The Didsbury Players are proud to present 1984, Orwell's well known dystopian story.

This adaptation, by Matthew Dunster, was originally performed in the Manchester Royal Exchange in March of 2010.

1984 by George Orwell, adapted by Matthew Dunster

Performed on 6th & 7th October 2017 at the East Didsbury Methodist Church

1984 Album


Paola Arzuffi

Production Manager

Jon Martin


Winston - David Campbell & David Glover

Julia - Amy Magnone

O’Brien - Mike Evershed

Julia (understudy) - June Gil Fernandez

Goldstein - Jim Burns

Syme - Kate Atty

Charrington - Alex Hughes

Mr Parsons - James Boucher

Mrs Parsons - Beth Sumner

Parsons Child 1 - Geoff Baker

Parsons Child 2 - Emma Yates

Old Man - Jess Payne

Barman - Emma Yates

Mother - Bekki Glover

Katherine - Ines Cavallo

Prostitute - Melanie Carter

Prole 1 - Bekki Glover

Prole 2 - Melanie Carter

Prole 3 - Ines Cavallo

Singing Prole - Beth Sumner

Starved young woman - Melanie Carter

Bumstead - Ines Cavallo

Martin - Geoff Baker

Thought Police Agents

Geoff Baker

June Gil Fernandez

Emma Yates

Inner Party Ensemble & Telescreen Presenters

Liz Turner

Jess Payne

June Gil Fernandez

Outer Party Ensemble

Beth Sumner

Geoff Baker

Emma Yates

Melanie Carter

Prole Ensemble

Bekki Glover

Ines Cavallo


James Mason - Lighting Tech

Gareth Armstrong - Composer

Rob Goodison - Sound Tech

Lolly Chant - Front of House Manager

Elena Spagnuolo - Stage Management

Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell (© 1949) by permission of the Literary Executor of Mrs S M B Orwell

Matthew Dunster's adaptation performed by permission of the Knight Hall Agency Ltd