Video directed by Stan Glendinning
*Words in italics are written in Nadsat, the original fictional idiolect from Anthony Burgess's novel. The Nadsat glossary can be found at the bottom of this page*
Our Horrorshow Production of A Clockwork Orange:
Our version of Burgess’s dystopian story is set within the confines of an abandoned warehouse, where Alex De Large and his droogs wreak havoc and mayhem come the night. It is in this warehouse that Alex’s violent personality comes to life, heightened by a love of classical music that evokes within him an urge to destroy.
Our production contains dynamic physical sequences and live music to bring Burgess’s iconic story to life. Unlike other productions of the show, we have decided to focus on the age of Alex, as a fourteen year old boy, ensuring that his character has a carefree playfulness to it. In doing this, we hope to expose the youthfulness of Alex and his Droogs, making their actions even more unpalatable.
As a company we have relied heavily upon the original novel, as a basis for devising new scenes for the production itself, in order to give it depth and theatrical richness. Adding elements of the novel back into the script itself, has meant that we have created a new production that will never before have been seen – something that is really exciting for us!
Inspired by companies like Headlong Theatre, Frantic Assembly and directors like Emma Rice, Marianne Elliott and Mike Shepherd, this production harbours creativity, musicality and physicality, unlike any of EUTCo’s previous Northcott Shows.
Our performance dates are 17th-20th January 2018. Keep your eye out for updates on ticket sales on our social media.
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Our Previous Productions:
In the past three years, EUTCo have produced a diverse range of productions at the Exeter Northcott Theatre. These include, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2015), Angels in America (2016), and most recently Animal Farm (2017).
'I was enraptured the whole way through' (Exeposé review of Animal Farm) ****
'exceptional fervour and intensity' (Exeposé review of Angels in America) *****
'they drag us into the world of the institution with unnerving ease' (Exposé review of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) *****
Where Your Cutter Will Go:
There are lots of different costs we need to cover, from venue and technical equipment hire to performance rights and marketing expenditure. We want to be as transparent as possible, therefore, we have included a detailed breakdown of projected income and expenditure below:
We are committed to making the most of all the money we receive from public donations for A Clockwork Orange. This crowdfunder makes up just a small part of the money we are aiming to raise. In addition to this crowdfunder, we dedicate the months of September to January as fundraising for our production, holding events such as cake sales, club nights, auction and raffles, as well as our launch night, which will be held in December.
What's It Going To Be Then Eh?
We have got some choodessny prizes for our fellow droogs in exchange for your generous donations!Viddy below for the rewards on offer brothers and sisters:
A Malenky Bit about EUTCo:
Exeter University Theatre Company, fondly known as EUTCo, is one of the largest and longest running theatre societies at the university. Our goal is to get students involved in directing, producing, stage management, technical management and performing professional quality drama. The society provides a platform to produce innovative and high quality student theatre, in an effort to entertain and inspire the rest of the student body and the larger community in Exeter.
In the new year, outside of our busy production calendar, EUTCo will be offering a number of workshops for members and non-members to engage further with the student body.
In 2015, EUTCo was nominated for Best Student Led Project for our Exeter Northcott Theatre production of One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Interessovatted in Knowing More?
If you have any questions about our crowdfunding campaign, the production, or EUTCo itself, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact our president Olivia Denton via email@example.com.
Exeter University Theatre Company is part of the University of Exeter Students' Guild, a Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 7217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ.
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