• Winston Smith: A minor member of the ruling Party in near-future London, Winston Smith is a thin, frail, and contemplative intellectual. Winston hates the totalitarian control and enforced repression that are characteristic of his government. He harbors revolutionary dreams.
  • Julia: Winston’s lover, a beautiful dark-haired girl working in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. Julia is pragmatic and optimistic. She share’s Winston’s hatred for the Party but wants him to care about loving her more than hating the party.
  • O’Brian: A mysterious, powerful, and sophisticated member of the Inner Party whom Winston believes is also a member of the Brotherhood, the legendary group of anti-Party rebels.
  • Big Brother: Big Brother, the perceived ruler of Oceania, is an extremely important figure. Everywhere Winston looks he sees posters of Big Brother’s face bearing the message “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.” Big Brother’s image is broadcast on the unavoidable telescreens; it haunts Winston’s life and fills him with hatred and fascination. (Will have a light rehearsal schedule as the part is pre-recorded. Actor will not be needed for the shows)
  • Syme: A pale, timid, scholarly, and outgoing man who works with Winston at the Ministry of Truth. Syme specializes in language. As the show opens, he is working on a new edition of the Newspeak dictionary. Winston believes Syme is too intelligent to stay in the Party’s favor.
  • Parsons: A jovial, stupid, and un-pleasant looking woman approaching middle age. She lives across the hall from Winston and is constantly suspecting others of hatred toward the Party.
  • Emmanuel Goldstein: According to the Party, Goldstein is the legendary leader of the Brotherhood. He seems to have been a Party leader who fell out of favor with the regime. In any case, the Party describes him as the most dangerous and treacherous man in Oceania. (Will have a light rehearsal schedule as it will be pre-recorded, actor will not be needed for shows)
  • Landlady: An old lady who runs a secondhand store in the prole district. Kindly and encouraging, the landlady seems to share Winston’s interest in the past. She also seems to support Winston’s rebellion against the Party and his relationship with Julia, since she rents Winston a room without a telescreen in which to carry out his affair.
  • Gladys: A fourteen year old girl and the daughter of Parsons. She is also a member of the Children’s Spies Organization.(Will have a light rehearsal schedule)
  • Loudspeaker Voice/ Messenger/ Coffee Vendor/ Guard 1/ Guard 2/ Martin/ Waitress: These are minor roles throughout the show that will have a light rehearsal schedule.