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1984 (2024)
Written by Robert Icke/Duncan Macmillan
Sat 19th October to Sat 26th October
Director – Stephen Brown

A critically acclaimed adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel. 1984 follows a group of historians as they discover the diary of Comrade 6079, Winston Smith. In a world where all citizens are closely watched by Big Brother, Winston’s life is jeopardised when he suddenly falls in love and begins to think free thoughts that threaten the scarily controlling government. 

This is a chilling adaptation of a classic tale, which will leave audiences gripping their seats in fear.

Reviews of the Play

"Ultimately any adaption needs to do something better, different or more thought-provokingly than the book. In this case, it is the stark latter scenes...stripped back to their brutal moving parts and most galling revelations." Kate Hennessy, The Guardian.

"The inventiveness of the production’s approach and stagecraft make for a vivid adaptation as accomplished as it is audacious. " David Benedict, Variety.

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