The tentpole theatre production of this year's Melbourne Festival arrives direct from London's West End. Adapted from George Orwell's iconic novel about a dystopian future governed by a totalitarian regime, the show generated rave reviews during its initial UK run, and earned a Best New Play nomination at the prestigious Olivier Awards. Festival organisers have also programmed a number of supplemental events around the production, including a film program at ACMI about surveillance in cinema and a one-off live reading of Orwell's book by a group of journalists, writers, actors and politicians in the chambers of State Parliament.
This event is one of our top ten picks of the Melbourne Festival. Check out the other nine.