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.
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
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
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.
Nick Skubij, Artistic Director of shake & stir discusses 1984 with 2SER. Listen to the interview here.