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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place…with us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.

Set in America during the Great Depression, this classic play tells the story of George and Lennie, two migrant farm workers, who 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. Read more …

After a long and exhausting journey, the pair arrive at a farm in California where they seek work. But they are no strangers to trouble and soon find themselves reeling from the fall out of an innocent misunderstanding which spirals out of control and leaves the two men, bound together by friendship, facing an earth-shattering climax.

John Steinbeck is one of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century and Of Mice and Men remains one of the most poignant statements of being human our contemporary theatre has produced.

The critical consensus

Worth catching for fans of the story; worth skipping for those who crave something more contemporary and satisfying – a repeat of Crossroads, perhaps.

***(*)(*)Gareth Davies, The Reviews Hub, 27/04/2016

Where and when?

King's Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday April 26, 2016, until Saturday April 30, 2016. More info:

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