A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange19-24 February 2018, performances at 7.45pm
with a matinée on 24 February at 2.30pm.
Doors open 30 minutes earlier.

Alex and his vicious teenage gang - droogs - revel in horrific violence, mugging and gang rape. Alex also revels in the music of Beethoven. The droogs communicate in nadsat, a slang language that is as twisted as their outlook on life. When a drug-fuelled night of fun ends in murder, Alex is finally busted and banged up. He is given a choice - be brainwashed into good citizenship and set free, or face a lifetime inside.

This is a stage version of the infamous cult novel by Anthony Burgess, adapted by the author himself.

Note: the play includes brief partial nudity and violent themes, which may not be appropriate for all audiences.

What’s it going to be then, eh?
What’s it going to be then, eh?
Tolchocking, dratsing and kicks in the yarblockos,
Thumps on the gulliver, fists in the plott.
Gromky great shooms to the bratchified millicent,
Viddy the krovvy pour out of his rot.
Ptitsas and cheenas and starry babushkas
A crack in the kishkas real horrorshow hot.
Give it them whether they want it or not.

- a sample of nadsat



  • Alex - Josh Boden
  • Minister of the Interior - Peter Cook
  • Georgie - Daniel Brown 
  • Dim - Megan Turnell
  • Pete - Faith Mansfield
  • Deltoid  - Katie Moreton
  • Chaplain - Debarshi Bandyopadhyay
  • Brodsky - Sadie Whitlow
  • Comedian - Jody Shortland
  • Alexander - Dylan Yates
  • Marty - Natasha Hall

Other roles are played by members of the cast.

Directed by Matt Tully


  • The Henley Standard "...this creative, zesty piece of theatre is bound to leave a lasting impression."
  • The Whitley Pump "...explores the themes of adolescence, social responsibility and the freedom of choices with both sensitivity and humour"
  • Explore Reading "...humorous, enjoyable and thought provoking without being disturbingProgress Theatre has managed to make the production humorous, enjoyable and thought provoking without being disturbing"


A Clockwork Orange


This amateur production of “A Clockwork Orange” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.