Direct from London, a new play inspired by the 1962 novel that follows “ultra-violent” teen Alex, his band of “Droogs,” and the intense reformation therapies he undergoes in a a dystopian British society.
From the producers: "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess lures audiences into a glass-edged, testosterone filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his band of Droogs is a ground-breaking classic teeming with sexuality and 'a bit of the old ultra-violence.’ The story feels as hauntingly relevant today as when the book was published in 1962, and when Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-nominated film caused a stir in 1971. "A Clockwork Orange" remains an unapologetic celebration of the human condition and individual freedoms.
"A Clockwork Orange" hails from Action to the Word, a U.K.-based theatre group that presents radical interpretations of classics. The all-male stage adaptation began at the London Fringe prior to playing the Edinburgh Festival, an international tour, and London’s Park Theatre. The novel was also the inspiration for the ground-breaking 1971 Stanley Kubrick film, starring Malcolm McDowell.
British actor Jonno Davies reprises his role as Alex DeLarge for the New York premiere. Davies first played the role in the Norway tour of the production in 2014. He also led the Singapore tour in 2015 before bringing the show to London earlier this year. He is joined by new cast members Matt Doyle, Sean Patrick Higgins, Brian Lee Huynh, Timothy Sekk, Aleksander Varadian, Ashley Robinson, Jimmy Brooks, Misha Osherovich and Jordan Bondurant.
What's New World Stages? New World Stages is a converted complex of movie theaters in midtown, about a block west of the Broadway theater district. Very well-apportioned, with excellent intermission bars and very comfortable seats, the theatres are relatively intimate in size.