1984 returns to the West End for another limited run


George Orwell's 1984, adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, will return to London's West End in June 2016 for another limited 12-week season. This will be the production's third West End run, and will follow an international and UK tour.

1984 features designs by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video by Tim Reid. The producers are Sonia Friedman Productions and Eleanor Lloyd Productions / Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre.

Synopsis: "April, 1984. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought and starts a diary. But Big Brother is always watching, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye."

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 production was originally seen at the Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013, before transferring to the Almeida Theatre in north London in February 2014. It then went on to enjoy runs at the Playhouse from 28 April to 23 August 2014 and from 12 June to 5 September 2015.

1984 is currently on tour in the USA and has been seen by over 320,000 people worldwide since 2013. A venue for this year's West End run will be announced at a later date.

Updated info: Playhouse Theatre now confirmed as venue. The show will run from 14 June to 3 September 2016, with an official opening night on 28 June.

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