Community Partner Offer
We are thrilled to announce a return of an incredible pre-theatre dinner offer from one of our fabulous community partners, the lovely people at the Holcombe Tap.
To take up the offer, quote ‘Orwell’ when booking and take along your proof of ticket purchase to receive a generous 20% off your total bill when dining at the Holcombe Tap before the show.
N.B. This offer is available to pre-Theatre bookings only for ‘1984’ at this time, and only when you dine on the same date as your visit to us during the run.
George Orwell’s 1984
War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.
Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth, but when he’s handed a note that says simply ‘I love you’ by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth.
In a merciless dystopian world where cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, where a war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, can Winston possibly hold onto what he feels inside? Or will he renounce everything, accept the Party’s reality and learn to love Big Brother? In this faithful adaptation of the original, Dunster is sometimes extreme but always enthralling, and gets close to the heart of Orwell’s uncompromising vision of ‘the future’, and which questions the limits of humanity. And this timeless classic is now perhaps more relevant than ever – with surveillance, brainwashing, and autocratic systems, audience discretion is advised.
Directed by Stephen Davies
CONTENT & PRODUCTION NOTICE:
This production contains loud noises, flashing lights, strobe lighting effects, simulated sex, nudity, and scenes of violence and torture. For further information please speak to one of our Front of House Team or visit: www.summerseatplayers.co.uk/trigger-warnings/
Performance dates: Friday 17 November – Sat 25 November 2023; curtain up at 7.45pm. Matinee performance on Sunday 19 november 2023; curtain up at 2pm.
George Orwell’s 1984 has been adapted for the stage by Matthew Dunster. This amateur production of ‘1984’ is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.