Whether you studied Anthony Burgess's novel in high school or watched the culturally popular film adaptation by Stanley Kubrick, chances are the dystopian world of classical symphony-loving, teenage criminal Alex, was an impressionable, terrifying tale of psychological conditioning and reformation. Whether the impression was good, bad or unsettling, A Clockwork Orange is undeniably as unique as it is controversial.
The issues may not be as relevant or lie at the forefront of topical discussions, all that is about to change as the story is rekindled on stage. In its Northcote Town Hall August season, La Trobe University presents A Clockwork Orange, adapted to stage by Burgess himself, twenty five years after the novel came out in 1962 and directed by La Trobe students Ingrid Taylor-Moss and Sophie Petridis.
Both directors' will perform alongside a large cast of La Trobe's most talented performers. The engaging performance promises to shock and confront as it restores Burgess' original, controversial ending to the story, combining it with a new original score created by the talented students.
The show will no doubt entertain audiences for the entire season, which opens Wednesday 17th August at 8.30pm and runs Sunday 21st, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th at 8.30pm, and Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Wednesday 24th and Sunday 28th at 6.30pm.
The show will perform alongside three other La Trobe plays, Blindness, Limbus and Car Cemetery. To ensure you don't miss this unique theatre experience, or to find out more about any of the other shows, call La Trobe Student Theatre and Film Office on 9479 1198 or email email@example.com.