19:45, Tue 23rd October 2007 - Sat 27th October 2007 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3
“To the future or to the past, to a time when thought is free, when men are different from one another and do not live alone – to a time when truth exists and what is done cannot be undone:
From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of doublethink – Greetings!”
Winston Smith opens his diary. He thinks the year is nineteen eighty-four, but he can’t be sure. In fact, in the totalitarian superstate of Oceania, one can’t be sure of anything anymore. Winston is propelled on a voyage through love and rebellion and finally into the hands of the dreaded Thought Police. He has committed the ultimate human crime; he has fallen in love.
In this exciting stage adaptation of George Orwell’s timeless novel, beauty and horror collide. Winston gradually remembers how to feel, but in doing so, he condemns himself to death. But in a world where love and sex are banned, where everything is written in pencil and can be erased in a second, in a world where two plus two no longer equal four, aren’t we dead already?