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George Orwell 1984  
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BLIND SUMMIT ADAPTS GEORGE ORWELL's classic dystopian novel for stage with puppets, signs and shouting.

A company of agit prop players from Airstrip One present "The Horrible And Disgusting Story Of The Love Affair Of Thought Criminal Winston Smith and his Whore Lover Julia Birch".

Shouting wildly at the audience, using the simplest special effects with complete disregard for stage craft, any entertainment is unintentional and undesirable. Our only requirement is that you learn...

“Fiendishly clever... brilliantly inventive and true to Orwell’s vision”
**** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"Superb acting..."
**** Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

"Seriously ingenious... the talent, political commitment and energy on display here gives you hope for our own future... energetic and engaging physical theatre."
**** Critics' Choice Time Out

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

2009/10 Theatre Royal, Northampton - The Point, Eastleigh - The Corn Exchange, Newbury - BAC, London

 

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CAST

Charrington - Henry Maynard
Julia
- Julia Innocenti
Katherine - Alice Barclay
O'Brien - Gergo Danka
Parsons - Josie Daxter
Syme - Robin Beer
Smith - Simon Scardifield

CREATIVE TEAM

Adaptation - Blind Summit Theatre
Director
- Mark Down
Designer - Nick Barnes
Lighting Designer - Chahine Yavroyan
Sound Design & Original Score - Chris Branch
Costume Designer - Dulcie Best

PRODUCTION AND TECHNICAL TEAM

Production Manager- Matt Noddings
Deputy Stage Manager
- Jo Strickland
Technical Manager - James Molyneux
Assistant Director - Fiona Clift
Design Assistant - Lucia Rosenwald
Puppet Makers - Janet Caddick, Jorunn Hustoft, Henry Maynard, Louella Fernandez-Lempiainen

Amnesty International Media Partners

 

PUPPET MONOLOGUES
THE HEADS
THE TABLE
PAPER STORY
BE SAFE - NIGEL MOUND
OLYMPICS
MASTER & MARGARITA
KOMMILITONEN!
EL GATO CON BOTAS
A DOG'S HEART
THE OTHER SEDER
CALL OF THE WILD
TESTING PANACEA
1984
ORIGINS
ARHAT TAMING THE DRAGON
HIS DARK MATERIALS
SHUNKIN
ON EMOTION
FAERIES
MADAM BUTTERFLY
LOW LIFE
CHEREVICHKI
A PUPPET IN THE WORKS
MARTIN'S WEDDING
PIRATE PUPPETRY
THE SPACEMAN
TRAMPING THE BOARDS
MR CHINA'S SON


Photo: Stephen Dobbie

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Unit 10, Grenville Workshops, 2a Grenville Road, London, N19 4EH
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