Produced By: Swan Theatre Company

1984

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
12 Mar 2024
Until:
16 Mar 2024
Times:
12 Mar, 19:30
13 Mar, 19:30
14 Mar, 19:30
15 Mar, 19:30
16 Mar, 19:30

Winston Smith is in prison, found guilty of Thoughtcrimes against Big Brother. As part of his reconstruction, key moments from his past life are reenacted with the help of other thought criminals, so that everyone can learn from his mistakes. Including his biggest mistake of all: falling in love with Julia.George Orwell's classic dystopia 1984 is a still-resonant vision of the tolls of living under totalitarianism and frightening similarities can be drawn from what has been happening in countries across the world in recent years. 
Constructed almost entirely from dialogue taken from the original novel, this bold and powerful dramatisation restores the blazing heart of Orwell's work: a doomed love story, with the lovers at its centre.