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1984 RETURNS TO THE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE BY POPULAR DEMAND
1984 returns to the Playhouse Theatre from 14 June 2016 for a limited return season by popular demand. Don’t miss this extraordinary play before it closes on 29 October 2016. Read our review of 1984.
WHAT IS 1984 ABOUT?
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.
Orwell’s ideas have become our ideas; his fiction is often said to be our reality. The ‘definitive book of the 20th century’ (The Guardian) is re-examined in a radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.
Following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, the critically acclaimed Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 returns to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited season.
Nominated for Best New Play at the 2014 Olivier Awards.
WHO ARE HEADLONG?
One of the UK’s most interesting and visionary theatre companies. Internationally acclaimed, Headlong tour the world presenting a programme of incredible new writing, re-imagined classics and visionary twentieth century plays. Find out more about Headlong.
1984 THEATRE BREAKS
BritishTheatre.com has some great theatre breaks available for Headlong’s production of 1984 at London’s Playhouse Theatre. For more information please visit our 1984 Theatre Breaks page.
1984 CAST – PLAYHOUSE THEATRE
Mrs Parsons – Rosie Ede
Winston – Andrew Gower
Syme – Joshua Higgott
Charrington – Rudi Dharmalingam
Parsons – Anthony O’Donnell
Martin – Daniel Rabin
Julia – Catrin Stewart
O’Brien – Angus Wright
HEADLONG’S 1984 CREATIVE TEAM
Novel by George Orwell
Adapted for the stage by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
Co-Produced by Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre
Directed by Robert Icke, Duncan Macmillan with Daniel Raggett
Designer – Chloe Lamford
Lighting – Natasha Chivers
Sound – Tom Gibbons
Video – Tim Reid