Classic tale of dream turned to dust

First published in What's on in Lancashire

Of Mice and Men, the iconic American drama, is being performed at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton until February 16.

John Steinbeck’s own stage version of this classic novel tells the story of fast-talking farm hand George and his innocent companion, Lennie, who accompanies him in a life of casual labour in 1930’s America.

The two friends share a belief and desire for ‘the American Dream’, a place of their own where they can “live off the fat of the land”. But George and Lennie must protect each other from the cruelty and injustice that threatens to shatter their dream.

Their story of true friendship and loyalty is compelling and deeply moving.

The novel is studied extensively in schools.

The running time for Of Mice and Men is about 2 hours 50 mins, including a 20 minute interval.

Tickets are £23.50 - £9.50 with discounts available for groups, schools and young people.

Performance times are evenings at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday, February 9 at 2pm.

There is also a schools’ matinee on Tuesday, February 5 at 1.30pm.

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