1984 extends West End run by five weeks

A scene from the stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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1984, the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre co-production, has extended its run at the Playhouse Theatre in the West End by five weeks.

The adaptation of George Orwell’s book, by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, will now close on August 23. Previously it was scheduled to run until July 19.

The production is directed by Icke and Macmillan. It is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions in association with 1001 Nights, Rupert Gavin, JFL Theatricals, GHF Productions, Scott M. Delman, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, and James Lefkowitz.

1984 had its premiere in Nottingham, before touring the UK and then running at the Almeida for seven weeks. It opened at the Playhouse in April and will tour again this autumn.