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             TO UR DE FORCE THEATRE
                                            presents


       A N I M A L FA R M




                   Director Barry Goldman              Producer: Grantly Marshall




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                        Tour De Force Theatre Company
                                           presents:
                   ANIMAL FARM – by George Orwell
                             Stage adaptation by Ian Wooldridge
                                 Directed by Barry Goldman




                                         The Company

                                      Rebecca Naylor
                                     Michael Castleton
                                      Edmund Wood
                                     David Laughton
                                       Fiona Putnam

                   Director                              Barry L. Goldman
                   Costumes                              Alessandra Mayer
                   Costume assistant                     Lindsay Phillips
                   Stage set and props                   Loretta Lipworth
                   Music                                 Phillip Carleston and
                                                         Peter Joucla
                   Musical direction                     Peter Joucla
                   Lighting and
                   Tour Management                       Christian Baltes
                   UK Administration                     Stamatina Papamichali
                   ADGE Administration                   Alexandra Leipold
                   Producer                              Grantly Marshall


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       DIRECTORS NOTES…
       Since ANIMAL FARM was first published in 1945 it has been translated into several
       languages and has been read and enjoyed, studied and analyzed throughout the world.
       George Orwell originally titled his book, ANIMAL FARM, A FAIRY STORY, and
       he said that although it was primarily a satire on the Russian Revolution, it was
       intended to have a wider application.
       This simple story of animals and the events leading up to and following their rebellion
       can be seen on many levels: our barnyard is a society or community, the time is both
       the past and the present, the inhabitants are individuals whose hopes and dreams of
       building a better world are eventually destroyed by the corruption of power.
       It is a story that is as old as history, a story without end.
       Here the animal nature is a mirror of the human condition.

       Barry L. Goldman
       London, September 2006


       Barry Goldman - Director

       Barry Goldman was born in the USA
       where he received extensive training in
       theatre and dance. In Europe he
       attended L'Ecole Jacques Lecoq (Paris)
       and later The Feldenkrais Training in
       Munich.
       Barry Goldman was an Associate
       Professor of Theatre at the University of
       Michigan (USA) and continues to teach
       theatre and movement workshops in France, Germany and in England.
       1982-1985 he was an Associate Artistic Director of the Children's Theatre Company,
       and for ten years Artistic Director of Théâtre Marcadet Paris directing (among others)
       Molière, Ionesco, and Beckett for French language Tours throughout Europe. Barry
       has directed many productions in English for the American Drama Group Europe
       which have toured in Europe, Asia and Scandinavia.
       Since 1996 Barry Goldman has been directing in German. His work has been seen in
       various theaters throughout the country, including Braunschweig, Oberhausen, Halle,
       Neuss and Münster. Recently he also directed a German touring production of
       J.B.Priestley's Ein Inspektor Kommt. He has also created performance projects with
       the Salzburger Festspiele in Austria.
       Barry is delighted to be directing this production of Animal Farm and to be affiliated
       with Tour de Force Theatre.



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       George Orwell, whose given name was Eric Arthur Blair, was born on June 25th, 1903
       in N.W. Bengal. He moved to England as a child and attended Eton from 1917–1921.
       After finishing school he returned to Burma and joined the Indian Imperial Police. It
       was here that he wrote his first novel BURMESE DAYS which was the beginning of
       his criticism of totalitarianism and support for democratic socialism. In 1927 he left
       for London and Paris and it was during this time that he changed his name. He lived
       in extreme poverty and worked as a dishwasher, tutor and teacher, living a "tramp-like
       existence mixing with the squalid and the sordid in doss-houses and workhouses".

       Orwell published A CLERGYMAN'S DAUGHTER (1935) and KEEP THE
       ASPIDISTRA FLYING (1936) which were critical successes but did not sell well. He
       was married in 1936 and a year later published THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER. With
       the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War Orwell set off to Barcelona and joined the
       militia. It was then that his eyes and consciousness were opened to the treachery of
       Communism. His future political beliefs were conceived and organised during this
       time and in particular "his opinion of the essential decency of man, if only it were
       allowed to triumph over political and social intrigue and cant".

