1984

Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Almeida Theatre present

1984

By George Orwell. A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

Wednesday 9 September - Saturday 26 September 2015

Main House - Tickets: £10.50 - £28.50

Age Guidance 14+ - 101 minutes - No Interval

Details

“I urge you to see this stunning show”
The Times

Prior to a World Tour and direct from the West End, this five-star production of Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 returns to Nottingham, following two West End runs, a sold-out run at the Almeida, and two critically acclaimed UK tours.

Theatre’s most powerful event is a co-production between Nottingham Playhouse, Headlong and Almeida Theatre, which has now been seen by a quarter of a million people. Don’t miss your chance to see it when it opens in Nottingham on Wednesday 9 September.

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Orwell’s ideas have become our ideas; his fiction is often said to be our reality. The “definitive book of the 20th century” (The Guardian) is re-examined in this radical and much lauded staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.

★★★★★ The Observer
★★★★★ The Times
★★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

Please note

There is NO interval during this performance. Due to a readmittance policy latecomers will be admitted after 17 minutes. Anyone who leaves the auditorium during the performance will be readmitted to the circle.

Pre-Show Talk: Press When Illuminated

Thursday 17 September at 6:30pm
Ustinov Room

Whilst not directly linked to 1984, speaker Adrian Reynolds presents a talk in which notions of doublethink and control are implicit within its exploration of medicine, revelations about the history of hypnosis and more.

1984 is part of The Conspiracy Season, watch the trailer below:

The Conspiracy Pass

The Conspiracy Pass allows Backstage Pass members to buy tickets for all four shows in the season for £75 per person. Join today…

Conspiracy Season Meal Packages

Audience members booking tickets to 1984, The Rubenstein Kiss and The Duchess of Malfi can make the night even more special with our Silver and Gold meal packages.

Dates & Times

1984 - Wed 9 Sep 7:45pm Wed 9 Sep Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £10.50 - £13.00
1984 - Thu 10 Sep 7:45pm Thu 10 Sep Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £10.50 - £13.00
1984 - Fri 11 Sep 7:00pm Fri 11 Sep Main House 7:00pm Press Night £11.50 - £28.50
1984 - Sat 12 Sep 7:45pm Sat 12 Sep Main House 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50
1984 - Mon 14 Sep 7:45pm Mon 14 Sep Main House 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50
1984 - Tue 15 Sep 7:45pm Tue 15 Sep Main House 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
1984 - Wed 16 Sep 7:45pm Wed 16 Sep Main House 7:45pm Post Show Talk £10.50 - £26.50
1984 - Thu 17 Sep 1:30pm Thu 17 Sep Main House 1:30pm £10.50 - £16.00
1984 - Thu 17 Sep 7:45pm Thu 17 Sep Main House 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
1984 - Fri 18 Sep 7:45pm Fri 18 Sep Main House 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50
1984 - Sat 19 Sep 2:30pm Sat 19 Sep Main House 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £16:00
1984 - Sat 19 Sep 7:45pm Sat 19 Sep Main House 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50
1984 - Tue 22 Sep 7:45pm Tue 22 Sep Main House 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
1984 - Wed 23 Sep 7:45pm Wed 23 Sep Main House 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £26.50
1984 - Thu 24 Sep 1:30pm Thu 24 Sep Main House 1:30pm £10.50 - £16:00
1984 - Thu 24 Sep 7:45pm Thu 24 Sep Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance £10.50 - £26.50
1984 - Fri 25 Sep 7:45pm Fri 25 Sep Main House 7:45pm Sign Interpreted £11.50 - £28.50
1984 - Sat 26 Sep 7:45pm Sat 26 Sep Main House 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50

Reviews

“This risk-taking adaptation… is doubleplus good” ★★★★★
The Telegraph

“In showing us the future it makes us question the present” ★★★★★
The Guardian

“It chills brain, blood and bone” ★★★★★
The Times

“A theatrical tour de force that has the destructive power of an earthquake”
The Stage

“Tantalisingly different”
Nottingham Post

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