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1984

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George Orwell’s classic tale of government surveillance and censorship returns to the Playhouse Theatre in Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s hugely successful adaptation. Read More >

George Orwell’s classic tale of government surveillance and censorship returns to the Playhouse Theatre in Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s hugely successful adaptation.

Set in the year of its title and inspired by the appendix of the novel, this stage version of 1984 charts the story of Winston Smith, an employee of the Ministry of Truth who spends his working days rewriting newspaper articles to make history support the views of the Party.

Exploring a dystopian future where individualism and independent thought are outlawed, the show follows Winston as he begins writing a diary and falls in love under the watchful eye of Big Brother.

After receiving its world premiere at the Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013, the Headlong, Almeida and Nottingham Playhouse co-production made its London debut at the Almeida Theatre in February 2014. That spring the show received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play and later transferred to London’s Playhouse Theatre.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 12/06/2015

Opening Night: 18/06/2015

Closing Night: 05/09/2015

Running time: 1h41

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Matthew Spencer, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Ben Porter, Mandi Symonds, Simon Coates, Hara Yannas

Creative

Director - Robert Icke & Duncan Macmillan

Producer - Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse & Almeida Theatre

Designer - Chloe Lamford

Lighting Designer - Natasha Chivers

Sound - Tom Gibbons

Author - George Orwell

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