Last chance to see the critically acclaimed 1984 in the West End

Audiences have just six weeks left to see the critically acclaimed Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984Since opening at the Nottingham Playhouse in 2013, the production has played almost 700 performances across the globe and, by the end of this run, over 380,000 people will have seen the show. Directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan with Daniel Raggett, the limited run at the Playhouse Theatre must end on 29 October 2016.

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To date, George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece has played to packed houses at the Almeida Theatre, during national and (sold-out) international tours across the globe, and most recently a third hugely successful run in the West End. Adapted by Olivier Award-winner Robert Icke and Olivier Award-nominee Duncan MacmillanGeorge Orwell’s canonical work returned to the Playhouse Theatre this year on 14 June with an entirely new cast. Over 30% of the tickets for the run so far have been sold at the accessible price of £19.84.

The cast in 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

The cast in 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre © Manuel Harlan

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. This dynamic, innovative production connects Orwell’s bleak vision of the future with the present day, drawing striking parallels to our own uncertain political landscape.

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.

The cast includes Rudi Dharmalingam, Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott, Hilton McRae, Anthony O’Donnell, Daniel Rabin and Catrin Stewart, alongside Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler who alternate the role of Child.

Also making up the company, as understudies: Gerard Gilroy, Thom Petty and Ingrid Schiller.

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.

Sonia Friedman Productions and Eleanor Lloyd Productions
in association with
Rupert Gavin, JFL Theatricals, 1001 Nights, Ramin Sabi, Scott M. Delman, Zeilinger Productions/Charna Productions
present the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of
By George Orwell
A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

Directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
with Daniel Raggett
Set and Costume is designed by Chloe Lamford
Lighting is designed by Natasha Chivers
Sound is designed by Tom Gibbons
Video is designed by Tim Reid

Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, London, WC2N 5DE
14 June – 29 October 2016

Box Office
Telephone: Playhouse Theatre 0844 871 7631 or Almeida Theatre 020 7359 4404
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Performance Times
Monday to Saturday 7.30pmWednesday and Saturday matinee 2.30pm

Ticket prices
At least 101 seats at £19.84 available at every performance.
£10 (day seats), £15, £19.84, £39.50 and £55
Premium seats available
Discounted preview prices were in place for performances until 28 June