Brave New World

Now featuring: Brave New World

Now featuring: Brave New World

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

We're excited to announce Brave New World as a featured production in Autumn 2015. Read more to find out what's coming up.
Dawn King adapting Brave New World

Dawn King adapting Brave New World

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Award-winning writer Dawn King is confirmed as writing a new adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World for a UK stage tour…
Tour dates announced for new adaptation of Brave New World

Tour dates announced for new adaptation of Brave New World

22 May 2015

Eight tour dates announced for our next featured production, a new adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Opening at Royal & Derngate…
Brave marketing pros discuss the future

Brave marketing pros discuss the future

25 May 2015

We’re all excited about the immediate future – what with the upcoming Touring Consortium adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World,…
VIDEO: Dawn King on adapting Brave New World

VIDEO: Dawn King on adapting Brave New World

28 May 2015

Dawn King talks about adapting Aldous Huxley's Brave New World for the stage. Dawn talks about the differences between a novel and a play, her responsibility…
5 inspiring Aldous Huxley quotes

5 inspiring Aldous Huxley quotes

1 June 2015

We've picked some of our favourite Huxley quotes. You could say they're rather pessimistic, but we hope they'll have you inspired and thinking…
VIDEO: Brave New World adapter offers advice on new writing challenge

VIDEO: Brave New World adapter offers advice on new writing challenge

5 June 2015

What advice does Brave New World adapter Dawn King have for our new writing challenge? Watch our video to find out.
5 Brave New World quotes about humanity

5 Brave New World quotes about humanity

30 June 2015

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World has a lot to say about humanity, or rather the loss of it. We've picked our top quotes from the novel…
Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Part 1, A Historical Perspective

Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Part 1, A Historical Perspective

19 June 2015

In the first of three blogs, producer Jenny King considers the major political and social influences shaping the world in 1931, when Aldous Huxley wrote…
VIDEO: Are we nearer to a Brave New World than we think?

VIDEO: Are we nearer to a Brave New World than we think?

29 June 2015

How much have things changed in science and technology in the last ten years and what can we expect from the future?  In this series of videos,…
VIDEO: Dawn King on becoming a writer

VIDEO: Dawn King on becoming a writer

2 July 2015

"I was really lonely and miserable and thought I'd better do something creative" Brave New World adapter Dawn talks getting into writing
INFOGRAPHIC: Visualising Brave New World

INFOGRAPHIC: Visualising Brave New World

9 July 2015

How well do you know the world Aldous Huxley created? Get the lowdown with our guide to the Brave New World
Sophie Ward cast in Brave New World

Sophie Ward cast in Brave New World

10 July 2015

Sophie Ward becomes the first Brave New Worlder! Ward will play a character you may not be expecting...
10 Brave New World facts you need to know

10 Brave New World facts you need to know

10 July 2015

How much do you know about Huxley’s Brave New World? We’ve picked ten things we think are essential to understanding the dystopian world he…
Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Part II, Fashion 1931 - 2540

Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Part II, Fashion 1931 - 2540

16 July 2015

Brave New World producer Jenny King on the significance of the zipper in Huxley's novel.
More cast announced for Brave New World: we have the 'savages'

More cast announced for Brave New World: we have the 'savages'

17 July 2015

As casting continues, we're excited to announce three more fearless actors who have joined Sophie Ward in Touring Consortium's forthcoming Brave…
Sophie Ward, Huxley and These New Puritans pique press interest in Brave New World

Sophie Ward, Huxley and These New Puritans pique press interest in Brave New World

22 September 2015

Newly added: double-page spread feature in The Stage newspaper... In addition to the various four-star rave reviews, have you seen the latest news…
Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Language

Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Language

23 July 2015

Brave New World producer Jenny King on the use of language, emotional engineering and self-expression in Huxley's Brave New World.
Brave New World creative team announced

Brave New World creative team announced

24 July 2015

What will Brave New World look like on stage? Check out the creative team on board for an idea of what to expect.
11 Huxley facts you might not have known

11 Huxley facts you might not have known

24 July 2015

Born on 26 July 1894, we're wishing Huxley a happy birthday by picking 11 facts we think may have influenced his work and others.
Exploring Brave New World's caste systems

Exploring Brave New World's caste systems

24 July 2015

How well do you know your Alphas from your Epsilons? Our guide is here to help
Through the decades: Imagining Brave New World

Through the decades: Imagining Brave New World

30 July 2015

Check out how Brave New World has been imagined in different decades, from the very first illustrative cover, through to the poster for this September's…
Applications now open for young reporters Sept - Dec 2015!

