Sonia Friedman Productions and Eleanor Lloyd Productions present the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of
George Orwell | A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
Playhouse Theatre, London
Tickets £10 - £85
BACK IN LONDON THIS SUMMER FOR 12 WEEKS ONLY
The international 5-star smash hit production of Orwell's dystopian masterpiece 1984 returns to London this summer. Now seen by a quarter of a million people, theatre's most powerful event will only run for 12 weeks from 12 June. Don't miss out.
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.
Orwell's ideas have become our ideas; his fiction is often said to be our reality. The "definitive book of the 20th century" (The Guardian) is re-examined in this radical and much lauded staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell's vision of the future is as relevant now as ever."
Previews Friday 12 Jun - Wednesday 17 Jun
Press Night Thursday 18 June 7pm
Evening performances 7.30pm
Wednesday matinees 2.30pm from 24 Jun
Saturday matinees 2.30pm
No matinee performances 13 and 16 June
Audio Described Performance
Sat 15 Aug 2.30pm
Captioned Performance by Stage Text
Mon 24 Aug 7.30pm
£10, £19.84, £25, £39.50 and £52.50
Premium seats available for £85
Concessions (Over 60s, Students) £29.50 for £52.50 and £39.50 seats. Valid for Monday to Thursday performances. Limited at 50 per performance.
Group rate available for bookings of 8 or more.
Access bookings please call 0844 871 7677
School bookings please call 0844 871 7644
Robert is the Associate Director of the Almeida.
For the Almeida: Oresteia; The Fever; Mr. Burns; 1984.
As Associate Director of Headlong (2010-2013), theatre includes: Boys; Romeo and Juliet; Decade.
Other theatre includes: The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse); Catalysta (Ovalhouse).
Robert was Artistic Director of the Arden Theatre Company in Stockton-on-Tees from 2003-2007 and of the Swan Theatre Company in Cambridge from 2005-2008, where he was awarded the Susie Guatier-Smith Prize for his contribution to theatre.
★★★★ Ominous...electrifying... subtle and thought-provoking
★★★★ A stylish summer hit
★★★★ It's a show that blows apart the safe conventions of the West End play — a really bold and brilliant piece of mainstream experimental theatre.
This production takes place at the Playhouse Theatre.
1984 is approximately 101 minutes with no interval.
Latecomers will not be admitted.
This production contains loud noises and flashing lights.
Production photographs from 2014 UK Tour.
Parsons Simon Coates (from 29 June)
O'Brien Tim Dutton
Charrington Stephen Fewell
Julia Janine Harouni
Martin Christopher Patrick Nolan
Syme Ben Porter
Winston Matthew Spencer
Parsons Gavin Spokes
Mrs Parsons Mandi Symonds
Julia Hara Yannas (from 27 July)
Adapted and created Robert Icke & Duncan Macmillan
Design Chloe Lamford
Lighting Natasha Chivers
Sound Tom Gibbons
Video Tim Reid
Casting Ginny Schiller
Associate Sound Designer Pete Malkin
Associate Director Daniel Raggett