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1984 - ACTING EDITION

Large Mixed Cast

Robert Icke & Duncan Macmillan from George Orwell Price: $8.99

This multi-award winning adaptation of George Orwell’s ultimate dystopian novel continues to resonate throughout the world

Winston Smith lives under the totalitarian rule of the Party

One day he has the idea of writing a diary

But it's a crime punishable by death

And there is no way of knowing if he's being watched

He imagines two futures ...

In one, a future readership in a free society think of him as a hero

In the other he is caught, executed and forgotten

Perhaps both are true

That day - during the obligatory “Two Minutes Hate” - he wondered who else might be harbouring thoughts of rebellion

And who might be working for the Thought Police

Despite this, Winston starts the diary

He writes the year, so far as he knows it - 1984

CAST
M6,F2 + 1 Child

REVIEWS

“This is a staging that reconsiders a classic with such steely power that it chills brain, blood and bone” ~ The Times (London)

“… pitilessly brilliant … a superbly handled multimedia speculation on the nature of truth that never lets the audience off the hook” ~ The Guardian

“… complex, harrowing and ingenious" ~ The Daily Telegraph

“… a work of extraordinary quality and intensity … a very neat theatrical telling of the classic dystopian parable which is more a study of internal tension and tiny acts of defiance as it is a political drama” The Independent

“Icke and Macmillan’s adaptation of 1984 stands out as one of the most unique and disturbing takes on a book that sadly never seems to lose its relevance” ~ The Hollywood Reporter

“… fresh, tight, and horrifying …a deadly chilling piece for dangerous times” ~ Time Out

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