1984

Play

Writers: Robert Icke Duncan Macmillan

Overview

Show Information

Based on the Play/Book/Film
"1984" by George Orwell
Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2013
Genres
Drama
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
London, but not as we know it., A near dystopian future.
Cast Size
medium
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Mostly Male Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, child characters

Synopsis

BIG BROTHER IS ALWAYS WATCHING YOU. This warning rules the frightening, dystopian future of George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984, adapted for the stage by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. The totalitarian Party outlaws individualism, independence, and free thought, warping the past to their will and controlling its citizens with fear and violence. In the heart of this bleak world, Winston Smith dares to dream of a world free of Big Brother. Through small acts of defiance — starting a diary, falling in love — one lone man manages to take a stand for truth, freedom, and hope for the generations to come.

Lead Characters