1984 at the Playhouse theatre

Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE

The international 5 star hit production of Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 returns to the Playhouse Theatre.

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.

Following a sell-out international tour, the five-star smash hit production of Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 is back in London from 14th June 2016.

Now seen by over a quarter of a million people, theatre’s most powerful event returns to London this June for a limited season. Don’t miss out.

1984 will run from 14 June 2016 until 29 October 2016 at the Playhouse Theatre.

STORY

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.

CAST

The cast features Rosie Ede (Call the Midwife) as Mrs Parsons, Andrew Gower (Monroe) as Winston, Joshua Higgott (Oresteia, Almeida/West End) as Syme, Richard Katz (Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe) as Charrington, Anthony O’Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, National Theatre) as Parsons, Daniel Rabin (Pericles, Shakespeare’s Globe) as Martin, Catrin Stewart (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Clywd Theatre Cymru) as Julia and Angus Wright (The Cherry Orchard, Young Vic) as O’Brien.

Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler will alternate the role of Child.

CREATIVE

George Orwell’s 1984 has been adapted and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, with set and costume design by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Tom Gibbons and video design by Tim Reid.

REVIEWS

★★★★★ ‘A CHILLING, INGENIOUS 101 MINUTES. I URGE YOU TO SEE THIS STUNNING SHOW’ The Times
★★★★★ A WORK OF EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY AND INTENSITY’ The Independent
★★★★★ ‘CRUSHINGLY POWERFUL STUFF’ Time Out
★★★★★ ‘ROBERT ICKE AND DUNCAN MACMILLAN HAVE PULLED OFF SOMETHING TREMENDOUS’ The Observer
★★★★★ ‘REMARKABLE. RENDERED WITH CLINICAL,SPINE-TINGLING FINESSE’The Telegraph