A wickedly haunting show set in George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future.
Olivia Round
Published on February 26, 2018


The year is 1984 and Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, has committed the worst imaginable offence: a thoughtcrime against Big Brother.

Set in George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future, where malevolent government surveillance shapes the very identity of its subjects, 1984 brings a sobering view of what could be.

More eerily relevant than ever, Auckland Arts Festival gives you the chance to experience the New Zealand premiere of this unique rendition of Orwell's radical classic.

From UK theatrical pioneers Headlong, the ambitious show was brought to the stage in 2013, and it has since become an international phenomenon. With three hugely successful West End seasons under its belt, over 500,000 people have seen the show and it is now a Broadway hit. Reviewers have warned audiences of graphic and disturbing content, but if you're a fan of the book, you'll know what you're in for.

Immerse yourselves in the world of one of the 20th century's greatest novels, performed by some of Britain's rising theatrical stars, a world where the words 'fake news' seem quite at home. Gasp, laugh, or cry, but remember Big Brother is watching…


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