Edwards Theatre Company is behind this innovative adaptation of Orwell’s haunting story of a future that never quite came to pass.

The year is a fictitious version of 1984 and Winston is a man like all others. Big Brother, the government “party” in charge watches at all times to ensure that everyone completely lacks any true independence. After illegally falling in love, he chooses to fight the system. He is quickly caught by the Thought Police and forced to pay the price.

The cleverly quick staging is set to a monotone techno beat and is very pleasing to the eye. It is clear that this society runs like a machine. The performances are fantastic and while voice-overs are generally irritating on stage, they are highly effective and even vital to the success of this production. The end drags a bit, but the visual excitement will leave you more than satisfied.

Reviews by Fritzie Andrade

The Blurb

Quaker Meeting House, 7 – 12 Aug. 10.00pm (1 hour 30 minutes)