When: 5th – 14th February 2019
Where: Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD
£: Tickets cost £15 or £12 for concessions
What is it?
2084 is a new immersive production inspired by Orwell’s dystopian novel, taking place at Manchester Central Library next month. It takes the audience inside a totalitarian state that monitors every act, word and thought of its citizens. In the era of Facebook, Google and Amazon, when everyone is tracked, analysed and influenced, George Orwell’s powerful vision has never been closer to realisation.
The production is set in a future where the state claims be the only guarantor of order but order comes at the price of absolute obedience. 2084 tells the story of two people who defy the regime and find that their intimate secrets are turned against them with shattering consequences.
This immersive experience places the audience at the heart of the action. Each person must decide what price they would pay to defy a regime that seeks to control them. Starring Aamira Challenger (Romeo & Juliet, Ostalgie), Robin Hellier (The Lehman Trilogy, The Hunted) and Simon Gleave (Bleak House, Metamorphosis), 2084 is directed by immersive theatre expert Rosanna Mallinson (Silhouette in the Smoke, Dead Quiet).
The production is being premiered in Manchester Central Library, and is presented by Pure Expression, the immersive theatre company behind the sell-out production of Frankenstein in 2018. Pure Expression aims to reimagine classic stories in unique locations.
More info: www.librarylive.co.uk