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
E-Tickets are available here: https://rialto.interticket.com/program/1984nea-skini-thok-2662/5287
Information: 77 77 77 45
(Monday- Friday 10:00-15:00, also 1,5 hours before the start of the events)