1984 extends run to 23 Aug 2014 at Playhouse Theatre
The new adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, written and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan and currently performing at the Playhouse Theatre, has extended its limited run to 23 Aug 2014. It was originally booking through to 19 Jul 2014.
1984 originally premiered at the Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013, embarked on a UK tour and went on to a 7-week run at the Almeida Theatre. It then transferred to the West End's Playhouse Theatre, where it began previews on 28 Apr 2014 and officially opened on 08 May 2014. The production will go on its second UK tour after the conclusion of its West End run.
1984 is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions along with Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre.
Synopsis: 'April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching...'
1984 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' and 'thoughtcrimes'.
The creative team behind 1984 features set and costume design by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video design by Tim Reid.