American Drama Group Europe: 1984
Is Orwell’s vision any different from the dumbing down of our communication through digital media, the collapse of writing and the triumph of the digital banal? Orwell predicts a world where Ideology vanishes under the crushing impact of brute power, power for its own corrupt sake. Meanwhile, as Orwell predicted, War becomes a continuous condition of life, one that justifies any and every form of repression in the name of nothing.
Against this pessimistic background stands the simple heroism and physical desire of the main chracters: Winston and Julia. Their journey through quiet rebellion to hope and despair happens in the outside world and within their minds. Our production followstheir external and internal journey until they meet in the torture chambers of Room 101. Paul Stebbings directs a thriller and a love story, a mind game and an end game. Illuminated by a modern rock score from Christian Auer this production aims to tell what may be the greatest story of our time as we stumble towards an”Orwellian” future where Big Brother is watching YOU.
BesetzungTNT THEATRE PRESENTS
Dramatised by Paul Stebbings & Phil Smith
Director Paul Stebbings
Musical score Christian Auer
Producer Grantly Marshall
ADG Europe productions with TNT theatre Britain