Big Brother is watching you - at Cambridge Arts Theatre

George Orwell's 1984

George Orwell's 1984 - Credit: Archant

A critically acclaimed performance of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 comes to the stage at Cambridge.

George Orwell's 1984

George Orwell's 1984 - Credit: Archant

The Arts theatre hosts the adaptation of the novel from Tuesday 21 to Saturday October 25.

The play tells the story of comrade 6079, Winston Smith who thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love.

But Big Brother is watching him - and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye.

Directed by Cambridge graduate, Rob Icke, this hugely successful co-production was one of Headlong’s most acclaimed and commercially successful tours in recent history, having had its world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013.

George Orwell's 1984

George Orwell's 1984 - Credit: Archant

Nominated for an Olivier award the show transferred to the west end’s Playhouse Theatre following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre.

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.

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The play can be seen from Tuesday to Saturday at 7.45pm.

On Thursday and Saturday it is also performed at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £15/£21/£25/£27.

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