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A Clockwork Orange

A new version of Anthony Burgess's dystopian classic, with music, recorded live in Hull. Part of 'Contains Strong Language', a season of poetry and performance from the city.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.

Alex and his vicious gang of 'droogs' revel in horrific violence. They run riot and communicate in 'Nadsat' their own hybridisation of Russian and English slang. When a drug-fuelled night of fun ends in murder, Alex is arrested. He is given a choice: be brainwashed into a good citizen, or face a lifetime in prison.

A dramatisation of the controversial dystopian classic about crime and punishment using an original score composed by author Anthony Burgess with new orchestration by Iain Farrington.

Performed live with the BBC Philharmonic as part of 'Contains Strong Language'. A season of poetry and performance from Hull.

Musical Arranger/Musical Director Iain Farrington.

Producer/Director Gary Brown

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1 hour, 59 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Jul 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Beethoven Symphony no.9 Finale - Gianandrea Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic

    Performer: Hillevi Martinpelto. Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Paul Nilon. Performer: Alistair Miles. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda. Choir: CBSO Chorus.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' (4th mvt)

    Conductor: André Cluytens. Singer: Gré Brouwenstijn. Singer: Kerstin Meyer. Singer: Nicolai Gedda. Singer: Frederick Guthrie. Choir: Choir of St Hedwig's Cathedral. Conductor: Karl Forster. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Beethoven The Collector's Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Exploits for Orchestra (Comedy Suite from The Belles of St Trinian's)

    Performer: Paul Janes. Music Arranger: Christopher Palmer. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, 'Für Elise'

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Beethoven: Eroica Variations/Fur Elise etc: Brendel.
    • Philips.
    • 16.


Role Contributor
Alex Samuel Edward-Cook
Dim/Warder/Comedian Edward Leigh
Alexander/Governor Ian Bartholomew
Deltoid/Minister Sevan Stephan
Wife/Branom Sue Jenkins
Chaplain/Joe Jonathan Keeble
Brodsky/Billyboy Paul Barnhill
Pete/Rick Wesley Charles
Georgie/Jojohn Robbie Fallon
Marty/Nurse Ibinabo Jack
Conductor Gergely Madaras
Producer Gary Brown
Director Gary Brown
Executive Producer Susan Roberts
Performer BBC Philharmonic


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