The adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan will be coming to the Playhouse Theatre in London for a twelve week run before embarking on a brand new UK tour it has been announced.

The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production enjoyed a successful run at the Playhouse Theatre in 2014 and will return in June.

Originally, the production was first seen at the Nottingham Playhouse in 2013 and has since then played to sell out houses at the Almeida and other venues across the UK when it went on tour.

It has also been announced that 101 seats for every performance will be available at £19.84.

1984 is considered to be one of the most definitive books of the 20th century and this adaptation re-examines why Orwell’s vision of the future is still as relevant now as it was when the book was originally published.

Set in April 1984, comrade Winston Smith thinks a thought and begins a diary. But Big Brother is constantly watching and the door to room 101 can open at the blink of an eye.

The novel was originally published in 1949 and is still considered to be one of the most influential books ever written, with its depiction of war, government, surveillance and public control.

Cast for the production has yet to be announced, but will feature costume and set designs by Chloe Lamford, lighting designed by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid.

Following the run at the Playhouse Theatre, 1984 will then tour to the following venues (exact dates have yet to be confirmed) : Nottingham Playhouse, Bath Theatre Royal, The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, American Repertory Theatre in Boston and the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC.

1984 will play at the Playhouse Theatre in London from the 12th June until the 5th September. For more information visit:


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