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by George Orwell
Adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan


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Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience – which acts as a silent witness to his torture. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century, 1984 asks: “What does it mean to be an individual?” ”What does it mean to be human?” Contains mature language/content.  

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Copywright, 1949) by permission of Bill Hamilton as the Literary Executor of the Estate of the Late Sonia Brownell Orwell, adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan.

Creative Team


  • Wilde Award for Best Play
  • Wilde Award for Best Actor, David Wolber
  • Pulsar Award for Best Ensemble
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