Headlong presents 1984 by George Orwell at Almeida
A new adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 created and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, opens at the Almeida Theatre, an Off West End venue in Angel, north London, opening 13 Feb 2014, following previews from 8 Feb - running to 29 Mar 2014. (Public Booking opens on 5 November)
Originally produced by Headlong and Nottingham Playhouse, 1984 had its world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse in September and has enjoyed a UK tour.
Cast includes Mark Arends, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Matthew Spencer, Gavin Spokes, Mandi Symonds, Hara Yannas.
It is designed by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons, and co-produced by Almeida Theatre, Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse.
George Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, is a depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality. Filtering the spirit and the ambition of the novel through the lens of contemporary culture, this 'radical new staging' explores surveillance culture, identity and how thinking you can fly might actually be the first step to flying.