25 Aug 2010

Stroud Theatre Company to play 1984

A Northern Broadsides / Dukes Lancaster Production in Association with Stroud Theatre Company presents GEORGE ORWELL’S 1984.

Adapted by Nick Lane
Directed by Conrad Nelson

War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

Here is how the play is described: "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. In a world of dodgy dossiers, rendition, torture, Murdoch, spin and political corruption, truth has indeed become as strange as this chilling fiction that is frighteningly familiar."

“This is an outstanding adaptation. It brings the book startlingly to life and it enjoys a satirical edge” The Stage

"I think this is going to be a cracking show. Expect eerie soundscapes, animation and inventive multimedia from this critically acclaimed theatre company."
Megan, Marketing Manage

The play will be on tour finishing in Bristol at the Tobacco Factory Theatre: 23 – 27 Nov - tickets from:www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com

I have tickets for the Bristol performance - a great pity that no where in Gloucestershire was able to host the production. The last play by the Stroud Theatre Comapny was "The Amazing and Preposterous Constance Smedley" - brilliant - and before that "When the Lights Went Out".

See short video and more about play here. See more details about Stroud Theatre Company at: www.stroudtheatrecompany.co.uk

Adapted by Nick Lane Directed by Conrad Nelson Assistant Director Chris Garner Design by Sue Condie Lighting by Brent Lees Audio/Visual by David Phillips Animation by Rob Pointon and Karen Sayle

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