mail search sphere cross facebook instagram twitter youtube snapchat instagram social snapchat social spotify social youtube social twitter social facebook social

About the Show Less...

George Orwell’s classic tale of government surveillance and censorship returns to the Playhouse Theatre following its acclaimed international tour 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 following its acclaimed international tour 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, before embarking on its plaudit-winning tour.

Now, one of theatre’s most powerful – and startlingly pertinent – events returns to London for a limited season, and is surely not to be missed.

Less...

Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/06/2016

Opening Night: 28/06/2016

Closing Night: 29/10/2016

Running time: 1h41

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative

Cast

Catrin Stewart, Andrew Gower, Angus Wright, Joshua Higgott, Anthony O'Donnell, Richard Katz, Daniel Rabin, Rosie Ede

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

ABOUT Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE