1984 is Back!

30 April 2015


Sonia Friedman Productions and Eleanor Lloyd Productions present the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984 will return to the Playhouse Theatre in the West End this summer, where it enjoyed a very successful run in 2014. 1984 will preview from 12 June 2015, with the press night on 18 June 2015.

1984

By George Orwell

A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

1984 returns to West End for 12 week run
Prior to international tour
12 June – 5 September 2015

The production, which premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013, has since played to sell-out houses at the Almeida Theatre, in the West End, and across the UK on a national tour.

101 seats for every performance will be available for £19.84.

Casting to be announced.

April, 1984. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought and starts a diary. But Big Brother is always watching, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye.

The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical, award-winning adaptation exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. 

1984 is written and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, set and costume designed by Chloe Lamford, with lighting designed by Natasha Chivers, sound designed by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid.

George Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, is one of the most influential novels in recent history, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control.  Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality.

For more informaiton and to book your tickets visit: 1984theplay.co.uk

Following the run at the Playhouse Theatre, 1984 will tour to the following venues (exact dates tba):

9- 26 Sep 2015 - Nottingham Playhouse, UK

29 Sep- 3 Oct 2015 - Bath Theatre Royal, UK

Jan-Feb 2016 – The Broad Stage, Santa Monica CA, USA

Feb 2016 – American Repertory Theatre, Boston MA, USA

Mar-Apr 2016 – Shakespeare theatre, Washington DC, USA