Wednesday, 29 April 2015

1984 returning to the Playhouse Theatre

1984 is returning to the Playhouse Theatre this summer where it enjoyed a successful run last year. The show opens on 18th June 2015 (previews from 12th June) ahead of an international tour.

The piece premiered at the Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013 and played to sell-out houses at the Almeida Theatre before transferring to the West End and touring the UK. Casting for the upcoming run is to be announced.

1984 is written and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. Set and costume design is by Chloe Lamford with lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video design by Tim Reid.

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 asever. 

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.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown recently announced its early closure at the Playhouse Theatre, ending  its run on 23rd May 2015.

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