By George Orwell, a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
9 MAR - 25 MAR 2018 — Drama
Auckland Theatre Company
1 hour and 40 minutes without an interval
Recommended for ages 14+. Contains violence, strobe lighting, loud sound effects.
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. Orwell’s fiction has become our reality.
Produced by UK theatrical innovators Headlong, together with Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre, George Orwell’s dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and, since then, has become an international phenomenon.
Seen by over 500,000 people worldwide, it has enjoyed three hugely successful West End seasons and a season on Broadway. Now Auckland Theatre Company has teamed up with the Auckland Festival and GWB Entertainment to present the New Zealand premiere of this international touring phenomenon as part of our 25th-birthday subscription season.
A literary masterpiece meets sheer theatrical ambition as one of the twentieth century’s greatest novels is given new life by some of British theatre’s fastest-rising stars.
1984. Book now. Big Brother is watching!
1984 is a Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production, presented by Auckland Arts Festival and GWB Entertainment in association with Auckland Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia.
Co-Adaptor / Director
Co-Adaptor / Director
Associate Director (Australia)
Associate Lighting Designer
Associate Sound Designer
Associate Video Designer
Voice & Dialect Coach (Australian Tour 2017)
Voice & Dialect Coach (Auckland season)
Fri 9 Mar 8:00 PM PreviewBuy Tickets
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Matinee $74 - $104
Preview $69 - $87
Standard $79 - $109
Special Events @styleClass>
Sunday 18 Mar, 2:45pm (4.00pm show)
Come along and mingle with like-minded theatregoers and gain a deeper understanding of the context of the play at EAT/TALK/PLAY. These events include a seat at our pre-show talk in the Villa Maria Gallery 75 minutes prior to the performance, as well as a show programme and afternoon tea with coffee, tea and a glass of wine. A booking for the event is required. Food and beverage packages are $15.Book Now
Pre-Show Touch Tour & Audio Described performance
Tuesday 20 March - Pre Show Touch Tour (time TBC) & Audio Described performance starts at 7.00pm. Audio described performances, with touch tour prior for blind and low vision patrons.
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The Hamer Street car park is $8, and only a 5 minute walk from the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Spaces are limited.