A Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre Co-Production.The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in this radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.Following a critically acclaimed run in the West End, Headlong bring their lauded production to Scotland for the first time. Previous Headlong productions on the Citizens stage include Medea, The Seagull and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.Discover production images, audience feedback, videos and what Big Brother knows about you on Headlong's website.

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  • Fri 29 Aug 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 30 Aug 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Tue 2 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Wed 3 Sep 2014 @ 1.30PM
  • Sun 3 Aug 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Thu 4 Sep 2014 @ 1.30PM
  • Thu 4 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Fri 5 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 6 Sep 2014 @ 2.30PM
  • Sat 6 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM

  • Recommended for 14+

    Preview 29 Aug
    Post Show Talk 2 Sep

    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop


    The Public Reviews

    “A chilling, ingenious 101 minutes.”
    ★★★★★ The Times

    “A work of extraordinary quality and intensity”
    ★★★★★ The Independent

    “A superbly handled multimedia exploration”
    ★★★★★ The Guardian

    “Remarkable, radical version ...rendered with clinical, spine tingling finesse”
    ★★★★★ The Telegraph

    Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Copyright, 1949) by permission of Bill Hamilton as the Literary Executor of the Estate of the Late Sonia Brownell Orwell, in a new adaptation by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

    • Cast & Creative Team
      Written by George Orwell A new adaptation created and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan Design Chloe Lamford Lighting Natasha Chivers Sound Tom Gibbons Video Tim ReidCAST O’Brien - Tim Dutton Syme - Ben Porter Charrington - Steven Elder Parsons - George Potts Martin - Andre Flynn Winston - Matthew Spencer Julia - Janine Harouni Mrs Parsons - Mandi Symonds
    Running Time: 1hr 40min