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A sensational staging of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

by Dave Gibson
Issue No. 2394

John Steinbeck’s powerful drama of the Great Depression, gets a wonderful staging in this production. 

Steinbeck’s story of Californian migrant farm workers resonates today, whether it is with Chinese cockle-pickers or workers on zero-hours contracts.

Dyfrig Morris is sensational as Lennie, convincingly conveying both his physical strength and his child-like simplicity.

Lennie and George are characters who share dreams of independence which inspire their fellow workers. 

This thought-provoking production, which I’d recommend anyone to see, is intensified throughout by the original use of music.

Of Mice and Men. West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds until 29 March

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Tue 11 Mar 2014, 17:36 GMT
Issue No. 2394
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