Presented by Perth Theatre Trust
Orwell’s dystopian future is now
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.
Published in 1949, George Orwell’s book helped define the 20th century. Now, 1984 is re-examined in this radical, award-winning international theatrical blockbuster seen by more than a quarter of a million people.
An exploration of surveillance and identity, 1984 presented a vision of the future that looks a lot like our present. Orwell’s fiction has become our reality. Described as “masterfully constructed and chillingly frank” (Limelight Magazine), this stage adaptation is a dynamic, political, technology-enhanced dive into Orwell’s complex vision.
Produced by British theatre innovators Headlong along with Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre, this production’s success has led to multiple seasons on the West End and numerous international festival appearances.
“This compelling incarnation of Orwell’s dystopia makes you gasp.” The Age
Perth Theatre Trust, Ambassador Theatre Group and GWB Entertainment in association with State Theatre Company South Australia present the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse & Almeida Theatre production of 1984.
Find out more - 1984play.com.au
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 14+
Warnings: Violence, strobe lights, loud sound effects
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Copyright, 1949) by permission of Bill Hamilton as the Literary Executor of the Estate of the Late Sonia Brownell Orwell, in a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.
Limelight Magazine, Australia
‘Chilling, ingenious. 100 minutes. I urge you to see this stunning show’
The Times (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
The Observer (UK)
‘A work of extraordinary quality and intensity’
The Independent (UK)
The Daily Telegraph (UK)
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