       In 1937 he returned to England but suffered from ill-health which followed him for the
       remainder of his life. He published COMING UP FOR AIR in 1939 followed by a long
       essay on Charles Dickens. Because of his bad health he was denied service in the
       military in World War II but in 1941 joined the Indian service of the B.B.C.. His wife
       died during the last year of the war and the grieving Orwell went abroad as a
       correspondent for THE OBSERVER. Between November 1943 and February 1944
       Orwell wrote his satire on the Russian Revolution, ANIMAL FARM, which was
       published in 1945. The book was a huge success and finally brought Orwell some
       financial security. He published many essays and works after this, the last being his
       grim, terrifying novel, 1984. He remarried in 1949 and made plans for a new book but
       on January 23rd, 1950, died suddenly.

       Orwell published 13 books and wrote hundreds of essays. Although not considered a
       great novelist he wrote cleanly, simply and succinctly like Hemingway and was a
       genius as a prose stylist.
       As a man who thrived on contradiction and whose work and beliefs were full of
       paradoxes it is difficult to "apply a basic philosophy of belief to his collective works".
       He believed in socialism but felt it inappropriate for a writer to formally become
       affiliated with a political party. He was an ardent patriot but criticised the English for
       their "class consciousness, their inablity to think logically and their lack of artistic
       ability". "His fierce honesty and passionate pursuit of truth angered many but made
       countless friendships among all sorts and conditions of men; and even enemies began
       to respect him."




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              George Orwell, 1936.




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                                                Fiona Putnam
                                                Fiona trained at Drama Studio London and
                                                the University of Hull. Her acting work
                                                includes: Viola in a tour of Twelfth Night
                                                (Changeling         Theatre      Company);
                                                Desdemona        in    Othello      (Epsilon
                                                Productions); Julie in Cosi at the Bridewell
                                                Theatre (Ocean Theatre Company); Rachel
                                                in Snapshots and Bethsheba/ Georgina in
                                                The Ark, The Bride and The Coffin at the
                                                Old Red Lion (Fluff Productions);
                                                Dymphna in Dance Hall Days at the
                                                Riverside Studios (Irish Repertory
                                                Company UK); and the voice of the furies
                                                in the BBC4 dance film The Furies. Fiona
                                                produced and performed in The Portable
                                                Virgin, which premiered at the Bridewell
       Theatre and the Martin E. Segal Theater, New York as part of the 2004 off-Broadway
       season.




       Michael Castleton
       Michael graduated from Dartington College of Arts with a Theatre Degree in 1995.
       After which he took up proper jobs in Banking and Photography until 1999, when the
       lure of taking to the stage in tights and make
       up became too great. Michael’s early work
       included directing a production of
       Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.
       He also performed in a national tour of
       ‘Macbeth’ on a bouncy castle, and is proud
       to have been a silver hotpant clad dancer in
       the video for the unsuccessful Russian entry
       in the Eurovision Song Contest.
       Recently Michael has played Lysander in
       ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ at Hampton
       Court Palace, and ‘Macbeth’ for stage and
       film. He also received a big cheque for a
       very small part in the film ‘Closer’. The part
       was cut, but he got to drink tea with Jude
       Law, and experience in the flesh the fact
       that Julia Roberts is much taller than he is.

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       Rebecca Naylor
       Rebecca trained at Exeter University and Drama
       Studio London, graduating in 2000. Career
       highlights since include: "A Christmas Carol" in
       London's West End, an open-air UK tour of castles
       and stately homes with Shakespeare's "A
       Midsummer Night's Dream", "La Boheme" with
       Grange Park Opera, the hit comedy "I Am Star Trek"
       at the Edinburgh Festival, the role of Magrat in Terry
       Pratchett's "Lords and Ladies" and a stage adaptation
       of "Ben-Hur" (in which she got to play yet another
       horse!) She has also appeared in numerous short
       films and music videos. As a musician she has
       played clarinet in the Royal Festival Hall and Royal
       Albert Hall, toured internationally with the National Youth Choir and released two
       E.P.s as half of electro-pop duo Oosterdok (www.oosterdok.co.uk). In her spare time
       she enjoys long-distance walking and has just completed a 200 mile trek across
       England.




