On Thursday 3 October A-Level Drama students travelled to the Oxford Playhouse, to watch Headlong Theatre’s gripping adaptation of Orwell’s classic but terrifying novel, 1984.
This modern reworking was masterminded by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, and was truly an unforgettable experience for the audience. While it was a highly stylised piece of theatre, the enchanting acting skills of the leads and the intimidating lighting and sounds, created an intense and captivating atmosphere. The play left us with a great deal to think about, not only in relation to our course, but also to the nature of privacy, and how little of it we have left in today’s society.
Francis Plummer (Upper Sixth, Queen Anne) and Katie Buckley (Upper Sixth, Harcourt)