Orwell tale to be staged at Playhouse

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Nottingham Playhouse is to stage a theatre production of arguably the definitive book of the 20th century.

George Orwell’s 1984 can be seen there from September 13-28 , in a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.

This is to be a radical reworking by theatre company Headlong, directed by Robert Icke.

It is April 1984. Comrade 6079 Winston Smith thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love.

But Big Brother is watching and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye.

This major new production will explore the world inside Winston Smith’s head, as well as the world outside it and catches the euphoria and bliss that is buried deep underneath the cold face of Big Brother.

In an age of mass surveillance, 1984 remains as relevant now as it was when it was written, 65 years ago. For ticket details, call 0115 9419419.