A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan

Extra performance just announced: Sunday 18 June, 6pm. Don’t miss out!

Orwell’s dystopian future is now.

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Published in 1949, George Orwell’s book helped define the 20th century. Now, 1984 is re-examined in this radical, award-winning international theatrical blockbuster seen by more than a quarter of a million people.

An exploration of surveillance and identity, 1984 presented a vision of the future that looks a lot like our present. Orwell’s fiction has become our reality. Described as "masterfully constructed and chillingly frank" (Limelight Magazine), this stage adaptation is a dynamic, political, technology-enhanced dive into Orwell’s complex vision.

This compelling incarnation of Orwell’s dystopia makes you gasp.” The Age
Not to be missed. The Australian 
“1 hour and 41 minutes of powerful and mind-bending theatre, uninterrupted by either interval or free thought; a sometimes frightening but unmissable experience.” Stage Whispers

Produced by British theatre innovators Headlong along with Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre, this production’s success has led to multiple seasons on the West End and numerous international festival appearances.

Post-show Q&A session

A 20 minute Q&A with the cast will follow the 11am performance on Friday 16 June.


    1984 is recommended for those aged 14 years old and above

  • Warnings:

    Contains simulated violence, blood, loud sound effects, theatrical haze, strobe lighting and cigarette smoking.

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Presented by ATG, GWB Entertainment, STCSA and QPAC

Pricing Guide

A-Reserve Adult $99 Student^ $39
B-Reserve Adult $89 Student^ $39
Groups i A-Reserve $89
Schools i Admission $29 1 TEACHER FREE PER 12 STUDENTS

^Full-time Student, with student card. Only for performances on Wednesday, 14 June and Thursday, 15 June

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Paul Blackwell

Tom Conroy

Terence Crawford

Ursula Mills

Renato Musolino

Yalin Ozucelik

Fiona Press
Mrs Parsons

Natasha Chivers
Lighting Designer

Corey McMahon
Associate Director

Chloe Lamford

Tim Reid
Video Designer


"A merciless, brilliant production that does justice to the novel." By INDaily

" ...big and bold." By Adelaide Review

"Unforgettable." By Adelaide Now