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1984 by George Orwell at Rialto Theatre

George Orwell’s prophetic tale is a daring adaptation by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan for the stage. A harsh yet extremely truthful manifesto against totalitarianism, a dystopian masterpiece on constructing a reality, misrepresenting the past, and controlling and freezing consciousness. A staggering text that is still relevant to our days, seventy-two years after it was first published.

The main character, Winston Smith, lives in the dark world of Oceania, and struggles, by every, means possible, to remain sane despite the suffocating surveillance regime of Big Brother, which strictly forbids people from thinking. Against this backdrop, he falls in love with Julia and cannot help but commit more and more Thoughtcrimes. Winston Smith thinks, remembers, imagines, and hopes. He longs for a world without Big Brother. However, any attempt to escape is futile.

Translated by: Katerina Evangelatou

Directed by: Leandros Taliotis

Costume and set design: Lakis Genethlis

Music: Andreas Moustoukis

Movement: Drosos Skotis

Video art: Anna Fotiadou

Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris

Assistant director: Theodora Andreou

Cast: Vasilis Vasilakis, Andreas Daniel, Margarita Zachariou, Antria Zeniou, Marina Mandri, Alexandros Parisis, Eleni Sidera, Valentinos Kokkinos, Andreas Tselepos.

* The performance contains harsh images and nudity.

**In Greek with English and Turkish Surtitles

Rialto Theatre, Wednesday, 2 November 2022, at 20:30. (+18)

Tickets Prices: €12/6

Information: 77 77 77 45

(Monday- Friday 10:00-15:00, also 1,5 hours before the start of the events)

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