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Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s chilling re-working of George Orwell’s masterpiece returns to the West End this June following sell-out runs nationwide.

In this critically acclaimed production, a group of historians uncover the diary of Winston Smith and must establish whether it is a work of fiction or the picture of a horrifying reality. Winston, an employee of the Ministry of Truth, lives under the ever-watchful eye of Big Brother. Love, however, intervenes and Winston starts to think for himself, a very dangerous activity.

A co-production between Nottingham Playhouse, Headlong and Almeida Theatre, 1984 is captivating and brutal. Winston’s story is told using over-lapping timeframes which draw compelling parallels between the dystopian world of 1984 and contemporary society. An onslaught of sensory experiences stalk Winston as he is subjected to disorientating flashbacks, bursts of sound and blinding light. Ingenious theatrical devices and incisive writing make 1984 a haunting, radical and visceral play.

Lauded for its powerful vision and seen by over a quarter of a million people, 1984 will run for 12 weeks only at London’s Playhouse Theatre. Don’t miss your chance to experience this exceptional stage production of the 20th century’s most important book. Book your 1984 tickets today.

Customer Reviews

51 reviews
Jane Wiest
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28 Oct 2016

The flashing lights and noises were very disturbing and made me quite ill. I had to leave early. The film component was very odd. It was too long to have no interval.

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27 Oct 2016

A little bewildering at times, but of course that's the point in many ways. An interesting take on the novel.

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25 Oct 2016

The whole production was superb, a very powerful play.

Paul Marshall
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25 Oct 2016

Without knowledge of Orwell's book I think this performance would leave the viewer baffled and blind!. I thoroughly enjoyed it but I found it difficult to transition from a day at work then via the hustle and bustle of London streets to the seat and within minutes of being seated be bombarded by the intensity of the first scenes. I felt the overwhelming aspect of Big Brother was absent, the continuous monitoring and intrusion into citizens lives. That was what struck me about the original text, plus (for stage reasons I'm sure) the story is modified in many ways.

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23 Oct 2016

Great play. Truly enjoyed


When is it showing


Northumberland Avenue, London

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.



How Does It Work

You will receive a print at home voucher on the final booking screen, please print and exchange at the venue box office.

When Can I Go

Mon- Sat 7.30pm

Wed and Sat 2.30pm

Where Do I Go

Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue