Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions present the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of
A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
By George Orwell
Tickets £52.50, £39.50, £19.84, £10.00
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.
Orwell’s ideas have become our ideas; his fiction is often said to be our reality. The “definitive book of the 20th century” (The Guardian) is re-examined in a radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.
Previews Monday 28 April - Wednesday 7 May
Press Night Thursday 8 May
Evening performances 7.30pm
Wednesday matinees 2.30pm from 7 May
Saturday matinees 2.30pm from 3 May
Theatre includes: Romeo & Juliet (Headlong); Translations; Arcadia; Macbeth; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Pygmalion; Murmuring Judges; Arturo Ui; Black Snow (National Theatre); Coriolanus; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Loveplay; Luminosity; The Taming of the Shrew; The Comedy of Errors (RSC); Donkeys’ Years (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Plenty (Sheffield Crucible); The Prince of Homburg (Donmar Warehouse); Arthur & George (Birgmingham Rep); Tartuffe; The Alchemist; The Hypochondriac; The Misanthrope (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); The Constant Wife; The Real Thing (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Life After Scandal; Hand in Hand (Hampstead Theatre); Arcadia (Bristol Old Vic); The Miser (Chichester Theatre); As You Like It (Cheek by Jowl).
Television includes: Doctors; Holby City;Eastenders; The Amazing Mrs Pritchard; The Bill; Dream Team; A Touch of Frost.
Film includes: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Simon received an Olivier Award Nomination and New York Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance in As You Like It.
★★★★★ It is hugely ambitious to put this dystopia on stage…. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have pulled off something tremendous… Artistic Director Rupert Goold is making the Almeida essential again.
★★★★★ Brilliant… creates a dynamic response that strips away complacency and plays on those creeping anxieties about trust, manipulation and freedom.
★★★★★ This stunning play is… a chilling, relentlessly ingenious 100 minutes.
★★★★★ A horrifyingly sensual experience...crushingly powerful stuff.
★★★★★ A brilliantly imaginative adaptation
★★★★ It is no mean feat to offer a new perspective on a familiar work. That, however, is what Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan...have ingeniously done.
★★★★ A rigorous and prodigiously confident reimagining of Orwell’s dystopian nightmare. Chloe Lamford’s design explodes into an onslaught of fierce light and buzzing energy… stunning
The running time is approximately 1 hour and 41 minutes without an interval.
Christopher Patrick Nolan
Matt Ray Brown
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
Associate Director Daniel Raggett