28 Jun — 22 Jul 2017

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Sydney Theatre Company in association with State Theatre Company South Australia and by arrangement with GWB Entertainment and Ambassador Theatre Group presents the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production
By George Orwell
A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

Orwell’s dystopian future is now

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Published in 1949, George Orwell’s book helped define the 20th century. Now, 1984 is re-examined in this radical, award-winning international theatrical blockbuster seen by more than a quarter of a million people.

An exploration of surveillance and identity, 1984 presented a vision of the future that looks a lot like our present. Orwell’s fiction has become our reality. Described as “masterfully constructed and chillingly frank” (Limelight Magazine), this stage adaptation is a dynamic, political, technology-enhanced dive into Orwell’s complex vision.

Produced by British theatre innovators Headlong along with Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre, this production’s success has led to multiple seasons on the West End and numerous international festival appearances. With an Australian cast set for a national tour, this is an arresting production not to be missed.

“A work of extraordinary quality and intensity”
★★★★★ The Independent, UK

Duration 1hr 40mins (no interval)
Content warning Violence, strobe light and loud sound effects. Herbal cigarettes are smoked on stage in this production.


Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Copyright, 1949) by permission of Bill Hamilton as the Literary Executor of the Estate of the Late Sonia Brownell Orwell, in a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.

Pricing information

Single Tickets

Saturday evening A Reserve $110
Saturday evening B Reserve $100
Adult A Reserve $110
Adult B Reserve $100
Seniors cardholder $100
Concession $90
Preview $90
Under 30 $90
Groups (10+ people): Monday — Saturday matinee $100

Wednesday matinee
A Reserve $99
B Reserve $89
Seniors cardholder $90
Concession $79
Under 30 $77
Groups (10+ people) $84

Season Ticket prices
Pick 6 or more plays to create your Season Ticket package. More info

Saturday evening A Reserve $84
Adult A Reserve $79
Concession $63
Seniors cardholder $72
Preview $61
Under 30 $61

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings (packs of 6 or more plays): no fees
Single ticket bookings: ​$7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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