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A Clockwork Orange (New World Stages)

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Members say: Edgy, Confusing, Intense, Ambitious, Disappointing

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (241)

MEMBERS SAY:

Edgy, Confusing, Intense, Ambitious, Disappointing
69
Avg Score

80
Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You love the story

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy violence in theater...

78
Raunchy, Intense, Homoerotic, Edgy, Dark

See it if You're familiar with the story and are interested in seeing a new take on an iconic story. If you like watching hot shirtless guys cavort.

Don't see it if If you don't know the story.

69
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a lot of chesty men pull off some great dance moves.

Don't see it if you really need to follow a plot easily

85
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you have seen the movie and want a new take on it

Don't see it if you might feel that there is a homosexual overtone in the staging

49
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if you want to see 8 beautiful men with very choreographed action

Don't see it if you want to understand what is going on. also way too loud.

95
Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a beautifully choreographed take on a classic film with amazing dancing and beautiful actors interpreting fight scenes and violence

Don't see it if you don't like an avant garde presentation of an edgy subject matter and wonderful dancing and acting

56
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You like eye candy with no point or focus.

Don't see it if You like the movie. Or have taste.

100
Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you've already read the book or seen the movie and can understand Nadsat and if you love the universe Anthony Burgess created.

Don't see it if you have a problem with homoerotic scenarios, violence, sex of all kinds or if you're under 18.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You love weird, unconventional theater. If you have an open mind about fresh and modern artists incorporating great music and choreography

Don't see it if You're just into typical Broadway shows and don't enjoy intense theatrical pieces

79
Absorbing, Confusing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if you enjoy intense subjects and theater that does not shy away from harsh topics.

Don't see it if you don't like raunchy topics on stage.

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if want to see an amazing production of the book; a superb acting ensemble, a challenging story that gets you thinking.

Don't see it if violence upsets you .

61
Confusing, Edgy, Intense

See it if You have seen the film version, and if you want to see a lot of young buff guys with their shirts off.

Don't see it if You don't want to work hard to follow the dialogue or if you don't want to see simulated violence.

20
Confusing, Excruciating, Great staging, Intense, Indulgent

See it if you get a free ticket and like shirtless men.

Don't see it if you have to pay money.

77
Ambitious, Great staging, Confusing

See it if you really love the source material and want to see a play based on it, you love Jonno Davies (he was terrific),

Don't see it if you have trouble with odd dialect, you don't like the source material,

75
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You love A Clockwork Orange the Stanley Kubrick movie or the original book. Also anglophiles!

Don't see it if You can't understand cockney accents mixed with loud music and dancing.

60
Dizzying, Confusing, Intense, Erotic, Disappointing

See it if You like the book or movie; you're eager for some eye candy

Don't see it if You haven't seen the book or movie as it's incredibly confusing without prior knowledge of the plot.

65
Entertaining, Confusing, Dizzying, Raunchy, Intense

See it if you like seeing abs.

Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding British slang. Honestly, if I didn't watch the movie, I wouldn't have understood ANYTHING.

Also I prefer the movie A LOT more than this live-action play. What I liked... Read more Read less

78
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Raunchy, Absorbing

See it if you're in for a night of sexy, violent, and edgy storytelling. If you loved the movie this production will satisfy.

Don't see it if you're easily offended. not for the light hearted. some seriously violent and evil moments depicted onstage but with enough humor to balance

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Epic

See it if You like intense shows with a lot of movement and fighting

Don't see it if You like longer shows or if you don’t like loud music/strobe lights

90
Entertaining, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You’re someone who loves a great interpretation that was everything you never knew you wanted theater to be.

Don't see it if If you want to laugh a lot.

58
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to see a bunch of muscle men wearing next to nothing, enjoy the film/book

Don't see it if Was very tough to understand what they were saying through their thick accents + the made-up language, gratuitous

10
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if You’re into pain that never ends

Don't see it if You want to save yourself and money

100
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Sexy

See it if You're a fan of the book or movie and want a fresh take on the story. The actors are absolutely amazing.

Don't see it if You don't already know the story line.

65
Confusing, Edgy, Overrated

See it if you like something experimental styles and different point of views.

Don't see it if you like traditional style of theater and something delightful and witty.

75
Ambitious, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You want an interesting take on the source--and want to watch beautiful young men.

Don't see it if You like "Cats."


September 29th, 2017
"Vigorously acted and bluntly entertaining...I’d like to think that the steroidal bodies and all-purpose sexiness are intended as a deliberate distraction, a gotcha embellishment meant to implicate the audience for failing to reckon with the full horror of Alex’s actions. But Ms. Spencer-Jones do...
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September 25th, 2017
"For those who do not hanker for Chippendales studs doing dance-rapes—quick, can we have a moratorium on dance-rapes?—this 'Orange' is rancid and confused, another sad example of an adaptation missing the point of its source material...Spencer-Jones' attempt at a super-dark, sexy-wexy production...
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September 25th, 2017
"Spencer-Jones has envisioned an athletic, highly choreographed world...The result is to render all this violence shockingly un-shocking...There’s something overly sleek, almost glib about the choreography...The gloss and presentational tone turn the story’s danger intellectual rather than viscer...
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September 25th, 2017
"For those not familiar with the book or film, this production will often prove incomprehensible...It relates the story in broad, abstract strokes, relying so much on stylized choreographed movement that it often resembles modern dance. The result is that the brutal violence...doesn't have much v...
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