In this Big Brother society where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why George Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. Orwell’s fiction has become our reality in this modern world.
Produced by UK theatrical innovators Headlong, together with Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre, George Orwell’s dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and, since then, has become an international phenomenon. Seen by over 500,000 people worldwide, it has enjoyed three hugely successful West End seasons and a season on Broadway. Now Auckland Theatre Company has teamed up with the Auckland Festival and GWB Entertainment to present the New Zealand premiere of this international touring phenomenon as part of our 25th-birthday subscription season.
A literary masterpiece meets sheer theatrical ambition as one of the twentieth century’s greatest novels is given new life by some of British theatre’s fastest-rising stars.
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