1984! The Musical!

Written by Tom Davidson McLeod and Diana Reid,
with music by Riley McCullagh


8 – 25 January 2020 



An original new Australian work


Tap-dancing in torture chambers, rats with razzle-dazzle, Big Brother with even bigger star power – 1984! The Musical! has it all! Join us on our dystopic romp: a light-hearted comedy about totalitarianism, thought-police, surveillance states, and sex.

Don’t miss the debut of this brand new Australian musical, which serves as a timely reminder that ignorance is strength, freedom is slavery, and (most importantly) comedy is tragedy. Will Winston start a revolution, or will he yield to his oppressors? Either way, he’ll sing while trying!

There’s never been a better time for an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of Orwell’s masterpiece, with today’s rise of populism, alternative facts, and Nineteen Eighty-Four now being in the public domain. Taking Orwell’s classic soul-crushing tale, and adding toe-tapping tunes, 1984! The Musical! is ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ like you’ve never seen it before! 

Pop open the Victory Gin and grab your tickets to 1984! The Musical! It’s double-plus-good! 

Produced in association with New Theatre

creative team

Co-Directors Tom Davidson McLeod, Georgia Vella
Producers Simone La Martina, Diana Reid
Sound Designer Riley McCullagh
Assistant Writer Floyd Alexander-Hunt
Set Designers Sophie Lanigan, Max Volfneuk
Stage Manager Aidan Lam
Marketing Designer Elliot Ulm
Singing DirectorLaura Wachsmann
Choreographer Dale Scutts
Assistant Stage Manager Yasmin Breeze
Stage Hands Tiffany Chan, Matilda Moffitt



Winston: Charlie Hollands
Julia: Anna Della Marta
O’Brien: Joshua Macqueen
Charrington: Georgia Vella
Syme: Tom Davidson McLeod
Mr Parsons: Jordan Barnes
Mrs Parsons: Elizabeth Jones
Children: Vevie Brook, Coco Veksner-Shaw
Olivia Wolff, Olivia Siegloff
Christie Auchamp, Alex Gonzalez
Jude Horsburgh, Joshua Karras
Jessica Loeb, Ezara Norton
Emilie Ritchie, Sophie Roderick


Preview Wed 8 Jan 7:30pm
Tue – Sat 7:30pm
Sun 1pm & 7:30pm

Running Time: 1 hr 50 mins (including interval)


Full $30
Concession $25
Preview $15
Groups (20+) $20

New Theatre is General Admission and seats are not allocated