Casting announced for 1984
Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation returns to the Playhouse in June
Casting has been announced for the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984 which returns to the Playhouse Theatre in June.
Rosie Ede (When We Are Married, Bristol Old Vic) will take the role of Mrs Parsons alongside Andrew Gower (The Conquest of the South Pole, Rose Kingston) as Winston, Joshua Higgott (Oresteia, Almeida/West End) as Syme, Richard Katz (Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare's Globe) as Charrington, Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, National Theatre) as Parsons, Daniel Rabin (Pericles, Shakespeare's Globe) as Martin, Catrin Stewart (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Clywd Theatre Cymru) as Julia and Angus Wright (The Cherry Orchard, Young Vic) as O'Brien.
Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler will alternate the role of Child.
Orwell's book, published in 1949, is one of the most influential novels of modern times, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind control.
You can read our review of the show here.
1984 will run at the Playhouse Theatre from 28 June to 3 September.