Our first performance took place on 1st, 2nd & 3rd March 2011:
“Uncomfortable, intense, challenging and visceral, 1984 had the cool sexiness and political edge of the savviest of Channel 4 adaptations"
Tell Tale Theatre presents
A new, devised production of George Orwell's
Tues 1st, Wed 2nd & Thurs 3rd March, 7.30pm
4-5 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ
Tickets £7 inc booking fee
For tickets visit seetickets.com or call 0871 220 0260
15A - Contains scenes of an adult nature
How would you feel if you knew you were constantly being watched? If even your most private thoughts and actions were constantly scrutinised? If the only space that was truly your own was the few inches inside your head?
Winston Smith's world is exactly that. He lives in London, chief city of Airstrip One, in the country Oceania. This world is divided into three countries that encompass the entire globe; Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. In Oceania, Big Brother rules and not a move can be made without his and the inner party's surveillance.
Winston longs to escape his oppressed life and dreams of joining the fabled Brotherhood, a supposed group of underground rebels, led by Goldstein, intent on overthrowing the party.
Everything in this world is restricted. Food and drink are rationed. Simple amenities limited. Relationships, except those with the purpose of creating children for the party, are prohibited. Love, sex, joy and laughter are not considered necessary and therefore punished mercilessly.
Despite such tyranny, Winston falls in love with a fellow party member, Julia. They secretly share a passionate affair.
One fateful day, Winston encounters O'Brien, an inner party member who he believes to be a secret member of the Brotherhood. O'Brien gives Winston his address. Julia despises the party as much as Winston does and they visit O'Brien together.
Will they achieve their dream, escape the regime and contribute to the demise of the party?
"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows"