1984 – at the Almeida Theatre

“April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

“Orwell’s ideas have become our ideas; his fiction is often said to be our reality. The ‘definitive book of the 20th century’ (The Guardian) is re-examined in a radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.” – from the Almeida Theatre website

This touring production by Headlong was first staged at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013. Headlong are the company behind Chimerica and American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre.

“A superbly handled multimedia exploration on the nature of truth that never lets the audience off the hook.” ★★★★★ – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“This is a staging that reconsiders a classic with such steely power that it chills brain, blood and bone.” – Sam Marlowe, The Times

“This risk-taking adaptation of George Orwell’s masterpiece is doubleplusgood.” – Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

“A dizzyingly intelligent interrogation of truth and fiction.” – Catherine Love, Exeunt

At present all seats for this date are sold out; however day seats may be available, and if you are interested in these please phone the box office on[masked] for more details about how and when to buy them.

If you’re open to sitting next to another member, feel free to mention your seat number (and whether stalls or circle) in the comments below, for group members who may want to book a neighbouring seat. I’m in circle seat C21.

Please contribute £1 on arrival (to help defray the approx. £100 per annum that Meetup charges to run a group) – thanks in advance.

We will have drinks for half an hour in the theatre cafe-bar after the play. And for anyone who would like to stay on for dinner and a conversation about the play, after drinks we will be going to Pasha, 2 minutes‘ walk away. If you would like to stay for dinner, then you will need to be included in the reservation, so let me know as soon as possible (either in the comments below or by direct message) – because Pasha is popular but small, and we have limited prospects of adding more people to the booking close to the date.

In the days immediately prior, I’ll circulate details of arrangements to meet before the performance.

                                                                   Picture: Eureka! 

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  • Jane

    Disturbing, compelling and memorable. Another excellent production by Headlong. And a great meal and conversation afterwards, lots of films I now need to see...

    March 2

  • Stopford

    any last minute changes-in-plan that mean people have a ticket going spare?

    February 26

  • Mazzie

    Are there any tickets? I want to come

    February 26

    • Jane

      Please see the description above for information about day seats

      February 26

  • Jane

    I've sent a message to everyone who RSVPed yes with the details of arrangements to meet prior to the play, and drinks and dinner afterwards. Please let me know if you've RSVPed but haven't received the message.

    February 26

  • Claudia B.

    I can make this Thursday but unfortunately it's sold out!

    February 26

  • Maggie S.

    Do contact if you have a ticket to spare £16 or £8 good for me[masked] Many thanks x

    February 22

  • Nick B.

    Have put attending but just checked the site and it's sold out :( If anyone has a spare ticket message me on:[masked] - muchos gracious!

    February 22

  • Sally

    Ticket going.. I managed to get a ticket but now I can't go. Message me if you're interested :)

    February 19

    • Egor

      Hi Sally, I'll buy your ticket. Please PM me if still available.

      February 19

    • Egor

      Hi Sally, there seems to be no way to respond to your PM. Please text or ring me on[masked] to arrange ticket pickup. I'm in North London, day time OK. Thanks in advance.

      February 20

  • Jane

    I've just sent a message to all about drinks and dinner arrangements after the play - please let me know if you don't receive it.

    February 11

    • Richard D.

      Can't make dinner as it is a little late for an early morning start, but will meet for drinks. Cheers!

      February 11

  • Sophie

    Hi, I've just managed to get a last minute ticket for 1984. I have a spare ticket if someone wants to come along too then let me know and we can try and sort something.

    February 10

    • violetta

      I can take your spare ticket.....would be grate....my number[masked] violetta

      February 10

  • Anya

    Same as Joe - II also live just around the corner and would love to go, so if anyone can't make it and would like to sell their ticket... Does anyone happen to know if they sell extra tickets at any point?

    January 14, 2014

    • Jane

      Hi Anya – see above for details of extra seats to be released next month

      January 29, 2014

    • Anya

      Thanks, Jane. I will try to get tickets then. Joe, Sally, I might see you in the queue :)

      January 30, 2014

  • violetta

    I looking for tickets as well...

    January 30, 2014

  • Sally

    I'm going to try and get a ticket in Feb. However if anyone can't make this then please let me know :)) thanks!

    January 2, 2014

    • Jane

      Hi Sally – see above for details of extra seats to be released next month

      1 · January 29, 2014

  • Joe

    Damn, I'm a bit late to the party. I live down the street and just found out about this. Any spare tickets, please let me know.

    January 11, 2014

    • Jane

      Hi Joe – see above for details of extra seats to be released next month

      January 29, 2014

  • Jane

    I've just stopped by the Almeida and confirmed the details of the extra seats to be released next month - these are side seats and will be released in two batches, one at 10 a.m. on 8 February and the other at 10 a.m. on 9 February. They will be available both online and in person. Good luck to those of you trying to get your hands on tickets! If you get one, don't forget to RSVP in order to receive the details about our event.

    January 29, 2014

  • Jenny P.

    Hi I have booked my ticket restricted view but bargain this will be my first event so looking froward to it :) xx

    December 8, 2013

  • Nadia B

    Hi, just booked my ticket - sitting in D11. Looking forward to it.

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Michelle

    I am sitting in stalls K9, there are quite a lot of seats still available.

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • Atul

    Booked. Stalls F20. Seemed to be the last stall seat though there is a restricted seat going in stalls - the system wouldn't let me book online, you need to call...if someone still wants a ticket go for that.

    November 26, 2013

    • Jane

      Glad you're coming Atul. I've checked online this morning, and it seems there are 4 full-price seats remaining and 25 restricted (whether partially or not). The Almeida advises that it will release up to 40 more seats in the side stalls after press night in mid-February.

      November 26, 2013

  • Richard D.

    I have booked Circle B26

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • marie

    Just bought my ticket: J11. Restricted view but for the price I cannot complain. See you there!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Hilary

    Really keen to see this. Unfortunately the date is no-go for me :( Will book separately for another date and compare notes with you all later.

    November 15, 2013

    • Jane

      Oh - I'm sorry to miss you on this one Hilary. Dates were quite tricky for 1984; there weren't terribly many to choose from with scope for the group to attend, as it's selling out fast. Look forward to seeing you later this month though.

      November 15, 2013

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