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1984 extends at West End's Playhouse until August

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation has received a five-week extension

A scene from 1984 at the Playhouse
© Manuel Harlan

A five-week extension has been announced for the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida production of 1984.

With a previous closing date of 19 July 2014 the production will now run at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre until 23 August 2014, prior to a second UK tour in the autumn.

Adapted from George Orwell’s influential novel, received its world premiere in Nottingham in September, and completed a successful UK tour and seven-week run at the Almeida Theatre before coming to the West End.

According to press material: "Filtering the spirit and the ambition of the novel through the lens of contemporary culture, this radical new staging explores surveillance culture, identity and how thinking you can fly actually be the first step to flying."

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 designd by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid.