[NEWS] 1984 Gets Extended West End Run

The classic may have been George Orwell’s fiction, but it’s this generation’s reality.

Originally scheduled to end by July, Headlong's radical new staging of 1984 extends its run until 23 August at the Playhouse Theatre.

Based on the a novel that has been touted as the ‘definitive book of the 20th century,’ the character of Winston Smith is introduced to this generation’s hyper-social, constantly-connected Millenials and presents the central plotline of the book: Big Brother is always watching.

First published at the tail end of the 40s, Orwell’s almost dystopian vision of the future—of a society under the scrutinous and oppressive eye of Big Brother—rings a little too close to home as it is staged for 2014.

Amid the controversy of WikiLeaks and revelations from Edward Snowden, 1984’s chilling relevance becomes an inadvertent mirror into today’s societal concerns and political climate.

Having finished a sold out run at the Almeida Theatre, 1984 moved to the Playhouse Theatre at the West End last 28 April and will now enjoy an extended 5 week run.

Adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, 1984 has received good reviews from critics, making its nomination for Best New Play at this year’s Olivier Awards coming in as no surprise.

Hit The Theatre is accepting bookings for 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre for its extended run from 9 May to 23 August.

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