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Casting announced for 1984 West End run

Monday, 18 May 2015

The role of Julia will be played by Janine Harouni until 25 July, and then Hara Yannas from 27 July to the end of the run. Simon Coates, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Ben Porter, Gavin Spokes and Mandi Symonds complete the cast.

Full cast (in alphabetical order):

Simon Coates - Parsons (From 29th June)

Tim Dutton - O’Brien

Stephen Fewell - Charrington

Janine Harouni - Julia (Until 25th July)

Christopher Patrick Nolan - Martin

Ben Porter - Syme

Matthew Spencer - Winston

Gavin Spokes - Parsons (Until 27th June)

Mandi Symonds - Mrs Parsons

Hara Yannas - Julia (From 27th July)

All the cast members are returning to the show, having previously appeared in the touring, Almeida or West End productions. Matthew Spencer played Syme in 2014, as well as understudying the character of Winston Smith. All the other cast members are resuming roles they have played before.

The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984 returns 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.

The production premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013. In total, it has played to more than 234,000 people in Nottingham, at the Almeida Theatre, in the West End, and on two UK tours.

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

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 adapted 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.

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