Other spaces at this venue include: Salberg Studio
From8th October 2013
To12th October 2013
What is currently on at Playhouse (V923)


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.
Book by George Orwell

Archive :: production:T1516635272, play:S2138, venue:V923
Current production:Work

Production details

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)


Presented byHeadlong
Presented byNottingham Playhouse Theatre Company
Presented byAlmeida 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
Performer Mark Arends
Performer Tim Dutton
Performer Stephen Fewell
Performer Christopher Patrick Nolan
Performer Matthew Spencer
Performer Gavin Spokes
Performer Mandi Symonds
Performer Hara Yannas

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