Find out more about 1984

Thursday 12th September 2013

Our autumn season begins with a radical new staging of 1984, one of the definitive books of the 20th century.

See the trailer

1984 is a co-production with Headlong, our second in as many years following the success of Romeo & Juliet in spring 2012.

Is Big Brother watching you?

An exciting collaboration with King’s College Cultural Institute and web developers M/A have resulted in an application that enables you to see your ‘digital double’. Your digital double is formed as you browse the internet and your activity is tracked and monitored by various organisations with varying interests. If you want to meet your digital double visit

Headlong Associate Artist Sarah Grochala writes in The Guardian about the process of bringing the app together and making it work with the performance of 1984.

Bringing a show together

Throughout the rehearsal process, Headlong have been keeping a rehearsal room blog and also linked to some interesting articles that relate to the themes of 1984.

Week one
Week two
Week three
Week four
Week five
See the rehearsal room photos
Descartes Demon
Joseph Stalin

1984 / 2013

Despite being published in 1949, it is uncanny just how relevant George Orwell’s 1984 is today, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind control. Sales of the book have increased significantly since the Edward Snowden / National Security Agency revelations earlier this year; don’t miss this radical new staging of a classic story.

Win two tickets to see 1984

We have ten pairs of tickets up for grabs for two performances of 1984; Saturday 21 September at 2.30pm and Thursday 26 September at 1.30pm. To enter visit out Twitter page @SkyMirror and look out for our tweets about the competition!

Winners will be drawn in two parts: by midday on Friday 20 September and by 6pm on Tuesday. We would prefer to notify you by direct message so we recommend that you follow us @SkyMirror.

Terms and conditions apply: This competition entitles the winner to a pair of tickets to see 1984 on either Saturday 21 September at 2.30pm or Thursday 26 September at 1.30pm. This competition is subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and is not redeemable against tickets already purchased. The tickets are non-transferable.


To book your tickets for 1984 click here