George Orwell's 1984 transfers to West End

Date Posted: 10/03/2014

The Almeida Theatre's current production of 1984 will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End from 28th April until 19th July.

Adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan from the novel by George Orwell, 1984 will be produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions along with Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre.

1984 was originally published in 1949 and went on to become one of the most popular 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'.

1984: a synopsis

April, 1984. 1pm. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

School group booking information

School trip organisers can claim a discounted ticket rate when booking for ten or more students on performances from Monday to Thursday. One free teacher ticket is available for every ten pupils’ booked.

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