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1984George Orwell's seminal novel, 1984, is adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan for Headlong Theatre company who have created "a superbly handled multimedia speculation on the nature of truth" according to the Guardian theatre critic Lyn Gardner who gave it 5 out of 5. Though "not an easy watch" (Guardian), Headlong's version of George Orwell's novel on surveillance and censorship uses a book club from the distant future discussing Winston Smith's diary to makes the story more relevant today than ever. This smash hit adaptation returns to the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End for a three-month run beginning on 12th June 2015.

 

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A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing Cross and Embankment. If the exterior is a little too restrained however, the same cannot be said for the auditorium, which is a sumptuous tribute to theatrical excess. More about Playhouse Theatre

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Embankment Underground Station
 
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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  21% off
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from 1984
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    London > Attractions > Sights
    Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from 1984
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    St Martin-in-the-Fields
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from 1984
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    London > Shopping > Specialists
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    Foyles Royal Festival Hall
    London > Shopping > Books
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    London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from 1984
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownWomen on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownWomen on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownOlivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film has been adapted for the stage by the all-American writing team of Dav2015-05-04T19:30:00+01002015-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Playhouse Theatre,   Northumberland Avenue      WC2N 5DE
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    event > Theatre > Musicals
    DATES  17th December 2014 to 23rd May 2015
    VENUE  Playhouse Theatre 
    Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film has been adapted for the stage by the all-American writing team of Dav... More about this event
     
    198419841984George Orwell's seminal novel, 1984, is adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan for Headlong Theatre company who have created "a superbly handled multimedia speculation on the nature of truth" according to the Guardian theatre critic Lyn Gardner who gave it 5 out of 5. Though "not an easy watch" (Guardian), Headlong's version of George Orwell's2015-06-12T00:00:00+01002015-09-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Playhouse Theatre,   Northumberland Avenue      WC2N 5DE
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    event > Theatre > Adaptations
    DATES  12th June to 5th September 2015
    VENUE  Playhouse Theatre 
    George Orwell's seminal novel, 1984, is adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan for Headlong Theatre company who have created "a superbly handled multimedia speculation on the nature of truth" according to the Guardian theatre critic Lyn Gardner who gave it 5 out of 5. Though "not an easy watch" (Guardian), Headlong's version of George Orwell's... More about this event
     
     

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