                                              David Laughton
                                              David Laughton graduated from the Drama
                                              Studio, London in July 2005.
                                              Acting credits since graduation include Red
                                              Lion Square - a six part drama series for
                                              American TV, stage performances at the Union
                                              Theatre, London (The Little Dressmaker) , the
                                              Riverside Studios (Twelfth Night), the
                                              Edinburgh Festival (Lost Hearts) and the
                                              National     Portrait   Gallery    (Concordia
                                              Foundation presents ‘Shakespeare and Love’).
                                              An accomplished pianist, violinist and singer,
                                              David also holds a Masters Degree from the
                                              Julliard School in New York and has appeared
                                              at many of the world’s leading concert venues
       including Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Royal
       Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Louvre Museum in Paris.
       He recorded his first c.d. for the Marquis label in Canada in 2001 and has broadcast
       on radio and television throughout Europe and the USA.
       David was recently hailed by London’s Theatreland Magazine as “an amazing
       musician and wonderful comic actor.”


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                                  Edmund Wood
                                  Edmund trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and
                                  Drama in London. Recent credits include Banquo in
                                  Macbeth and Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream (The
                                  Young Shakespeare Company), Stephano in The Tempest
                                  (The Orange Tree Theatre), Crump in The Titfield
                                  Thunderbolt (Third Space) and Nathan in The Sea Morgans
                                  Child(Chalkfoot). Film credits include Zebra Crossings and
                                  several short films.

       Alessandra Mayer – Costume Designer.
       Alessandra studied fine art and painting at the
       Academy of Art in Bologna, Italy. In 2002, she was
       awarded first prize in a Public Visual Art competition
       organised by the town council of Trento. In the same
       year, she moved to the U.K. in response to a personal
       need to extend the boundaries of her artistic language,
       through the exploration of creative design. In London,
       she graduated in Costume Design at Wimbledon
       School of Art and immediately began to collaborate
       with other artists, musicians and choreographers. Since
       then, as a freelance costume designer, she has designed
       for a wide variety of projects in dance, theatre, film and arts festivals, including
       projects at The Place, London, Howard Dance Theatre, London Contemporary Dance
       and the Guildhall School of Music. She has also created costumes for the Notting Hill
       Carnival and the London Mayer’s Thames Festival. In 2005 she was invited to design
       costumes for a London production of Animal Farm, directed by Barry Goldman and
       is delighted to be working with him again on a new production of Orwell’s classic
       story for Tour De Force Theatre. She now lives and works in London.

                                   Stamatina Papamichali
                                   Administration Tour De Force Theatre. Stamatina studied
                                   acting in Veaki School in Athens (1998-2001). She also
                                   holds a BA in French Language and Literature from the
                                   University of Athens. Before moving to London a couple
                                   of years ago, she spent 2 years in Paris studying for a MA
                                   in Performance Studies at the University Paris VIII – St
                                   Denis. Her dissertation was mainly examining the work of
                                   Théâtre du Soleil. As an actor she has worked on several
                                   shows and films in London, Paris and Athens. She has
                                   also worked with dancers on two physical shows
       (Toisallou & Cats on the roof) that she performed and co-directed. She speaks fluently
       Greek, Polish, French and English and occasionally works as a translator. Stamatina
       has been working as Tour de Force’s administrator since May 2006.

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                                                         Ida Blair and Eric, Motihari,
                                                         Bengal, 1903.




              Richard Walmesley Blair, Eric’s
               father, during his retirement in
                                   Southwold.




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       Peter Joucla – Musical Director / Director of Tour De Force Theatre.

       Peter studied Performing Arts in London. He worked as a teacher and
       lecturer in colleges in England and Holland before moving full-time into
       theatre. He was musical director of ‘L’Amfipiarnaso’ for Trestle Theatre
       Company, and more recently for a production of ‘A Midsummer Nights
       Dream’ at Northampton Theatre Royal. He has directed a wide number
       of productions, for adults and young people and for the Edinburgh
       Festival. In 1995 he fell upon the American Drama Group, and toured
       for several years as an actor, most notoriously as Bill Sikes in ‘Oliver
       Twist,’ and Boxer in ‘Animal Farm.’ Since then he has founded Tour
       De Force Theatre Company, based in the UK, with whom he has
       directed a wide range of touring productions including Bernard Shaw’s
       ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ George Orwell’s ‘1984,’ J.B.
       Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls.’
       and Willy Russell’s classic comedy ‘Educating Rita.’
       In addition to theatre, Peter is a published author, focusing mainly on
       work for young people. His book ‘Absurd, Black and Comic Sketches’
       was published in 1991 and another is due the moment he gets a bit of
       free time.




