A second chance to see the acclaimed Headlong production 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre as the chilling show returns to London.
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.
Written in 1949, the ominous novel predicts a dystopian future in which nobody can escape the eyes of the sinister Big Brother. Following the life of the protagonist Winston Smith, living with the citizens of Airstrip One, the chilling tale sees him struggle in an environment where he must either follow the party rules or face terrible consequences.
Harking back to the essential elements of the original novel, this hard-hitting production strips away many of the superfluous additions that have built up around the story and returns to Orwell's chilling main themes.