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Five Star Hit - 1984 - Transfers to the West End's Playhouse Theatre

Friday, 7 March 2014

A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, London, WC2N 5DE
28 April –19 July 2014

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s critically acclaimed adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece will come to the West End, directly from the Almeida Theatre, for a strictly limited 12-week run at the Playhouse Theatre from 28 April - 19 July 2014, with Press Night on 8 May.

“This is a rigorous and prodigiously confident reimagining of Orwell’s dystopian nightmare”
Evening Standard

Tickets on sale from today. For each performance of this stunning show which, among many other things, brought the concept of Big Brother and Room 101 into the public consciousness, there will be 101 tickets available each day for the price of £19.84.

“This is a staging that reconsiders a classic with such steely power that it chills Brain, Blood and Bone”
The Times

1984 is a new adaptation of George Orwell’s novel created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, designed by Chloe Lamford, with lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid.

Originally produced by Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre, 1984 had its world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse in September and enjoyed a hugely successful UK tour.

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.

Filtering the spirit and the ambition of the novel through the lens of contemporary culture, this radical new staging explores surveillance culture, identity and how thinking you can fly might actually be the first step to flying.

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