What's On NUTS present 1984 Newcastle University Theatre Society This is a Northern Stage Hire Book now Access “It was a bright, cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Winston Smith is a citizen of Oceania, a dictatorship without compare. The state has gained a total stranglehold on the economy, identity and even its people’s private lives. The Thought Police watch the population constantly for traces of disloyalty, with a grim fare awaiting those accused. But Winston meets Julia, a woman with quiet anti-party views similar to his own, and they begin a relationship despite knowing they are doomed. The story is told by Winston, as he confesses to what the party may call crimes, but what we may call bravery and free thinking. Book Now Access Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151. Booking for this event has now closed.