Library books in to future with 2084

Published: 17 November 2019
Reporter: David Upton


Enter Manchester Central Library after hours and embark on an immersive journey inspired by George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984.

2084 takes the audience inside a totalitarian state that monitors every act, word and thought of its citizens. Orwell's compelling vision is never more pertinent.

Writer Adam Taub said, "2084 updates that vision and explores how fragile are the freedoms we take for granted."

It has been designed specifically for the Library to make the most of its spaces, including its circular reading room. The show is directed by Joe Hufton and features a unique soundscape by Dom James and a live performance by Manchester soul singer Charlie Cooper.

2084 will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings from November 22 to December 14. There is an age restriction of 18+.