Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Casting announced for 1984's West End return

Casting has been announced for 1984 which returns 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.

Matthew Spencer will play the role of Winston Smith. Julia will be played by Janine Harouni until 25th July, and then Hara Yannas from 27th July to the end of the run. Simon Coates, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Ben Porter, Gavin Spokes and Mandi Symonds complete the cast.

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. 

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.

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