Presented by Escapade Theatre company Adapted by Matthew Dunster. Directed by Sue Flack. At the Versus Teatre from 19th May-11th June. Book your tickets here now and enjoy 25% discount using the code ORWELL while it lasts! Or reserve at email@example.com Background: Dossier 1984 (English) Performed in English Watch a trailer
Some Reflections by Carol Biederstadt Nearly 70 years have passed since the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, including 33 years that have vaporized since the events depicted in the once futuristic novel were said to have occurred. Still, the recent spate of press coverage of the novel, especially here in the US, bears testimony to the…Read more “1984” National Screening Day, 2017
The Orwell Society is offering two £1,500 bursaries to final year students in the UK. For further details of how to apply see our Education Bursaries page.
How the secret state kept watch on Orwell in Wigan It is easy to forget that while George Orwell was in the North of England in early 1936 researching the plight of the poor (published in the following year as The Road to Wigan Pier) he was being followed all the time closely by the…Read more Watched In Wigan 1936
Winner of The Orwell Society 2017 student dystopian fiction prize announced * Maja Emilie Veflen Olsen, a student on the Creative Writing and Publishing MA at City University, London, has won this year’s Dystopian Fiction Prize, organised by The Orwell Society. Her story, ‘The No Child Policy’, was commended by the judges for being a…Read more Dystopian Prize Winner Announced
As part of its weekend in Wigan to commemorate the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier in 1937, the Orwell Society and the public were treated on Saturday evening to an excellent and illuminating adaption by students at ALRA North of chapter one of the book: George Orwell’s life after he took lodgings in…Read more The Road To Wigan Pier, at ALRA, Wigan, March 11th 2017