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1984

Big Brother is watching

1984

shake & stir’s acclaimed adaptation of Orwell’s classic dystopian tale returns in 2022. Oceania is a place perpetually at war. Cameras watch every move, Thought Police roam the streets and Big Brother rules. What happens when one man stands up in an attempt to maintain some control over his otherwise totally controlled life? Big Brother is back on our televisions and back in schools – more psychotically relevant today than ever.

GRADES

10 – 12

CURRICULUM LINKS

Novel Study, Power Play, Freedom of Expression, Consequences of Actions, Peer Pressure 
Drama: Challenge | English: EA

DRAMATIC FORMS & STYLES

Theatre for Social Comment, Contemporary Political Theatre, Epic Theatre

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer: George Orwell
Adaptors: Nelle Lee & Nick Skubij
Director: Nick Skubij
Video Designer: Optikal Bloc
Sound Designer: Guy Webster

50 MINS + 10 MIN Q&A

PERFORMANCE SPACE

7X7 INDOOR WITH POWER

TOUR DATES

QLD | TERMS 1 – 4
NSW | TERM 3
TAS | TERM 2

$8.90

PER STUDENT (INC. GST)
MINIMUM PERFORMANCE FEE APPLIES

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TEACHER REVIEWS

“Gripping. Our kids were mesmerised from start to finish – I’m so thrilled they were able to experience such a quality production. Believe me…I’ve booked some duds over the years. Highly, highly recommend shake & stir’s brilliant production of 1984. In my many years of teaching, this definitely rates as my ‘top’. It’s rare to find performances that resonate with all year groups – this one did! Students from Year 7 to 12 were mesmerised from start to finish. I suspect that Orwell would love it too! Doubledoubleplusgood!”
AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, NSW

“This powerful stage adaptation by shake & stir is remarkable.”
CANBERRA CRITICS CIRCLE

TEACHERS RESOURCES

LIVE NOW

Available on this unique online portal, are professional, multi-camera recordings of all of our in-school performances, along with extensive accompanying teachers’ resources and some useful and entertaining special features. In addition, via SHAKE & STIR VIRTUAL, we will be hosting live Q&As with our performers and creatives, especially for your students. During these Q&As, students will be able to engage with our team just like they would if we were in your school!

MORE INFO

OUR 2022 SEASON

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MACBETH

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RIGHT CLIQUE

1984

RUFF STUFF

DIRTY BEASTS

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