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.
Sat 13 Sep 2.30pm
Sat 13 Sep 7.30pm
Pricing & Concessions
£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)
£5 off A, B & C (Wed & Thu eves)
£4 off A, B & C (first performance – 9 September 2014)
£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.
Dates & Times
A 70p per ticket booking fee will be applicable on all bookings made online, by phone and in person, for any payment method, up to a maximum of nine tickets. An additional 80p postage fee applies for tickets that are mailed to customers. Corporate Member, Friend, Group and School tickets do not incur a booking fee.
Concessionary tickets for Under 16s, Over 60s, Students, Young and People’s Company members and TRAC members can be purchased online. Members will need to be logged in to the website in order for their concession to apply.
If you have a membership but have not yet created an online account with us please contact the Box Office on 01752 267222 and we will ensure your membership is associated with your website login for all future bookings.
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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
A superbly handled multimedia exploration on the nature of truth that never lets the audience off the hook.
A staging that reconsiders a classic with such steely power that it chills brain, blood and bone.