The new adaptation of 1984 by George Orwell, created by Robert Icke and Duncan MacmillanProduction has recouped its costs, with more than a third of the tickets sold at the special £19.84 ticket price, introduced by the producers with the aim of attracting younger audience members to get along to see the show.
The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984 will have its final West End performance on 23rd August 2014.
Demand was such that the production announced in June, a five-week extension until 23rd August 2014, prior to a second UK tour in the autumn 2014 starting in Glasgow, at the Citizens Theatre. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 opened in the West End on 28 April, transferring directly from the Almeida Theatre.
The production has continued to receive critical acclaim whilst also being a commercial success, with the West End run recouping after 10 weeks. During the run, 23,000 audience members took advantage of the 101 tickets per performance which were priced at £19.84. 35% of all ticket sales were for this price or lower.
1984 is written and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, set and costume designed by Chloe Lamford, with lighting designed by Natasha Chivers, sound designed by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid. Originally produced by Headlong and Nottingham Playhouse, 1984 had its world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse in September and went on to enjoy an immensely successful UK tour and a 7-week run at the Almeida Theatre.
George Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, is one of the most popular novels in recent history, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and ceaseless public mind-control. The story’s ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality.
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (No Interval)
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 14+
Show Opened: 28th April 2014
Booking Until: 23rd August 2014
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm