1984

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shake & stir theatre company

1984

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 01 April - 02 April 2014

By George Orwell

CREATED BY SHAKE & STIR THEATRE COMPANY

BIG BROTHER IS BACK!

Strap yourself in for this incredibly engrossing theatrical event set against a towering wall of plasma screens. This is a big scale production that completely absorbs you into Orwell’s horror story of a society diseased by totalitarianism.

Set in Oceania; a Nation perpetually at war, where cameras watch every move and Thought Police roam the streets. A place Winston Smith calls home.

By day, Winston is an editor at the Ministry of Truth, rewriting history to align the past with the radical political agenda of the ruling party and its illusive leader, Big Brother. By night, Winston pursues a forbidden love affair with the mysterious Julia in an attempt to rebel against the oppressive regime set down by the party and maintain some control over his otherwise totally controlled life.

Arguably one of the most influential novels of all time, 1984 not only enriched our language with the adjective Orwellian, it also contributed the concepts of thought police, Big Brother, Newspeak, thoughtcrime, unperson and doublethink, the title itself has become a metaphor for a dystopian society .

This production is magnificently good. Be prepared to be transfixed throughout – all the way to its chilling zenith – which will stay with you long after Winston is released from Room 101.

“Wonderful, wonderful production… Everyone gives 110% – I just loved it!” – 612ABC Radio

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE AND ADULT THEMES

PLEASE NOTE: 1984 will be using live rats. The company are very aware of the protocol of traveling and performing with live animals. The company have two nominated rat wranglers who have been specifically trained in the handling and care of the rats for the duration of the tour. The rats are all vet checked and the company will be travelling with all the relevant paper work.

ADAPTOR: Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij
DIRECTOR:Michael Futcher
DESIGNER: Josh McIntosh
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Jason Glenwright
SOUND DESIGNER: Guy Webster
MEDIA PRODUCERS: optikal bloc
STARRING: Ross Balbuziente, Nelle Lee, David Whitney, Bryan Probets, Nick Skubij

Dates & Times:
7:30pm, Tuesday 1 April
11:00am, Wednesday 2 April
7:30pm, Wednesday 2 April

Tickets:
Adult $48, Conc. $43, Youth 30&U $38, F/T Student $31*
SIDEKICKS GET $5 OFF
*Transaction fees may apply

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding advisory body. Tour managed and coordinated by arTour, an initiative supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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Duration

Approximately 85 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

Adult $48
Concession $43
Youth 30&U $38
F/T Student $31

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30