March 11 - 16
Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford
Aidan Elliott, director
the summer the Observer newspaper ran a series of reports on the
illustrated the many ways in which both the government and corporate
companies monitor and record significant amounts of our everyday
activities – including our movements, phone calls, e-mails and
new production of 1984 is brutal, says its director
became increasingly apparent, and indeed worrying, how very suddenly
Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, monitoring state
was fast becoming a reality.
issues, and the public’s obsession with fly on-the-wall television
programmes such as Big Brother and I’m a celebrity, motivated
me to bring Orwell’s book back into the public eye.
wanted to expose this phenomenon and the public’s obsessions through
a theatre production.
Over the last few months I have set about acquiring an enthusiastic,
skilled team who share my vision of bringing 1984 to the stage.
had no intentions to distort the book in any way – I planned to
stay faithful to the author and present his work the way he set
it down on paper.
it would be a rather arrogant decision to attempt to better Orwell’s
The production will be dark, tense and in many parts shocking
– children under 12, and those with a nervous disposition, should
Time: 19:30 plus Sat mat 14:30
Tickets: £8.50 (concs £6.50)
Fire Station Theatre
40 George Street, Oxford
Tel: 01865 297 170
the production website.