Animal Farm - 2014

Young Actors’ Lab is a drama club open to pupils at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools who, under the expert guidance of Ms Wragg, have performed some breathtaking and memorable pieces over the years.

2014’s production was no exception – an adaptation of George Orwell’s haunting classic, Animal Farm, co-directed by Old Monmothian Tom Wragg-Smith.  This exploration of politics, greed, self-interest and the slow descent from optimism to social decay was performed to full houses over two nights. Mesmerising performances by the cast (aged between 10 and 15), enhanced by the farmyard set, professional lighting and eerie make-up and costumes, left everyone captivated.  Some animals are more equal than others, but no one in the cast or crew offered anything but exceptional effort to this project.