Casting has been announced for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of 1984 which returns to the Playhouse Theatre in June.
George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece will star an all new cast for its third West End run with Call The Midwife’s Rosie Ede 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.
1984 is a Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre co-production which premiered at the Nottingham Playhouse in 2013.
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.
1984 is directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan with Daniel Raggett, set and costume is designed by Chloe Lamford, with lighting designed by Natasha Chivers, sound designed by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid.
1984 will run from 14 June 2016 until 3 September 2016 at the Playhouse Theatre.