By George Orwell


Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 September 2014 Download Calendar

The Lyric


April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye.

The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in this radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.

Headlong continues to interrogate our most important cultural texts, following productions of Six Characters In Search Of An Author, King Lear, Medea, Romeo and Juliet, The Seagull and Spring Awakening. This co-production has previously enjoyed a national tour in 2013, and seven weeks at the Almeida Theatre in London, followed by a West End run earlier this year.

Running Time: 1hr 40mins
Age Guideline: 14+

Please note, this production will contain loud noises and flashing lights. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Assisted Performances

Audio Described
Sat 13 Sep 2.30pm

Sat 13 Sep 7.30pm

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:
£13.20 – £27.20

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company, ANLO:
£7 off A, B & C (Tue – Thu eves & Sat Mat 2.30pm)

Over 60s, Disabled:
£3 off A, B & C (Tue – Thu eves & Sat Mat 2.30pm)

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & C (Wed & Thu eves)

£4 off A, B & C (first performance – 9 September 2014)

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A, B & C (Tue – Thu eves & Sat Mat 2.30pm)

Groups of 10+:
£1.50 off A, B & C

Groups of 20+:
£2.50 off A, B & C

Groups of 40+:
£3.50 off A, B & C

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.


An ingeniously fresh and harrowingly convincing approach.


A remarkable, radical touring version for Headlong blazing with clinical, spine-tingling finesse. It points us back to the novel, revealing it as fully fit-for-purpose in the 21st century, and quite possibly timeless

The Telegraph

A superbly handled multimedia exploration on the nature of truth that never lets the audience off the hook.

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

A staging that reconsiders a classic with such steely power that it chills brain, blood and bone.

Sam Marlows, The Times
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