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'1984 by George Orwell' at QPAC

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by Tony Dyer (subscribe)
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Big Brother is watching you so get your tickets now

ATTENTION all lover of great theatre! Do not miss this opportunity to be astonished at the dramatisation of George Orwell's classic 1984. The Australian tour of 1984 by George Orwell, featuring a completely new Australian cast, is being directed by Corey McMahon who co-directed with Robert Icke on the most recent West End season. 1984 by George Orwell is coming to Brisbane for a strictly limited season at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from the 14 to the 18 June, 2017.

Tickets to this exceptional play are now on sale and can be purchased through QPAC at the corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, from here on the web or by phoning 136 246. Groups of 12 or more will save on their ticket prices by calling Group Bookings on 3840 7466.

Ticket prices start at $89.00 with some discounts available for groups and students (a $6.95 booking fee applies per transaction).

First published in 1949, Orwell's ideas presented in the novel have, in many ways, become our ideas and Orwell's fiction is often said to have become our reality. Through its characterisation of perpetual war, pervasive government tracking, mind control and the corruption of language and history 1984 has become one of the most influential novels of all time.

You will be amazed by this stunning transformation of the original novel into a theatrical phenomenon. Since its beginning, 1984 by George Orwell has enjoyed three enormously successful seasons in London's West End as well as extensive tours of the UK and US and runs at various international festivals' appearances, including a sold-out season at the 2015 Melbourne Festival. To date, this play has been seen by over 400,000 people worldwide

With impressive revolutionary and richly praised staging the play focuses on Orwell's vision of all prevailing surveillance and government control in his future but our past which, in can be argued, makes the novel as relevant now as ever these days it is more commonly referred to as the 'Nanny State'.


This superb theatrical presentation involves the inspired use of multi-media and eye-catching designs seamlessly meshing to depict a world where 'Big Brother' is always watching, repressing the individual and forbidding love. The play draws parallels with today and provides timely reminders of dangers posed by the digital age and society's subconscious cooperation to the invasion of our own privacy.
1984, George Orwell, QPAC, Lyric Theatre, South Brisbane, theatre, performing art, drama


1984 by George Orwell is an Olivier Award nominated production and winner of a UK Theatre Award for Best Direction. The directors are Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan with the Associate Director (Australia) Corey McMahon. The designer is Chloe Lamford, lighting designer, Natasha Chivers, sound designer, Tom Gibbons and video designer, Tim Reid.

To make sure you are in the audience for this spectacular show go to the Lyric Theatre, QPAC page here and click on the BUY TICKETS button.
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Why? Don't miss out on great theatre because you waited to but your ticket
Phone: 136 246
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Brisbane
Cost: From $89.00 plus a $6.95 fee per transaction
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