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Everything you say or do is scrutinised.
Even your innermost thoughts are probed.
You cannot be too careful.

In an age when we are tracked and monitored,
Orwell’s vision has never been closer to reality.

In the magnificent setting of Hackney Town Hall,
experience George Orwell’s gripping story.


  • “It felt like we had been transported to this dystopian society.”

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    The Mancunion
  • “Could not be more relevant to the age of surveillance and social media.”

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    Visit Manchester
  • "A disturbing version of a classic story.”

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    British Theatre Guide
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19 Oct - 26 Nov
Hackney Town Hall
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Running Time
75 Min, no interval.
Age Recommendations
16+ Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Latecomer Policy
Latecomers may not be admitted.
This production includes depictions of torture and contains violence, loud noises, strobe and flashing lights.


A stones throw away from London Fields and Hackney Central Stations this award winning venue boasts five separate wedding, event and meeting spaces all offering a mixture of period features, natural day light and striking architecture.

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Underground and Train

Hackney Central (approx. 300m from Hackney Town Hall) has regular trains linking to the Tube with direct interchanges at Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line), Stratford (Central Line) and West Hampstead and Canada Water (Jubilee Line). Bethnal Green (Central Line) is a short bus ride away. London Fields station is approx. 500m away with trains going into Liverpool Street.


Destination: Hackney Town Hall 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236 (24hr), 242 (24hr), 253, 254, 276, 277 (24hr), 394, D6, W15, N38, N55, N106, N253.


This is an immersive show in which you will experience George Orwell’s dystopian vision in an entirely new way. The performance takes place in several locations around Hackney Town Hall including its magnificent Council Chamber. You will follow the action from location to location.

Before the show begins, your mobile phone must be switched off and it will be placed in a sealed pouch which you will keep with you. You will be given access to your phone at the end of the show when you return the pouch.

In an emergency, if you need access to your mobile phone, one of the ushers will guide you to the lobby and unlock the pouch for you there. 

Yes, the bar opens 30 minutes before the performance and sets the atmosphere for the show. The bar is card only and serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Yes, there is a £2 charge per item. We do not accept cash.

Yes, the show takes place in several locations around Hackney Town Hall. All of the locations are indoors and you will walk between them. There are stairs between some of the locations but there are lifts for those who require them. Please see the details about accessibility below.

No, most of the performance takes place in seated locations. One scene takes place standing and lasts approximately 10 mins but seats will be provided for those who need them.


The performance takes place in several locations in Hackney Town Hall. You will walk from location to location and there are stairs between some of the locations. At some points in the show you will be required to stand but there will always be seats for those who require.

There are two wheelchair spaces available for each performance and our front-of-house team can assist you during your visit