This means any of the original roles that would have been played by women are instead played by men — this includes the woman who is gang-raped by Alex and his friends. So how do you promote a theatre production based on such a revered and culturally-important novel, while still paying due attention to its sensitive themes of violence and social control? A Clockwork Orange follows Alex, a teenager living in a dystopic England plagued by juvenile delinquency. Tweet Pin It image credit: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Toggle navigation QC Voices.
It is generally considered one of the best novels ever written, and the film has inspired numerous people to dress up like Alex because why not pretend to be a rapist for Halloween?
Because whenever I feel like committing a random act of violence, I listen to depressing dream pop music. The real question is whether the stage adaptation adds anything to its source material besides a modernized soundtrack and a bunch of sweaty, muscular guys. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. This means that promotional material for this show is explicitly using language that is directed towards members of the gay community. This week, another famous dystopian novel hit the stage: The dystopia Burgess envisioned is anti-feminist and anti-queer; he was especially interested in the issue of violence against women, and the character of Alex is an undisputed misogynist.