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Of Mice and Men, King's Theatre

posted 24 Apr 2016, 18:23 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 24 Apr 2016, 18:25 ]

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.

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.

Source: King's Theatre