“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.