Big brother is watching you…
The critically acclaimed Headlong production of 1984 returns to the Playhouse Theatre London, following successful runs at the Nottingham Playhouse, London’s Almeida Theatre and a prior run at the Playhouse last summer.
George Orwell’s much famed novel about a dystopian future in which citizens are policed by the all seeing Big Brother has been adapted on countless occasions, but the Headlong production threatens to be as tantalising yet terrifying as ever.
The story, written in 1949, predicts a grim future in which protagonist Winston Smith and his fellow citizens of Airstrip One are forced to tow the party line or risk extermination.
Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s stage adaptation of 1984 is presented to the Playhouse by Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions.
The Headlong Theatre production puts a new spin on the Orwellian classic as the narrative is framed within the fictional discovery of Winston’s “diary” by historians. Together they try to decipher whether Winston’s tale is a work of fiction or, indeed, truly terrifying historical fact.
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