Down and Out in Paris and London

by Nigel Gearing

“I was happy. Here I was amongst the lowest of the low” Orwell.

1928. Old Etonian George Orwell chooses to live and learn amongst the urban poor. In Paris, they fantasise about the mere smell of food. In London, they dream of a sound night’s sleep. This raw, tragi-comic underworld is boldly and brilliantly staged by the award-winning Paines Plough team.


Creative Team


Nigel Gearing


Anna Furse