The sell-out hit of London’s West End, 1984 tours Australia in 2017! With limited seasons playing May through August, ensure that your students don’t miss out on seeing this dynamic, visceral and technology-enhanced adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian vision for the future live on stage.

Orwell’s narrative is more relevant today than ever; in January this year — 68 years after it was first published —1984 topped Amazon’s bestseller list. His nightmarish world studded with giant screens and hidden cameras looks chillingly like our own reality, confronting us with a timely reminder of the threats of the digital age, while themes of surveillance and identity continue to resonate just as strongly. As the paranoid lives of Winston and Julia crackle into life, the production’s focus on the novel’s appendix sheds new light on this powerful and thought-provoking text.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to bring literature to life for your students!

1984 is recommended for ages 14+, as it contains simulated violence, strobe lighting and loud sound effects. The performance runs for 101 minutes, with no interval.

Education Resource Pack:

Download the PRE-SHOW BRIEFING (Auckland) here
Download the STUDY GUIDE (Auckland) here

Auckland Theatre Company
Creative Learning
Youth Arts Coordinator
Nicole Arrow