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16 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018


Friday 16 March 2018, 8.00pm - Friday 16 March 2018, 9.40pm

Saturday 17 March 2018, 2.00pm - Saturday 17 March 2018, 3.40pm

Saturday 17 March 2018, 8.00pm - Saturday 17 March 2018, 9.40pm

Sunday 18 March 2018, 4.00pm - Sunday 18 March 2018, 5.40pm

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 7.00pm - Tuesday 20 March 2018, 8.40pm

Wednesday 21 March 2018, 7.00pm - Wednesday 21 March 2018, 8.40pm

Thursday 22 March 2018, 8.00pm - Thursday 22 March 2018, 9.40pm

Friday 23 March 2018, 8.00pm - Friday 23 March 2018, 9.40pm

Saturday 24 March 2018, 2.00pm - Saturday 24 March 2018, 3.40pm

Saturday 24 March 2018, 8.00pm - Saturday 24 March 2018, 9.40pm

Sunday 25 March 2018, 4.00pm - Sunday 25 March 2018, 5.40pm


ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey St, Auckland

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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 over 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!

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