A literary masterpiece meets sheer theatrical ambition in this dynamic, sharply political theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s cautionary classic.

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why George Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. As we are confronted daily by the denial of plain facts, the creeping surveillance of the state and the increasing fear of the other, 1984 no longer seems like a novel but a horrifying prediction of what we are now experiencing. This powerful and confronting new production is of the moment and will leave audiences reeling.

From UK theatrical innovators Headlong, Orwell’s dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon. Seen by over 500,000 people, it has enjoyed three hugely successful West End seasons and is a current hit on Broadway.

Presented by GWB Entertainment in association with State Theatre Company South Australia and Auckland Theatre Company. Produced by Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre.

Advisory: contains violence, strobe lighting, loud sound effects.

Years 10-13: English, Drama, Social Sciences

Schools Matinees: Thursday 15 & Thursday 22 March at 11am
Schools tickets $25
Venue: ASB Waterfront Theatre

BOOK HERE (Bookings for 1984  are make through Auckland Theatre Company)

EXTRAS FOR TEACHERS:
1984 Australia Pre-Show Briefing Notes

1984 Australia Study Guide

Teaching 1984 in 2017

 

 

***** "Masterfully constructed and chillingly frank, this adaptation of Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece is a coup."

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