A Northern Broadsides/Dukes Lancaster production in association with
Stroud Theatre company.
Adapted by Nick Lane
Directed by Conrad Nelson
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
In a totalitarian world at war, Big Brother watches over all and the Thought Police rule with an iron fist. A solitary figure, Winston Smith, clings to a vision of a different future. What begins as an act of rebellion and hope quickly descends into a nightmare of doomed love, personal betrayal and the terrors of Room 101.
From the lies of the Ministry of Truth to the blind hysteria of the Two Minutes Hate, the manipulation of Doublethink, Newspeak and the capital offence of Thoughtcrime, George Orwell’s stark futuristic vision pulls no punches, and resonates now more than ever.