Who controls the Past controls the Future. Who controls the Present controls the Past. 1984. Today.




Creation Theatre are this year celebrating 20 years of making site-specific work in and around their home City of Oxford. I have joined the company for the current production, a timely adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984”, written and directed by my long-term collaborator Jonathan Holloway. In fact this year marks 20 years of us working together since playing Javert in his adaptation of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” (Red Shift Theatre Company, 1997).

“1984” opened this weekend at the impressive Andrew Wiles Mathematics Institute, in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter at Oxford University. The venue provides an extraordinary, contemporary backdrop to a re-imagined world of the novel in which ‘Alternative Facts’ and ‘Doublethink’ are not such remote concepts.

Here are some stills from the late rehearsals of the show, taken by Richard Budd. Tickets and further information available through this link…



One Response to “Who controls the Past controls the Future. Who controls the Present controls the Past. 1984. Today.”

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