First seen at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, Matthew Dunster’s faithful adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian Science Fiction novel follows on from the company’s previous tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and their production of the cult musical Spring Awakening.
Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth, but when he’s handed a note that says simply ‘I love you’ by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth. In a world where cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, where war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, can Winston possibly hold onto what he feels inside? Or will he renounce everything, accept the Party’s reality and learn to love Big Brother?
1984 is at the Capstone Theatre on 1 May.