Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skillfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the harsh totalitarian world he lives in which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. This new major production explores the world inside Winston Smith's head, as well as the world without, and catches the euphoria and bliss buried deep underneath the cold face of Big Brother. Headlong's version explores why Orwell's gaze is as applicable to the here and now as it ever was. Age 14+. Running time: 1hr 40mins (no interval)Performers Mark Arends, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Matthew Spencer, Gavin Spokes, Mandi Symonds, Hara Yannas.
Book by George Orwell. Presented by Headlong. Presented by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company. Presented by Almeida Theatre. Adapted by Robert Icke. Adapted by Duncan Macmillan. Director Robert Icke. Other Duncan Macmillan (text). Design Chloe Lamford. Costume Chloe Lamford. Lighting Natasha Chivers. Sound Tom Gibbons.