Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions
The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre five star production of 1984 must end its limited run at the Playhouse Theatre on 5 September 2015. Following hugely successful runs at the Almeida in the West End last year, two national tours and prior to a forthcoming international tour, 1984 has been revived to continued success at the Playhouse Theatre this summer.
More than a third of the tickets for this year’s run (38%) have been sold at the accessible £19.84 price band. This ticket initiative was set up by the show's producers to encourage new audiences. As a result, 1984 has one of the youngest audiences in the West End.
Since 1984’s first performance in 2013, 264,000 people have seen the show across 459 performances in 18 different venues across 3 countries.
1984 is adapted and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, and 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.
Filtering the spirit and the ambition of the novel through the lens of contemporary culture, this radical new staging explores surveillance culture, identity and thinking two plus two can equal five.