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 You want a classic tale translated for the stage, a unique and highly conceptual production with top notch physicality from the cast
Don't see it if You want the movie acted out in front of you. There are changes, the play aligns more with the book. You can't understand heavy accents
See it if you don’t have access to the internet and this is the only way you could see shirtless men.
Don't see it if you have any sense of dignity.
See it if You are a fan of the book or movie adaptation; you like dystopian stories; you enjoy rock and classical music.
Don't see it if You are easily offended or unable to engage with controversial and disturbing subject matter.
See it if you like testosterone, gorgeous bodies, complex speech, a fairly complicated plot, dynamic sequences with some ultra-violence, and milk.
Don't see it if violence upsets, you have issues with language comprehension, you don't like men, you have an unrelenting needs to compare plays to movies.
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 like fit young men performing in near-constant motion. It has several strong actor performances, but it didn't fully connect for me.
Don't see it if you want to see a redux of the movie or want a production with realistic elements. Sets, costumes and props are mostly representational.
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.
See it if You want a dance-fueled production of the major plot points of the book.
Don't see it if Hot muscular men turn you off or if you dont understand droog.
See it if you're a fan of new innovative pieces, Shakespeare-ish like texts, & gorgeous muscley guys. The choreography is creative; overall pretty ok.
Don't see it if you're expecting violence, brutality, and vulgarity as the book & film sources would have you believe. There's a concept but no committment.
See it if disturbing, stylish, and sexy which was on the poster is an accurate description of the show as a whole. was capturing in every moment.
Don't see it if not for children or for the easily offended.
See it if You want to be utterly entranced but have no idea why you are. You don't mind very nuanced dialogue.
Don't see it if You want to see full sets, if you don't like actors playing multiple characters, if you don't want to be put on edge
See it if You’re interested in new-age theater. If you enjoy the book, or the movie, you’ll also enjoy this brand new take on it.
Don't see it if You don’t like very loud theater, new-age style, foul language, or brutal violence
See it if You are looking for a dark story. This production was different because they incorporated music and movements which made me like it more.
Don't see it if You don't like to see tough topics played out on stage or are looking for a certain ending
See it if You are open to a different take on the story with an all male cast. However the story is still intact.
Don't see it if If you don't have an open mind and are expecting to see the movie onstage.
See it if you really want to see it (for your own reasons); you've read the book, seen other productions/the movie and want to see how this compares
Don't see it if you have no prior connection to the material; you want to be shocked into having a profound revelation about the subject matter
See it if You’re a really big fan of the book and movie and want to see a stage interpretation
Don't see it if You aren’t very familiar with the world of the book. The play alone explains little and doesn’t resonate
See it if you're really just there to see buff bodies working up a sweat. The bodies are lovely; the ideas are lacking.
Don't see it if you have on-stage seats (they're uncomfortable and have lousy sight lines). Also don't expect substantive engagement with the text.
See it if different theatre experience, want to see good looking muscular men dance on stage.
Don't see it if you are expecting the novel to come to life. Not shockingly good with the themes they could play with and language is confusing