1984! The Musical! takes George Orwell’s timeless classic and finds laughter in the darkest places.
“Comedy has always been a powerful tool for revealing hard political truths,” says writers Diana Reid and Tom Davidson McLeod.
“It makes sense: people like to laugh more than they like being lectured at. And Orwell’s 1984 is one of, if not the, most powerful political works of our time. So adapting the text as a comedy felt surprisingly natural.”
True to the source material, the play follows Winston Smith and his lover Julia as they rebel against the all-powerful Big Brother and his Party.
Will they triumph over totalitarianism, or yield to their oppressors? Either way, they’ll sing while trying!