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Thu 22 Mar 2018, 8:00pm–9:40pm
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 8:00pm–9:40pm
Sat 24 Mar 2018, 2:00pm–3:40pm
Sat 24 Mar 2018, 8:00pm–9:40pm
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 4:00pm–5:40pm

Where: ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Preview A Res: $87.00
  • Preview A Res Conc: $79.00
  • Preview B Res Conc: $69.00
  • Preview B Res: $77.00
  • Matinee Premium: $104.00
  • Matinee A Res: $92.00
  • Matinee A Res Conc: $84.00
  • Matinee B Res Conc: $74.00
  • Matinee B Res: $82.00
  • Premium: $109.00
  • A Res: $97.00
  • A Res Conc: $89.00
  • B Res Conc: $79.00
  • B Res: $87.00
  • Additional fees may apply

United Kingdom / Australia

"A chilling, ingenious 101 minutes." - The Times. UK

From UK theatrical innovators Headlong, this smash hit stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian classic comes to the Auckland Arts Festival in March 2018. In a world where Orwell’s vision of the future has already become our reality, it couldn’t be more timely.1984 - An international, award-winning theatrical production of George Orwell's classic novel, by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.

This dynamic, sharply political theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s cautionary classic comes to New Zealand on the back of its smash-hit run across the world.
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why George Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. Orwell’s fiction has become our reality.

From UK theatrical innovators Headlong, Orwell’s dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon. Seen by more than 500,000 people, it has enjoyed three hugely successful West End seasons and is a current hit on Broadway. Now as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, and to mark Auckland Theatre Company’s 25th anniversary, the chilling prescience of Orwell is presented in its New Zealand premiere.

A literary masterpiece meets sheer theatrical ambition as one of the 20th century’s greatest novels is given new life by some of the British theatre’s fastest rising stars.

1984. Book now. Big Brother is watching!

"This compelling incarnation of Orwell's dystopia makes you gasp" - Sydney Morning Herald

"A superbly handled multimedia speculation on the nature of truth." - The Guardian, UK

Presented by GWB Entertainment in association with State Theatre Company South Australia and Auckland Theatre Company. Produced by Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre.

Recommended for ages 14+
Advisory: contains violence, strobe lighting, loud sound effects.

(Service fee applies)

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