1984 - Playhouse Theatre

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Venue Information
Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue
London
London
WC2N 5DE

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(2mins) Follow Embankment Place right under the bridge; turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and you’ll see the theatre.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 review(s)

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Latest Review: "Great production, excellent acting and direction, very clever. I had some trouble hearing the act..."

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 14+

Important Info: Latecomers will not be admitted. This production contains loud noises and flashing lights. 

Having wowed audiences at the Playhouse Theatre last year, following its appearances in Nottingham and the Almeida Theatre, the acclaimed production of 1984 now returns to the West End for another run at its former home. George Orwell’s classic is reinterpreted for a new audience, utilising the appendices of the novel to put a new spin on a renowned text. The show was a big success last year and its return will ensure plenty of theatregoers will now get the chance to experience a much talked-about production.

1984 is set in Airstrip One within Oceania, one of three superstates that divide the world. Airstrip One was previously known as London before a global war changed the world and within this bleak time we meet Winston Smith, a worker for the Ministry of Truth who decides that he is to rebel against Big Brother and the state, leading to some shocking and horrifying consequences.

The novel was released in 1949 and has become one of the most highly regarded pieces of fiction of all time. At its publication it envisaged a dystopian future in which the populace is monitored and controlled and has captured readers ever since – leading to a movie adaptation that emerged on screens in 1984.

This time around Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have adapted the work for the stage and there is a new twist to be experienced as they have utilised the appendix to explore the story further. Robert Icke previously held the position of Associate Director of the Headlong Theatre Company and went on to by the Associate Director of the Almeida, which follows the same path that 1984 did – it being a production of Headlong and previously appearing at the Almeida. Duncan Macmillan, meanwhile, is an award winner whose work has been seen across the capital.

Following its last appearance in 2015 1984 makes a triumphant return to the West End when it opens at the Playhouse Theatre from June 2016.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Booking Until: Saturday, 29th October 2016
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (No Interval)
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 14+
Important Info: Latecomers will not be admitted. This production contains loud noises and flashing lights. 
Show Status: production_closed
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