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“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”
 Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley’s ingenious fantasy of the future, written in 1931, is given extraordinary life in this world premiere adaptation by award-winning playwright Dawn King with original score by These New Puritans.

Join us on an emotional rollercoaster journey into a future which sheds a blazing light on the present.

Witness the horrors of a genetically engineered class system

A World State where People are always happy; where they get what they want, and they never want what they can’t have.

 Discover the consequence of living in a world where love and empathy have given way to lust and pleasure.   A world without religion or war.

A world where Community, Identity, Stability is the world state motto

And find out what happens when this stability is threatened

As the beautiful young Lenina learns the pain of love

And the handsome young John gives in to the love of pain

Does the World Controller lose control?

Or does  Lenina finally find her voice?

“How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
 That has such people in’t!”

“A brilliant tour de force …. Full of barbed wit and malice-spiked frankness, provoking, stimulating, shocking and dazzling”
OBSERVER on ‘Brave New World’

“The most compelling new work I have seen this year”
THE GUARDIAN on Dawn King’s ‘Foxfinder’

“Arguably the musical achievement of the 2010’s so far”
RECORD COLLECTOR on These New Puritans 


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


Tuesday 29 September – Saturday 3 October 2015
King’s Theatre
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Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 October 2015
Playhouse Theatre
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Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 October 2015
Theatre Royal
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Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 October 2015
Everyman Theatre
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Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 November 2015
Grand Theatre
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Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 November 2015
Civic Theatre
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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

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