A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
Orwells fiction has become our reality: Big Brother is watching.
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging of the literary classic explores surveillance, identity and why Orwells vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.
A literary masterpiece meets sheer theatrical ambition as one of the 20th centurys greatest novels is given new life by some of the British theatres fastest rising stars. 1984. Book now. Big Brother is watching!
"Brilliant!" - ★★★★★ Einancial Times, UK
"Remarkable! Rendered with clinical spine-tingling finesse." - ★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph, UK
"Never lets the audience off the hook." - ★★★★★ The Guardian, UK
"Crushingly powerful stuff!" - ★★★★★ Time Out London
"A chilling, ingenious 101 minutes" - ★★★★★ The Times, UK
"Orwell's '1984' has never seemed so current and terrifying" - Los Angeles Times
"This is a production of sharp ingenuity and jolting dramatic clout" - The Telegraph
"Chilling, Ingenious 100 minutes. I urge you to see this stunning show" - The Times
|Co-Adaptor / Director||Robert Icke & Duncan MacMillan|
|Lighting Designer||Natasha Chivers|
|Sound Designer||Tom Gibbons|
|Video Designer||Tim Reid|
|Associate Director (Australia)||Corey McMahon|
|Associate Lighting Designer||Marc Gough|
|Associate Sound Designer||Richard Bell|
|Associate Video Designer||Ian Valkeith|
|Assistant Director||Shannon Rush|
|Voice & Dialect Coach (Australian Tour 2017)||Simon Stollery|
|Voice & Dialect Coach (Auckland season)||Tiffany Knight|
|Associate Producer||Zac Tyler|
|Executive Producer (Headlong)
Executive Producer (STCSA)
|Production Manager & Associate Lighting Designer||Gavin Norris|
|Production Manager (Headlong)||Cath Bates|
1984 is a Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production, presented by Singapore International Festival of Arts, GWB Entertainment in association with State Theatre Company of South Australia.
(Photos by Shane Reid)