyalty and the struggles for survival in a cruel and competitive world. For me it is also one of the most beautiful stories ever told – both heart-warming and heart-breaking at the same time. I fell in love with it when I studied it as a teenager, so it’s always been on my bucket list to direct and when I mention the title, so many people have a great fondness for it too. I can’t wait to bring it back to the stage.”

Of Mice And Men is presented by the producers of Avenue Q, The Crucible, American Idiot and Flashdance.

Don’t miss it.

Monday 12 – Saturday 17 March
Eves 7.45pm
Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
0844 871 7650*
*Booking fees apply. Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge

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