‘Orwell feared those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one’ – Neil Postman
To say we were excited to see that the theatre adaptation of Brave New World was coming to Blackpool is an understatement.
We loved the book and we can’t wait to see what the show is like.
For those of you who haven’t read the book, we highly recommend it. It’s definitely one of our favourite dystopian novels. It’s often stated to be counterpart to Orwell’s 1984- but we find this novel much more chilling and haunting that Orwell’s vision. Huxley displays the world as a perfect utopia where the government segregates and controls the population with human conditioning. The need for love, families and stability has been replaced with consumption, promiscuity and happiness inflicted through drug use.
We follow Bernard Marx a character that feels increasingly trapped by this manufactured society. To combat these feelings Bernard and a lady friend visit the Savage area of the land and are greeted by individuals with significantly different values to themselves. As Bernard returns home, he begins to question what the benefits are of living in a world where human ambition is surrendered for the sake of societal harmony.
After all, is it more important to be blindly happy, or free?
BOOK TICKETS FOR BRAVE NEW WORLD
Showing Tuesday 24 November 2015 to Saturday 28 November 2015
Book tickets now through the Blackpool Grand Theatre website
alternatively, you can call 01253 743338
WIN TICKETS FOR BRAVE NEW WORLD
Want to win a pair of tickets to see this amazing show on its opening night?
Aldous Huxley died on 22 November 1963.
Which American President also died on this date?
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Closing date is Monday 16 November 2015
Winning tickets are valid for Tuesday 24 November at 7.30pm