Broadside Take on Orwell's 1984
George Orwell’s stark, uncompromising futuristic vision pulls no punches, resonating now more than ever. In a world of “dodgy dossiers”, rendition, torture, CCTV, Murdoch, spin and political corruption, truth has indeed become as strange as this chilling fiction. It compels us to question how inured we have become to the excessive influence of mass media and the immoderate power of government.
The cast includes Nick Haverson (Tim Burton’s Sweeny Todd, Ashes to Ashes, Kate Ambler(A Man with Two Gaffers for Northern Broadsides), Chris Garner (BBC’s Mistresses and is directed by Conrad Nelson (Canterbury Tales), with Audio/Visuals by David Phillips and animation by Rob Pointon and Karen Sayle
1984 plays at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol 23 to 27 November 2010 as part of a UK tour.