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       GRANTLY MARSHALL, actor,                          GUNNAR FRED KUEHN Cana-
       producer, founder of THE AMERI-                   dian actor, director, and producer has
       CAN DRAMA GROUP EUROPE,                           been with the company for 20 years.
       begins his 30th season. This is his 187th         He is especially interested in pro-
       production.                                       ducing Holland and Italy.




       ALEXANDRA              LEIPOLD                    ANGELIKA MARTIN has been
       received her degree in Chinese                    involved in cultural management
       Studies in 2006 from the Ludwigs-                 since the 1980’s. After completing
       Maximilian-Universität, München,                  assignments with various city gover-
       and began immediately to work for                 nments in Germany, she became free
       THE AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP                          lance and has worked with THE
       EUROPE.                                           AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP
                                                         EUROPE for the past 16 seasons.


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                     THE AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP EUROPE - HISTORY

       THE AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP EUROPE was formed by Ohio native Grantly Marshall
       in 1978 in the city of Munich. It was linked in the beginning to the University of Munich
       where the first performances were held. It expanded quickly to other theatres in Munich and
       also began to give guest performances in other German cities. The expansion was continued
       to include many countries in Europe and Asia.

       The actors come from New York, London, and Paris (in 1985 French theatre performances
       were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays
       performed include American, British, and French classic and modern dramas such as DEATH
       OF A SALESMAN, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, OUR TOWN, WHO’S AFRAID
       OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, HAROLD AND MAUDE, OF
       MICE AND MEN, EDUCATING RITA, KING LEAR, THE CANTERVILLE GHOST,
       AMADEUS, SLEUTH, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ANIMAL FARM, THE PICTURE OF
       DORIAN GRAY, OLIVER TWIST, THE BEGGAR’S OPERA, THE IMPORTANCE OF
       BEING EARNEST, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, LE PETIT PRINCE, EDUCATING RITA,
       RHINOCEROS, HUIS CLOS, LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME, ANTIGONE, FABLES,
       EXERCICES DE STYLE, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, DAVID COPPERFIELD, THE
       GREAT GATSBY, MOBY DICK, PYGMALION, THE GRAPES OF WRATH,
       MAUPASSANT, DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE, MACBETH, THE GHOSTS OF POE,
       DINNER FOR ONE, CANDIDE.

       The goal of THE AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP EUROPE is to perform high quality theatre
       in as many countries in the world as possible. Our 2005-2006 schedule, May 2005-May 2006,
       includes the following productions:


       KING LEAR, LE PETIT PRINCE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2 productions), EDUCATING
       RITA, MACBETH, FRANKENSTEIN, MOON PALACE, L´ETRANGER.

       In 1994 THE AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP EUROPE began touring European Castles.
       CASTLE TOUR 2007 THE TEMPEST features many illustrious places and surprises. We
       are hoping to make it a pan-European tour. Wish us luck with the weather.

       We hope that you will be able to attend and enjoy our performances and wish you all the best
       for the coming theatre season.




       Grantly Marshall
       THE AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP EUROPE                        Munich, October 2006




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       Presents
       THEATRE SEASON 2006/2007
       CASTLE TOUR 2006 - TAMING OF THE SHREW - William Shakespeare
       ANIMAL FARM - George Orwell
       HUIS CLOS - Jean-Paul Sartre (French Language)
       FRANKENSTEIN - Mary Shelley (Smith/Stebbings)
       EDUCATING RITA - Willy Russell
       A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Charles Dickens (2 versions)
       KING LEAR - William Shakespeare
       FAHRENHEIT 451 - Ray Bradbury
       MACBETH - William Shakespeare
       SHORT STORIES - Joseph Conrad, William Somerset Maugham, Salman Rushdie
       L´ETRANGER – Albert Camus (French Language)
       CASTLE TOUR 2007 - THE TEMPEST - William Shakespeare

                           THE AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP EUROPE
       TNT THEATRE                               Grantly Marshall                                 Gunnar Kuehn
       28 Danes Road                             Karolinenplatz 3                                     Maistr. 33
       Exeter EX4 6JQ                           D-80333 München                               D-80337 München
       Tel./Fax 0044-1392-410575             Tel: (49) 89 / 34 38 03                Tel: (49) 89 / 38 88 91 29
       E mail: paul@tnt-theatre.net         Fax: (49) 89 / 340 11 90               Fax: (49) 89 / 38 88 91 29
                                              gma@adg-europe.com                            adgekuehn@aol.com
                                              www.adg-europe.com


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