Director Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ landmark 1962 novel comes from London to New World Stages with its original star Jonno Davies as Alex. More…
'A Clockwork Orange' lures audiences into a glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his rebellious gang of Droogs is a groundbreaking classic of orgiastic ultra-violence and sexuality. As hauntingly relevant today as when Burgess’ book was first published, 'A Clockwork Orange' is an unapologetic celebration of the human condition.
See it if if you liked the movie, I do not think you will like this adaptation, it missed the mark, very slow, not what the movie was like.
Don't see it if very slow not like the movie, not even close to the movie. I should have had an adaption that resembled the edginess of the movie.
See it if you're curious about how the book or film translates to the stage. Impressive dance/movement, precise, athletic, homoerotic.
Don't see it if you expect the power & incisiveness of either the novel or the film. The emphasis on dance/movement vitiates that.
See it if you know & like the story or if you like shows which use dramatic and unusual ways to communicate the story line.
Don't see it if you do not like the story, if loud music bothers you or if you do not particularly like innovative approaches which may not be successful
See it if You are very familiar with the story and don't need any help knowing what's going on by the play
Don't see it if You have other theater choices. Maybe I'm dense but I had like idea of what was going on.
See it if the cast--esp jonno davies--were committed and capable
Don't see it if still not sure how it's possible, but this magic-mike-meets-clockwork-orange was boring
See it if you want to see a muscle show and enjoy dance/movement. The lead is marvelous.
Don't see it if you don't know the novel or movie. The story gets lost completely, in favor of style and atteactive men.
See it if You love the movie and would be interested in seeing a very different take.
Don't see it if You're looking for something similar to the original, or stronger writing and directing (as this lacks both).
See it if you like men with good/great bodies in acrobatic dancing and don't care whether you understand what's being said half the time.
Don't see it if you value the way in which Anthony Burgess used language in the novel or the portrayal of Alex in Kubrick's film version.
See it if you like dark stories, the source material, and actors with fit bodies. This production captures the visceral spirit of the source material.
Don't see it if the extreme violence and depravity depicted will offend you. This source material is well known, and the play does it justice. Be forewarned
See it if You like inventive staging, and shows that take a story you Know and turn it on Its ear.
Don't see it if You're homophobic, or don't like changing the ending of a story that was as it should be.
See it if you absolutely love the book & couldn't have the experience ruined at any cost. Or if you like all-male productions (particularly buff men!)
Don't see it if you're expecting edgy, sexy, powerful theatre on par with the film or book. You will be disappointed.
See it if You are a big fan of the book or movie. You are a dance fan and would like a dance heavy off broadway show
Don't see it if You don't like the book/movie or aren't familiar with the plot at all; it's very confusing. You don't like ultra-violence.
See it if The movie-great, the book,- thought provoking and intense. This version-has incredible performance and stunning male bodies.
Don't see it if If you loved the movie or book. The violence and messages are lost as Alex's world has gone gay. The balletic dance dilutes the edge/tension
See it if You haven't seen or are expecting something completely different from the movie
Don't see it if You are expecting great staging or comprehensive story.
See it if you are familiar with the plot, especially the "unintelligible" language used by the gang members.
Don't see it if you are bothered by choreographed violence and "unintelligible" made up language of gang members.