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Headlong tours new 1984 from September

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Headlong will tour a new version of George Orwell's 1984 later this year, opening at Nottingham Playhouse from 13 to 28 September 2013.

Associate director Robert Icke will direct his and Duncan MacMillan's adaptation in a co-production with Nottingham Playhouse, with further tour dates to be announced soon.

Published in 1949, the novel is one of the most influential in recent times, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind control.

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 falling in love could be the greatest revolutionary act."

Alongside Icke and MacMillan, the creative team also includes designer Chloe Lamford.

Headlong's recent credits include acclaimed stagings of Faustus, Six Characters in Search of An Author, King Lear and Medea. Artistic director Rupert Goold is set to succeed Michael Attenborough at the Almeida Theatre later this year.

1984 runs as part of Nottingham Playhouse's 50th anniversary season which, as {previously reported::E8831359637831}, opens in April with the European premiere of Matthew Spangler's stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international bestseller The Kite Runner.


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