A new Australian musical comedy - 1984! – which takes Orwell’s timeless classic and promises laughter in the darkest places, premieres at New Theatre, Newtown during January 2020, featuring tap-dancing in torture chambers and rats with razzle-dazzle.
As well as taking a comedic spin on the original, this version reimagines the classic for modern audiences with a majority female cast and ensemble.
Co-librettist Diana Reid chats to Stage Whispers about the musical.
What is 1984! The Musical! about?