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 here
Download the SHOW ETIQUETTE TIPS here
Download the STUDY GUIDE here

Read an interesting article about teaching 1984 in the 2017 classroom here

The PERFORMANCE SCRIPT is available to purchase in the theatre foyer for $20.

 

ADELAIDE
Contact: Kimberley Martin, Youth & Education Manager, STCSA
Website: http://statetheatrecompany.com.au/education-program/
Phone: 08 8415 5314
Email: Kimberley@statetheatrecompany.com.au
Booking form: http://statetheatrecompany.com.au/content/uploads/2017/02/Education_BookingForm.pdf
School Performance: 10:30am, Tuesday 23 May & Thursday 25 May (Q&A to follow)

MELBOURNE
Contact: Michelle Inskip, Groups Coordinator at Ticketmaster
Phone: 02 8240 2260
Email: michelle.inskip@ticketmaster.com.au
School Performance: 11am, Thursday 8 June (Q&A to follow)

BRISBANE
Contact: Jan Murphy, Senior Group Sales Coordinator
Website: https://qpac.com.au/visiting/groups-schools/
Phone: 07 3840 7466
Email: groups@qpac.com.au
Booking/Request Form: https://ticketing.qpac.com.au/group/school/
School Performance: 11am, Friday 16 June (Q&A to follow)

SYDNEY
Contact: Walter Mansfield, Education Ticketing Coordinator
P: 02 9250 1778
E: wmansfield@sydneytheatre.com.au
Website: https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/community/education
Booking form: https://d2wasljt46n4no.cloudfront.net/files/Community/Education/2017_STCEd_BookingForm.pdf
Email: education@sydneytheatre.com.au
School Performance: 11:30am, Wednesday 19 July (Q&A to follow)

CANBERRA
Contact: Karla Conway, Education Officer
Phone: 02 6243 5704
Website: https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/education/school-bookings/
Email: education@canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Risk Assessment and Public Liability Insurance document available for download on website
School Performance: 11am, Thursday 27 July (Q&A to follow)

PERTH
Contact: Ellen Thurley, Marketing Manager at Perth Theatre Trust
Website: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=1984GP
Phone: 1300 364 001
Email: groupbookings@ticketek.com.au
School Performance: 11am, Thursday 10 August (Q&A to follow)