Almeida's 1984 transfers to the Playhouse
photo by Tristram Kenton
The Almeida Theatre's current production of 1984
will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End,
opening on 8 May 2014, following previews from 28 April for
a limited 12-week season until 19 July 2014.
Adapted from the novel by George Orwell by Robert Icke and
Duncan Macmillan, 1984 will be produced in the West
End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions
and Tulchin Bartner Productions along with Headlong,
Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre.
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks
a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big
Brother is always watching...
was originally published in 1949 and went on to become one
of the most popular and well read dystopian novels of the
20th Century. It is responsible for coining the term 'Big
Brother', along with the now popular concept of 'Room 101'
Tickets for the West End transfer are on sale today, with
101 tickets available for each performance for just £19.84.
The production was originally seen at the Nottingham
Playhouse in September 2013, and features designs by Chloe
Lamford along with video by Tim Reid. Casting for the West
End transfer is yet to be announced.
- by Dom O'Hanlon