1984 by the Sydney Theatre Company

George Orwell’s unforgettable dystopian future has been given new life in this timely production from the Sydney Theatre Company.

Running until July 22, The Sydney Theatre Company present George Orwell’s 1984 at the Roslyn Packer Theatre.

Controversial, arresting and according to some reports eliciting physical reactions from the audience, 1984 is a strange tale of hope in the darkness. But it’s one that The Sydney Theatre Company has also taken a no-holds-barred in their approach to.

When Orwell first released his bleak vision of a radical, dystopian future it was hailed as a critical work of fiction that served as a warning to the dangers of government totality and corruption.

Others also saw it as a prediction.

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. With an Australian cast set for a national tour, this is a confronting production not to be missed.

Orwell’s 1984 will run at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay until July 22.

sydneytheatre.com.au

Pier 4, Hickson Road
Walsh Bay NSW 2000

 

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