1984

5 February – 5 March

Our latest site-specific production will be set amidst the astonishing space-age elegance of Oxford’s Mathematical Institute. Jonathan Holloway’s adaptation launches Orwell’s genre-defining dystopian tragedy out of post-WWll period gloom and into today’s data dominated world. Everything is seen and recorded and the true gravity of our situation lurks behind the benign smile of global connectivity.

Booking online

Tickets £23, £18
Concessions £21
Preview tickets £18

Suitable for 15+, contains nudity, scenes of a sexual nature and simulated torture. See the schedule for ‘discreet performances’ where nudity will not feature.

Running time 2 1/2 hours

“Creation Theatre Company’s performances always hit the mark”
The Guardian

“Holloway’s script is not a typical adaptation. This is a menacing, violent satire that encapsulates the horror of Orwell’s writing like no other reworking I have encountered”
The Independent on Jonathan’s adaptation of 1984 for BBC radio 4

“gripping… fully captures Orwell’s vision” Sunday Times on Jonathan’s adaptation of 1984 for BBC radio 4

“The use of location, props and sound was perfectly balanced with the necessity for audience imagination – an eerie and memorable evening for children and adults alike.”
Daily Info on 2014’s Macbeth directed by Jonathan Holloway

Creative team

Director – Jonathan Holloway
Sound Designer – Matt Eaton
Video & Projection Designer – Eva Auster

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Based on Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Copyright, 1949) by permission of Bill Hamilton as the Literary Executor of the Estate of the Late Sonia Brownell Orwell.

Box office 01865 766266

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Our 1984 venue – the Mathematics Institute.

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