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The Touring Consortium

by John Steinbeck
by arrangement with Warner Chappell Plays Ltd
director Geoff Bullen
designer Sean Cavanagh
lighting designer Jenny Cane
costumes based on original costume designs by Sarah-Jane McClelland
music composed by Lewis Gibson
starring Clive Mantle,
Lou Hirsch and Harry Towb

Of Mice and Men was the first Touring Consortium production. Touring nationwide in 1996, it attracted rave reviews and met with an enthusiastic response from the many young people who saw it and took part in the education-based support work carried out in local schools.

Nicola Stapleton (Curley’s Wife)
Harry Towb (Candy)
Lou Hirsch (George)
Clive Mantle (Lennie)
Photo: John Haynes
Lou Hirsch (George)
Brian Pyser (Boss)
Photo: John Haynes

 “This excellent production handles the complex, adult themes of racial hatred and social division boldly and competently.  An enjoyable, engaging and thought-provoking production.”

“a triumph”
Yorkshire Post

 “Damian Cruden’s coolly stylish production condenses into terse, taut brilliance.”
The Observer 

“the second [act] is every bit worthy of the celebrated theatrical decree — spellbinding … compelling …. a powerful story very well told.”
 The Times 

“highly enjoyable”
“Duncan Preston  … brings a powerful moral force to the part”
The Independent 

“Expectations are always high when ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is on stage because there is so much affection for the book. This staging will not disappoint.”
The Stage 

“Cruden’s direction created a wonderful and thought provoking evening of theatre”
 The Yorker 

‘Duncan Preston is outstanding as Atticus’
The Guardian on the The Touring Consortium’s 2007 production of To Kill a Mockingbird

‘Preston’s towering performance as Atticus’

Yorkshire Post (2007 production)