Applications now open for young reporters Sept - Dec 2015!

We’re looking for young reporters across the UK! Are you an avid writer or eager to learn more about a creative industry? If you’re aged 17…
VIDEO: James Dacre on going into rehearsals

VIDEO: James Dacre on going into rehearsals

5 August 2015

'We'll be saying to the acting company here's a plate full of ideas, eat what you're hungry for' Brave New World director…
Full cast and creative team confirmed for Brave New World

Full cast and creative team confirmed for Brave New World

4 August 2015

It's been a creative few months of auditions and meetings and the Brave New Worlders are now confirmed. Check out who's heading Huxley's dystopian…
Researching and imagining Brave New World

Researching and imagining Brave New World

11 August 2015

The artistic vision for how Brave New World might look on stage has been influenced by artists such as Gilbert and George and Andy Warhol, as well…
Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 1

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 1

12 August 2015

'There is already a strong sense of openness and trust developing' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch rounds up the first week…
VIDEO: James Dacre on choosing to direct Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on choosing to direct Brave New World

12 August 2015

'...what you see in Huxley's Brave New World is a piece of work that has a great sense of humour and humanity to it'  James Dacre…
VIDEO: Watch latest Brave New World trailer

VIDEO: Watch latest Brave New World trailer

14 August 2015

'O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once' ​Here's the latest trailer for Brave New World
Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 2

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 2

19 August 2015

'We spent some time this week finding a safe and effective means of expressing a riot' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch…
VIDEO: James Dacre on researching Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on researching Brave New World

20 August 2015

'The hardest thing to identify has been where to stop researching a particular topic' James Dacre reveals what the research process has been for…
First look: Brave New World rehearsal photos

First look: Brave New World rehearsal photos

20 August 2015

Get a glimpse inside the Brave New World rehearsals with our gallery of photos taken in the rehearsal room. 
Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 3

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 3

26 August 2015

'The scenes really come to life and the play has an energy to it that gives us all a lift' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch…
VIDEO: James Dacre on Aldous Huxley

VIDEO: James Dacre on Aldous Huxley

27 August 2015

 'Huxley belongs to a very rare breed of novelists in that he's both a philosopher and also a storyteller' James Dacre on Huxley's…
First look: Brave New World Week 3 rehearsals

First look: Brave New World Week 3 rehearsals

28 August 2015

Here's a glimpse into week three of rehearsals for Brave New World. 
Choreographing the fights in Brave New World

Choreographing the fights in Brave New World

2 September 2015

What does a fight look like in a 'perfect' world set hundreds of years in the future?  Associate producer Neale Birch writes on the role…
Northampton Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

Northampton Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

24 September 2015

Brave New Worlder Abigail McKern is updating her photo diary across the Brave New World tour.
First look: Brave New World set design

First look: Brave New World set design

2 September 2015

Here's a look at the model for Brave New World showing what Naomi Dawson's set design will look like. 
Northampton hosts films, talks & twins for Brave New World opening weekend

Northampton hosts films, talks & twins for Brave New World opening weekend

2 September 2015

There's a full day of futuristic activities taking place this Saturday (5 September 2015) at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, to celebrate…
Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 4

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 4

3 September 2015

'Repetition, and precision of movement will enable the actors to build their confidence' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch…
VIDEO: James Dacre on what audiences should take from Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on what audiences should take from Brave New World

