1984 (London 2015)


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.



Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions in association with 1001 Nights, Rupert Gavin, JFL Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Scott & Brian Zeilinger/James Lefkowitz present The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida production of 1984.

Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre are supported using public funding by Arts Council England.