Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have created 1984, originally written by George Orwell, into a new adaptation. Due to unprecedented demand, a 5-week extension is announced for the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984, a critically acclaimed adaptation by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.
The production has been run at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre until 23 August 2014 (previously 19th July 2013), prior to a second UK tour in the autumn, as previously announced. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 opened in the West End on 28 April, transferring directly from the Almeida Theatre.
《1984》是英國作家喬治·奧威爾創作的一部政治諷刺小說，羅伯特·艾奇（Robert Icke）和鄧肯·麥克米倫（Duncan Macmillan）編寫的全新版本在近期問世。該劇自上映以來廣受好評，一票難求的現象更是屢次發生，於是製片團隊決定在英國巡演站——倫敦西區劇場（West End’s Playhouse Theatre）加演5週。
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 designed by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid. Originally produced by Headlong and Nottingham Playhouse, 1984 had its world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse in September and went on to enjoy a hugely successful UK tour and a 7-week run at the Almeida Theatre.
《1984》擁有精良的製作班底：艾奇和麥克米倫親自編導，克洛伊（Chloe Lamford）負責佈景和舞台服裝，娜塔莎·奇弗斯（Natasha Chivers）負責燈光設計，湯姆·吉本斯（Tom Gibbons）和蒂姆·里德(Tim Reid)分別負責音效和影像部分。由黑德朗劇場和諾丁漢劇場（Headlong and Nottingham Playhouse）共同合作打造的戲劇版本《1984》，全球首映地點就設在諾丁漢劇場，其後的英國巡迴也在萬眾矚目下獲得佳績。
George Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, is one of the most influential novels in recent history, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality.
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 might actually be the first step to flying.
展覽場地：West End’s Playhouse Theatre 倫敦西區劇場