4 September 2015

'If we do our job right, we'll be creating a sense of debate about the way in which people think about their lives' James Dacre on what he…
London Futurists judge #iPredict video contest, new prizes

London Futurists judge #iPredict video contest, new prizes

11 September 2015

The London Futurists Forum have come on board to help us judge submissions in our #iPredict video challenge, in which we're asking you to share your…
First night tweets: Brave New World premieres in Northampton

First night tweets: Brave New World premieres in Northampton

9 September 2015

In one of the busiest weeks for openings in Theatreland, scores of national critics - and plenty of other guests - were in Northampton last night. The world…
First Look: Brave New World in pictures

First Look: Brave New World in pictures

10 September 2015

Take a look at the spectacular production shots for Brave New World.
Critics 'heartily recommend' Brave New World onstage

Critics 'heartily recommend' Brave New World onstage

10 September 2015

The national press flocked to Northampton this week for the world premiere of Brave New World at the Royal & Derngate. What did critics from the Telegraph,…
What did literary critics make of Aldous Huxley's novel in 1931?

What did literary critics make of Aldous Huxley's novel in 1931?

17 September 2015

Last week, the critics had their say on Dawn King's stage adaptation of Brave New World, but what was the initial response to Aldous Huxley's…
VIDEO: James Dacre on the use of music in Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on the use of music in Brave New World

17 September 2015

'We've always had a very strong instinct to use music as a key storyteller' - James Dacre on the importance of music in this production.
Why is dystopia all the rage onstage?

Why is dystopia all the rage onstage?

15 September 2015

We've heard a lot from Dawn King on Theatre Cloud. But here's a different, wider take: journalist Holly Williams talks to Dawn about why today's…
Brave New Worlder: Abigail McKern on family connections and life lessons

Brave New Worlder: Abigail McKern on family connections and life lessons

23 September 2015

Our Brave New World cast interview series kicks off with Abigail McKern, who plays Linda and various ensemble parts. This is Abigail's third…
Ambassador's day: Brave New World

Ambassador's day: Brave New World

24 September 2015

Read what happened when theatre ambassadors from around the country saw Brave New World for the first time. Janice Taylor, who's responsible for keeping…
VIDEO: Cheltenham academy explores Brave New World

VIDEO: Cheltenham academy explores Brave New World

5 October 2015

Watch Millbrook Academy explore physical techniques and music in Brave New World before they see the show in a few weeks time. 
INFOGRAPHIC: Brave New World in numbers

INFOGRAPHIC: Brave New World in numbers

25 September 2015

Get the lowdown on Huxley's novel. How long did it take him to write it and how many times does it quote Shakespeare?
Listen: Brave New World mix by These New Puritans

Listen: Brave New World mix by These New Puritans

29 September 2015

Listen to excerpts from the soundtrack to Brave New World.
Brave New Worlder: James Howard on inspirations, Shakespeare and being in Edinburgh

Brave New Worlder: James Howard on inspirations, Shakespeare and being in Edinburgh

30 September 2015

'I am channeling Steve Jobs'  reveals James who is playing Thomas the Director in Brave New World. In our interview with him, he…
Is Brave New World already here? Russell Brand puts modern life into perspective

Is Brave New World already here? Russell Brand puts modern life into perspective

2 October 2015

Does Russell Brand share Aldous Huxley's vision? Possibly! 
Spotlight On: Brave New World designer Naomi Dawson

Spotlight On: Brave New World designer Naomi Dawson

8 October 2015

Brave New World designer Naomi Dawson talks about how she got into the industry and how she first approaches a play. 
Brave New World Arts Award Download

Brave New World Arts Award Download

Download the Brave New World Arts Award Logbook. Created for students working towards their Bronze Arts Award, this logbook is intended to provide a useful…
VIDEO: Brave New World costume design

VIDEO: Brave New World costume design

13 October 2015

Designer Naomi Dawson explains the reasons behind some of the creative choices seen on stage, with specific reference to how Huxley's novel shaped…
Edinburgh Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

