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

Tour Dates

  • Northampton

    Friday 4 – Saturday 26 September 2015
    Royal & Derngate
    Box Office 01604 624811

  • Edinburgh

    Tuesday 29 September – Saturday 3 October 2015
    King’s Theatre
    Box Office 0131 529 6000


    Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 October 2015
    Playhouse Theatre
    Box Office 01865 305305


    Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 October 2015
    Theatre Royal
    Box Office 0115 989 5555


    Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 October 2015
    Everyman Theatre
    Box Office 01242 572 573


    Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 November 2015
    Grand Theatre
    Box Office 01902 429 212


    Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 November 2015
    Civic Theatre
    Box Office 01325 486 555


    Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 November 2015
    Grand Theatre
    Box Office 01253 290 190


    Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 December 2015
    Alhambra Theatre
    Box Office 01274 432 000

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 touring the UK.

“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