A Clockwork Orange
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
by Anthony Burgess
From a review: production photos
"Stellar performance given by all in the Production of "A Clockwork Orange!" This is and was a tremendously strong performance by the company, and very brave and worthwhile decision by the Inplayers committee to sanction this play to be performed.
What I found watching these remarkable people on stage, was that the force and tempo of the play never let up, the cast pushed and drove you further on and on! We the audience were carried along with the action; we became engrossed with what was happening on stage;
What I loved about the play was that the cast "Really went for it" big style! No holds barred! Gritty, earthy, with no embarrassment what so ever! You can not perform a play like this in a twee fashion. The audience must be moved, unnerved, threatened, but still feel the security that this is just a play!"
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Alex is an "ultraviolent" youth in a dystopian post-apocalyptic Britain.
As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape.
While in prison, Alex volunteers for the experimental Ludovico treatment in which convicts are programmed to detest violence.
If he goes through the program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected.
But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating.
Now Alex's victims welcome him back into society with the same enthusiasm he has always exhibited when performing his crimes.
An InPlayers production
Directed by Nina Cohen
Musical director & composer Frieda Jacobowitz
Polanentheater, Polanenstraat 174, Amsterdam
Andy Cowie, Keith Day, Chava Ramspek, Ken Kitchen, Laura Durnford, Simon Murphy, Terrence Sinclair, Frieda Jacobowitz, Deirdre Diamond, David Raleigh, Denis Burke, Lucian Tion, Paddy O'Connell, Ebru Sengul, Meriel Overloop, Silvia Pietrosanti, Beenish Tufail, Andrew Watson
Nina Cohen, Frieda Jacobowitz, Chava Ramspek, Laurens van der Klis, John Ricker, Leo Kogan, Sandy Topzand, Antigone Rozas, Henny Vos, Giorgi Rossi, Arjen Veldt