Edinburgh Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

2 October 2015

Check out what Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern has been up to this week in Edinburgh.
VIDEO: Brave New World technical rehearsals

VIDEO: Brave New World technical rehearsals

16 October 2015

Brave New World producer Jenny King shares her glimpse into technical rehearsals which took place in September
Listen: Shortlisted Brave New Endings

Listen: Shortlisted Brave New Endings

14 December 2015

Listen to alternate endings to Huxley's Brave New World which have received performed readings by members of the cast.
Brave New World: Character List

Brave New World: Character List

27 October 2015

Everything you ever wanted to know about the characters you see appearing on stage in Brave New World.  
Schools respond to Brave New World

Schools respond to Brave New World

1 December 2015

What are schools from around the country taking from their visit to see Brave New World at their local theatre? More importantly, what do the students…
Brave New World: What will the future look like?

Brave New World: What will the future look like?

4 November 2015

Futurist David Wood explores how the future might look with trends that are already in evidence. 
Ambassadors have their say on Brave New World

Ambassadors have their say on Brave New World

4 December 2015

Ambassadors are members of our theatre network's local communities, who work alongside us to help build, diversify and develop drama audiences…
Young Reporters ready for Brave New World in Darlington

Young Reporters ready for Brave New World in Darlington

6 November 2015

Check out who's taking part in our Young Reporters Scheme at Darlington Civic Theatre next week.
The art of captioning: What it is, how it's done and why it's so important

The art of captioning: What it is, how it's done and why it's so important

12 November 2015

This week, Stagetext is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the first ever Captioning Awareness Week. Young Reporter Rebecca Dew interviews TCTC…
Wolverhampton: Abigail's Touring Adventures

Wolverhampton: Abigail's Touring Adventures

11 November 2015

Check out what Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern got up to last week when the show opened in Wolverhampton.
Spotlight On:  Jocelyn Corderoy (Wardrobe Mistress)

Spotlight On: Jocelyn Corderoy (Wardrobe Mistress)

18 November 2015

Jocelyn works backstage on Brave New World as Wardrobe Mistress. As part of LoveTheatreDay, we sent Young Reporter Rebecca Parkinson backstage to interview…
Behind-the-scenes on Brave New World

Behind-the-scenes on Brave New World

19 November 2015

Take a look at our photo gallery behind-the-scenes on Brave New World. We've got pictures backstage of everything from costumes to babies in jars...…
Darlington: Abigail's Touring Adventures

Darlington: Abigail's Touring Adventures

20 November 2015

From a visit to the Bowes Museum to sneak peeks backstage on Brave New World, check out Abigail's latest photo diary from when the show toured…
Charlotte Bee is our Blackpool Young Reporter!

Charlotte Bee is our Blackpool Young Reporter!

20 November 2015

Help us in welcoming our latest recruit to the Young Reporters Scheme, 22-year-old Charlotte Bee. She'll be reporting on Brave New World at the Blackpool…
Thoughts On... Blackpool Grand Theatre

Thoughts On... Blackpool Grand Theatre

26 November 2015

This week Brave New World is playing at Blackpool Grand Theatre. The Grand is one of Britain’s premier heritage theatres. Listed Grade II*, this theatre…
Up Close: Brave New World Props

Up Close: Brave New World Props

26 November 2015

'600 years into the future, who’s going to be using a telephone or iPad?' Blackpool Young Reporter Charlotte Bee goes backstage on…
Scott Karim on playing Brave New World's Helmholtz

Scott Karim on playing Brave New World's Helmholtz

27 November 2015

Scott Karim talks about his role in Brave New World and shares his experience of working on his first touring production. 
David Burnett on playing Brave New World's Henry

David Burnett on playing Brave New World's Henry

3 December 2015

'Life is far more mystical, soulful and full of juice than what we’re being directed into.' David talks to Young Reporter Charlotte…
Blackpool: Abigail's Touring Adventures

Blackpool: Abigail's Touring Adventures

4 December 2015

What did Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern get up to last week when the show opened in Blackpool?