1984 in London

 Theatre Breaks for 1984 in London are no longer available to book

The Olivier Award nominated and critically acclaimed production of George Orwell’s 1984 Theatre Breaks returns to the Playhouse Theatre this summer.


5 STARS from The Observer, The Financial Times, The Times, Time Out, The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Telegraph

A production of sharp ingenuity and jolting dramatic clout  Daily Telegraph

Playful and provocative… Stylish and sophisticated Evening Standard

Chilling, ingenious 100 minutes. I urge you to see this stunning show The Times

The story, written in 1949, predicts a grim future in which protagonist Winston Smith and his fellow citizens of Airstrip One are forced to tow the party line or risk extermination.

Orwell’s much famed novel about a dystopian future in which citizens are policed by the all seeing Big Brother has been adapted on countless occasions, but this production threatens to be as tantalising yet terrifying as ever.

The Headlong Theatre production puts a new spin on the Orwellian classic as the narrative is framed within the fictional discovery of Winston’s “diary” by historians. Together they try to decipher whether Winston’s tale is a work of mere fiction or, indeed, truly horrifying historical fact.

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Theatre : The Playhouse, Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE
Nearest Tube Stations:
 Embankment and Charing Cross

Opened: 14th June 2016
Booking to : Now closed
Performance Times: Monday to Saturday at 1930; Wednesday and Saturday at 1430

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