The West End smash hit adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 tours Australia on a four month tour, including Sydney Theatre Company’s Roslyn Packer Theatre from 28 June to 22 July 2017.
Featuring a much-lauded adaptation and direction by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, 1984 has already been seen by over 400,000 people worldwide since its UK premiere in 2013, with three successful seasons in the West End. For this new national tour commencing in Adelaide in May 2017, an all-Australia cast take on the roles, with Tom Conroy as Winston, alongside Paul Blackwell, Terence Crawford, Ursula Mills, Renato Musolino, Guy O’Grady, Yalin Ozucelik and Fiona Press.
Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this stage phenomenon explores surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. It serves as a timely reminder of the dangers posed by the digital age and society’s subconscious cooperation in the invasion of our own privacy.
Published in 1949, 1984 is one of the most influential novels of all time, with its depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government tracking, mind control and the corruption of language and history.
Confronting and poignant, this is a performance not to be missed.
For tickets and more information, see www.1984play.com.au