1984 (Big Brother is watching you)

FROM MAY 19 TO JUNE 11 (2017)
Hours: Thursday to Saturday 20:00h. Sunday 18:00h.
Price: 20 €. Advance sale before October 15: 15€
Performance in English. Duration: 2:45 hours with intermission.

ESCAPADE brings you Orwell’s epic, dystopian view of the future. Our present.


Adapted by Matthew Dunster.
Director-Sue Flack
Music-Julian Jahanpour

Winston Smith-  Daniel Ewing
O’Brien-  Morgan Symes
Julia-  Mary McGurk
Charrington/Ensemble-  Norbert Becker
Goldstein/Ensemble-  Mark Aspinall
Parsons/Ensemble-  Ben Torbush
Syme/Ensemble-  Alfie Rowland
Bumstead/Ensemble-  Nathan Pond
Mrs Parsons/Ensemble-  Julie Nash
Old Prole/Ensemble-  Paul Jutsum
Prole/Wilsher/Ensemble- Joe Bentley
Parsons’ kids-  Isaac Martí Cartwright-Long and Cata García Petith
Katherine/Ensemble- Laura Martuscelli
Ensemble-  Neema Lahon/Victoria Simons
Guards-Paul Cortese, Florian Casajuana, Stuart Young
Fight director-Harris Gordon

With the special partcipation of Stephanie Figueira, James Giblin, Dermot Arrigan, Javier Bueno, Toby Harper, Al Fisher, Emma Reynolds

Lighting &Set Design Tony Murchland Costume & Make-up Mariajo Labrador Asst Director Julie Nash Movement Jan Clayton Fight Director Harris Gordon Video Inma Alcario, Joe Bentley Sonido Luis Portillo, Photography Anna Biosca Stage Manager Neema Lahon/Victoria Simons, Graphic Design-Derek Zinger

One of the most influential dystopian novels ever written, 1984 has had a profound effect on the world. Since its publication in 1949 many of its concepts have entered modern day parlance. Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak and Room 101 are all part of Orwell’s world. What’s more, as a result of the book, Orwellian is now a term to describe official deception, secret surveillance, and manipulation of the past by a totalitarian or authoritarian state. Orwell hoped that by writing 1984 he’d help stop such a state ever coming to pass. Read these 1984 quotes to decide for yourself.

“Until they (the proles) became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.”

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery.  Ignorance is strength.”

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”

“Big Brother is Watching You.”

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