Shock factor: A Clockwork Orange finally reaches Singapore

Shock factor: A Clockwork Orange finally reaches Singapore

A gruesome classic

Text: Varsha Sivaram

Image: ABA Productions

The notorious tale of Alex and his droogs, banned for over 30 years locally, will be staged as a play this year

An iconic, controversial and brutal work of cinema, it's hard not to know about The Clockwork Orange. Deriving first from Anthony Burgess's novel of the same name, the 1971 film has been banned in Singapore for three decades, screened only once in 2011 at the Perspectives Film Festival.

A Clockwork Orange

From the page to the screen and now the stage, ABA Productions, Diva Productions and Glynis Henderson Productions are bringing The Clockwork Orange here. Featuring an all-male cast and a run-time of five nights, the play promises to be a shocking show of physical theatre.

A Clockwork Orange

Rated M18 by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), the play is not for the faint at heart. An ultra-violent work of horror that explores the concept of free will to choose between good and evil, don't miss The Clockwork Orange later this year — if you're up for it.

The Clockwork Orange will show at the Esplanade Theatre from 4 to 8 November. Ticketing details can be found here