Catrin Stewart, better known to sci-fi fans as Doctor Who’s Jenny Flint, will star opposite Andrew Gower in the London return of Duncan Macmillan and Robert Icke’s 1984 this summer.
The casting marks the West End debut of Monroe and The Village star Gower, and reunites Stewart with Icke, who previously directed her in Romeo And Juliet.
The pair are joined in the cast by Angus Wright and Joshua Higgott, who both starred in Icke’s scintillating Oresteia, National Theatre regular Anthony O’Donnell, Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Richard Katz, Daniel Rabin, who boasts extensive credits at Shakespeare’s Globe, and Rosie Ede.
1984, which runs at the Playhouse Theatre from 14 June to 3 September, is the acclaimed adaptation of Orwell’s classic tale of a dystopian state where everything is controlled by an all seeing government, even their thoughts.
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When Official London Theatre’s Kate Stanbury saw the production during its 2014 run at the Playhouse, she said: “Orwell’s tale remains terrifyingly timely in Icke and Macmillan’s vivid and intriguing take on the classic.”
1984’s creators Icke and Macmillan are two of British theatre’s hottest properties. Icke’s reputation is flourishing after his incredible production of Oresteia, which opened at the Almeida Theatre and transferred to the West End, while Macmillan is the writer behind one of the plays of 2015, the phenomenal Headlong and National Theatre co-production People, Places And Things.