Transferring to the West End following an acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre, George Orwell’s tale of identity and state control is brought thrillingly to life by innovative theatre company Headlong and Nottingham Playhouse.
Written in 1949 and set in the year of its title, 1984 tells of a dystopian future where individualism and independent thought are outlawed. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth, rewriting newspaper articles so that history always supports the views of the Party. But when Winston has a thought, writes a diary and falls in love, he does so under the ever watchful eye of Big Brother.
Adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan and inspired by an appendix to the novel, the Olivier Award nominated play puts a new twist on the tale, exploring the nature of truth.
1984 is recommended for theatregoers aged 14 and older.