Critically acclaimed ballet ‘1984’ to be screened on BBC FOUR…

Created by NYB Alumnus Jonathan Watkins for Northern Ballet, this adaptation of George Orwell’s masterpiece was first performed in September 2015 and will be screened on BBC FOUR on 28th February 2016 at 7.30pm before touring in the Spring.

Choreographed by Jonathan Watkins and set to an original score by Tony-nominated composer Alex Baranowski, 1984 is ‘the ballet equivalent of a page-turner’ (The Stage). It features the use of cutting-edge digital technology with video designs by Andrezej Goulding, to bring George Orwell’s dystopian vision to life. ‘1984’ was filmed at Manchester’s Palace Theatre, during the first leg of its World Première Tour in Autumn 2015. 

More information & tickets for the tour available at