boti’s pick of the week: animal farm

If you can feel a Britney-shaped void after a glitter-filled weekend at Pride, then we’re here to help you discover some of the best things happening in the city this week. If the recent news of Netflix developing Animal Farm into a film filled you with excitement, then clear your diary later this week, as Ian Wooldrige’s adaptation of the story is coming to the Brighton Open Air Theatre.

Kicking off on Wednesday 9th August, Brighton Little Theatre brings the classic story of communism to Brighton & Hove for four dates. First published in 1945 as a satire on the 1917 Russian Revolution, the story follows farm animals uniting to overthrow Manor Farm’s incompetent human owner, showing how communist principles can be corrupted to create a totalitarian dictatorship. Hope for an ‘all animals are equal’ Utopian farm, the animals soon come across trouble when the pigs take charge. As each animal vies for power, the society corrupts into a dark and brutal existence, in which ‘some animals are more equal than others’. Oink Oink. We can’t wait to see this adaptation of Orwell’s classic!


Doors open at 6pm with the performance starting at 7pm, so why not bring a picnic and enjoy the sunshine in the outdoor amphitheatre space before the cast get started. Bring a bottle or head to their bar on site. We’d recommend bringing a cushion so you can get comfy, as well as layers for when the sun goes down.

Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th August; 6pm doors for 7pm start, Saturday matinee at 2pm; £12 adult, £10 concession
Brighton Open Air Theatre, Dyke Road Park, Dyke Rd, Brighton, Hove BN3 6EH