Premiére date4 Nov. 2017
Produced byThe National Theatre, The Torshov Theatre
Based on1984 by George Orwell
ExpressionsScience fiction, Theatre, Drama
Running period4 Nov. 2017  

About 1984

1984 (2017) is a theatre production by The National Theatre. 1984 is based on the novel by George Orwell. The production is part of the Sci-fi på Torshov project, a theatre laboratory exploring the sci-fi genre. It is performed at The Torshov Theatre.

Kristina Kjeldsberg directs it.

Sigurd Myhre plays the role of Winston Smith.

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More about 1984

At the webpage of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about 1984:

"Winston Smith is a lowly functionary in the Ministry of Truth, revising the history according to current regulations. Because his memory still functions, he constitutes a threat to the authorities. When he also gets in touch with the resistance, he senses the opportunity to fell the tyranny. But who is to be trusted, when the individual doesn't exist?

The dystopian 1984, written in the shadow of World War II, is regarded among the great classics of science fiction, and has long been used to point out the dangers of high technology information society. At the same time, the play tells us about manipulation, the individual's place in community, and the importance of maintaining one's self.

The classic topped best-selling lists when USA changed presidents in January.

Director Kristina Kjeldsberg lets her interest in society be a driving force in her artistic work, but is not afraid of the emotional.

1984 is a claustrophobic thought-experiment about surveillance, identity and control."


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 11.09.2017

The National Theatre, www.nationaltheatret.no, 11.09.2017, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/1984.b7C_wZfG4F.ips