Big Brother is Watching You...

Thursday 26 August 2010

BIG Brother will be watching over Lancaster from the weekend.

Shoppers visiting St Nicholas Arcades could be caught on camera and see themselves on screen, thanks to a CCTV-themed display set up to publicise 1984 – the first major production of The Dukes autumn season.

1984 is a co-production with nationally-acclaimed touring theatre, Northern Broadsides.

Featuring animation and film sequences alongside the live action on stage, it is the most technically advanced production ever staged by the company.

The display in Lancaster city centre, aims to emphasise what it could be like living in an oppressive world where Big Brother watches over all and the Thought Police rule with an iron fist.

George Orwell's nightmare vision of the future, 1984, re-imagined for the stage by playwright Nick Lane, opens at The Dukes on Thursday, September 16.

Northern Broadsides is one of the country's finest theatre companies with a reputation for producing outstanding productions of some classic drama. 

Recent Northern Broadsides productions have included the critically acclaimed The Canterbury Tales and Othello, featuring Lenny Henry.

1984 runs from Thursday, September 16, until Saturday, October 9.

Tickets cost from £8 to £17 and can be booked at The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or www.dukes-lancaster.org.