Brave New World


Dawn King

Adapted from the novel by Aldous Huxley
Directed by James Dacre
A co-production between The Royal and Derngate,
Northampton and The Touring Consortium
★★★★ Independent
★★★★ Telegraph
★★★★ Daily Mail
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Mail on Sunday
★★★★ Independent on Sunday
★★★★ Northampton Herald

Adapted from Aldous Huxley’s startlingly prescient science fiction novel about a genetically engineered future society, Brave New World featured original music composed by These New Puritans.

Brave New World premiered in Northampton at the Royal and Derngate in September 2015 before a major national tour.

“The human story feels more than ever like a progression from mordant intellectual satire to piercing tragedy.” Independent on Sunday
“In this zombified, zoned-out, plasticated political system, the arts are shunted into a siding by an elite that does not want the great unwashed to get ideas above its station. It’s modern Britain! That is the brilliant success of this production: it hammers home how much Huxley got right.” Daily Mail
“A filmic quality, spectacular design and a powerful cast” The Scotsman
“King remains broadly faithful to the novel's take of the future but she artfully tweaks it at points to emphasise how its prescience trains light on our own current fears about techno-addiction and mind-control. This harrowing story of an anti-tragic utopia is heartily recommended” The Independent