One of the most widely referenced and best known fiction titles of all time, 1984 was first published in 1949. Interest in the title has spiked in more recent times as worldwide media has drawn parallels between Orwell’s classic about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime and the present day regime of President Donald Trump. The #1 title on Amazon’s bestseller list, 1984 has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages around the globe.
Now, 1984 is re-examined in this radical, award-winning international theatrical blockbuster seen by more than a 400,000 people.
1984 first hit Australian stages in 2017, 1984 boasting an all Australian cast lead by Tom Conroy (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones) and Ursula Mills (MTC’s John), and a creative team that includes Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan (Co-Adaptor and Director’s), Chloe Lamford (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Chivers (Lighting Design), Tom Gibbons (Sound Design), and Tim Reid (Video Design).
“Never lets the audience off the hook.”
The Guardian, UK
“Remarkable! Rendered with clinical spine-tingling finesse.”
The Daily Telegraph, UK