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Northern Ballet: 1984 – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Choreographer: Jonathan Watkins Composer: Alex Baranowski Set &Costume Designer: Simon Daw Lighting Designer: Chris Davey Video Designer: Andrzej Goulding Dramaturg: Ruth Little Reviewer: Peter Gray Northern Ballet’s World Premiere of 1984 is an impressive reimagined interpretation of the Orwellian classic, published in 1949. Guest choreographer, Jonathan Watkins, succeeds in exploring the novel’s powerful ideas through an innovative, eclectic mix of ...

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NEWS: James and the Giant Peach for Colchester Mercury’s Summer Season

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach will be taking centre stage in Essex as Colchester’s Mercury Theatre today announce its 2015 Summer season. The latest production in the venue’s Made In Colchester strand, James and the Giant Peach will play for three weeks of the school summer holidays. The stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic will be directed by ...

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Light – The Studio, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: George Mann Director: George Mann Reviewer: Joan Phillips George Orwell frightened the world with his chilling glimpse into a dystopian, totalitarian future in his book Nineteen Eighty-Four. Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Light is a harrowing demonstration of how these issues never go away. In this version, written and directed by George Mann, we have the added complication of how modern ...

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Light – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer and Director: George Mann Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Light is not only a dark play – it is played mainly in the dark. This dystopian narrative is sparsely lit with the actors adding strips of light and very effective thumb-torches. We have a fast-paced mime-play that is not so much directed as choreographed. The only concession to mime being electronic ...

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Tiger Dublin Fringe: The Party – Morrison Hotel, Dublin

Writer: Devised by Ensemble Directors: Aoife Courtney &Deirdre Lennon Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Devised by Ready Fire Aim and Fizzy Thinking theatre companies,The Partyis am immersive theatre experience based on George Orwell's classic novel, '1984'. Framed as the high-budget PR launch to Ireland's newest political party, the performance is convincing from the very beginning. On arrival guests are ushered into the ...

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1984 – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: George Orwell (adapted by Robert Icke &Duncan Macmillan) Directors: Robert Icke &Duncan Macmillan Reviewer: Joan Phillips George Orwell’s alarmingly prescient prediction of state surveillance and control is given a successful makeover by Headlong Theatre Company. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have taken on the difficult task of bringing this well told story to the stage with an ingeniously fresh ...

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1984 – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: George Orwell Adaptation &Direction: Robert Icke &Duncan Macmillan Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Arriving in Glasgow on a wave of five-star reviews, Headlong's sell-out production of 1984 at the Citizens Theatre would seem to promise much, but the question is, does it deliver? The answer, thankfully, is a resounding yes. Theatrical productions that genuinely have the power to move are becoming ...

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