1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre, London

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Headlong’s extraordinary new production of George Orwell’s 1984 transfers to the Playhouse Theatre.

Following an acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre, 1984 is playing from 28 April to 19 July 2014 at the Playhouse Theatre.

This superlative new production is adapted from the novel by George Orwell by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.

The Guardian’s definitive book of the 20th century, this radical new staging of Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece re-examines our relationship with surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.


April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching….


Mark Arends as Winston, Tim Dutton as O’Brien, Stephen Fewell as Charrington, Christopher Patrick Nolan as Martin, Matthew Spencer as Syme, Gavin Spokes as Parsons, Mandi Symonds as Mrs Parsons and Hara Yannas as Julia.


★★★★★ The Observer ★★★★★ The Times ★★★★★ Financial Times ★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★★ Whatsonstage
“A richly deserved London transfer. This production turns Orwell’s dystopian head games into a powerful, visually audacious multimedia production.” Sunday Times
★★★★★ “A work of extraordinary quality and intensity” The Independent
★★★★★ “Crushingly powerful stuff” Time Out


Adapted and created by 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

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Theatre Information

Playhouse Theatre
Address: Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453

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