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Audio description and touch tour of Orwell's 1984

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4 hours ago, Tue 20 Mar 2018, 06:00 pm


3 hours ago, Tue 20 Mar 2018, 07:40 pm


ASB Waterfront Theatre
138 Halsey Street
Central Auckland 1010


Theatre, Arts Culture, Education, Performing Arts


Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets


$20 each for blind/low vision individuals and one companion

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Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland Arts Festival

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For $20 join us on 20 March for a touch tour and audio described performance of 1984, a dynamic, sharply political theatrical adaptation of George Orwell's cautionary classic as part of the Auckland Arts Festival.

Touch tour: 6pm 20 March
Audio described performance: 7pm
Recommended for ages 14+ 
Advisory: contains violence, strobe lighting, loud sound effects

For enquiries/to make a booking phone 09 374 0310 or email Alternatively. visit our website booking information for further information or to download a booking form. Discounted price of $20 for blind/low vision patrons .

George Orwell's literary masterpiece, one of the 20th century’s greatest novels, is given new life by some of the British theatre’s fastest rising stars. In between dialogue audio describers describe to patrons what is happening on stage, including actors' body language and facial expressions, their movements, and the atmosphere created by lighting, special visual effects and set. A pre-show touch tour allows patrons the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and get up close with elements of the production. You will be guided around and touch elements of the set and props and meet some of the cast. 

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why George Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. Orwell’s fiction has become our reality.
From UK theatrical innovators Headlong, Orwell’s dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon. Seen by more than 500,000 people, it has enjoyed three hugely successful West End seasons and is a current hit on Broadway. Now as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, and to mark Auckland Theatre Company’s 25th anniversary, the chilling prescience of Orwell is presented in its New Zealand premiere. 
1hr 40 mins no interval 

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