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1984 archiveHidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skillfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the harsh totalitarian world he lives in which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. Our latest site-specific production will be set amidst the astonishing space-age elegance of Oxford's Mathematical Institute. Jonathan Holloway's adaptation of 1984 launches Orwell's genre-defining dystopian tragedy out of post-WWll period gloom and into today's data dominated world. Everything is seen and recorded and the true gravity of our situation lurks behind the benign smile of global connectivity.


Angela Clerkin (O'Brien / Winston's Mother), Rochi Rampal (Julia / Proletarian Mum / Telescreen Gym Mistress), Graeme Rose (Winston Smith), James Camp (Alan Syme / Martin / Des / Proletarian Child), Eric MacLennan (Proletarian Grandad / Mr Charrington), Simon Spencer-Hyde (Parsons / Proletarian Dad / Child / Eric)


Book by: George Orwell
Company: Creation Theatre
Adapted by: Jonathan Holloway
Director: Jonathan Holloway
Sound: Matt Eaton
Design: Eva Auster (video and projection designer)


1984 (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01594544407. Details of all 1984 archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2138

Archive Listings

5 Feb 17
5 Mar 17
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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