State Theatre Company in association with Adelaide Festival Centre by arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group present the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse & Almedia Theatre Production
By George Orwell. A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan.
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.
Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.
Produced by UK theatrical innovators Headlong along with Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre, George Orwell’s dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon. Seen by over a quarter of a million people worldwide, it has enjoyed three hugely successful West End seasons as well as an international tour including a sold out season at the Melbourne Festival. Now with a brand new Australian cast, we bring adapter-directors Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s thrilling vision to launch its national Australian tour in Adelaide.
Don’t miss the chance to see one of the 20th century’s greatest novels be given new life by some of the British theatre’s fastest rising stars.
Pitilessly brilliant ***** The Guardian
Directors Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
Associate Director (Australia) Corey McMahon
Designer Chloe Lamford
Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer Tom Gibbons
Video Designer Tim Reid
Off Stage Post-Show Party
26 May, 8pm
Keith's Matinee Club
18 May, 11am
You are invited to stay back in the theatre after the above performance to discover the magic of theatre as Keith Conlon hosts a passionate exploration behind the scenes.
Audio Described Performances
22 May, 6.30pm & 20 May, 2pm
People with vision impairment are invited to attend these performances with an audio description of the play designed for their needs. Join us one hour prior to the performance time listed for a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, a touch tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props as well as being introduced to the cast. Special audio information will be available via www.statetheatrecompany.com.au a few days prior to the performance. Book Audio Described performances here.
Audience members who require hearing assistance can access the Beyerdynamic Hearing System. Transmitter packs can be borrowed from the Box Office in Her Majesty’s foyer half an hour before the performance, or pre-book with your ticket purchase with the link above. Patrons can also bring their own headphones.
18 May, 11am & 8pm
These captioned performances are provided in the Dunstan Playhouse to enhance the theatre experience for those who have difficulty hearing. The text of the play will be displayed in real time on plasma screens next to the stage. As not all seats will have the best view of the screens, please contact BASS on 131 246 if you require a caption accessible seat.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Copyright, 1949) by permission of Bill Hamilton as the Literary Executor of the Estate of the Late Sonia Brownell Orwell, in a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
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