28 Apr 2014 - 23 Aug 2014

Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions present the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of

1984

A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

By George Orwell

Tickets £52.50, £39.50, £19.84, £10.00

production information

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. 

 

Dates & Tickets

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.

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

1984 Production Gallery

★★★★★ 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.

The Observer

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★★★★★ Brilliant… creates a dynamic response that strips away complacency and plays on those creeping anxieties about trust, manipulation and freedom.

Financial Times

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★★★★★ This stunning play is… a chilling, relentlessly ingenious 100 minutes.

The Times

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★★★★★ A horrifyingly sensual experience...crushingly powerful stuff.

Time Out

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★★★★★ A brilliantly imaginative adaptation

Whatsonstage

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★★★★ 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.

The Guardian

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★★★★ 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

Evening Standard

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Additional information

The running time is approximately 1 hour and 41 minutes without an interval.

Cast & Creatives

Simon Coates
Sam Crane
Tim Dutton
Stephen Fewell
Christopher Patrick Nolan
Matthew Spencer
Mandi Symonds
Hara Yannas

Understudies
Matt Ray Brown
Lucy Lill
Jake Tindle

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 
Pete Malkin
Associate Director Daniel Raggett

1984 Rehearsal Gallery

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