Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke and playwright Duncan Macmillan bring their critically acclaimed production of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 to the Playhouse Theatre. Directed alongside Daniel Raggett, 1984 follows a group of historians as they discover the diary of Comrade 6079, Winston Smith. In a world where all citizens are closely watched by Big Brother, Winston’s life is jeopardised when he suddenly falls in love and begins to think free thoughts that threaten the scarily controlling government. Published in 1949, Orwell’s tale remains relevant today, envisioning a frightening future. Presented alongside Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre, 1984 is the chilling adaptation of a classic tale, which will leave audiences gripping their seats in fear.
- 14 June 2016
- 29 October 2016
- Running Time
- 1 hour 40 minutes (No Interval)
- Age Restrictions
- Please note that this production is not suitable for those aged 14 and under, due to some unsettling scenes. There are several loud noises and flashing lights throughout the production.