The stage version based around George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, previously seen at the West End is now heading Stateside.
George Orwell’s dystopian novel dealing with the clandestine ‘Big Brother, presenting alternating truths and protecting information, which was first published in 1948 has surged back up in sales following recent political unrest. The text had previously surged in sales in 2013, when questions had been previously raised about the ethics of spying.
The production has also been a recent success in England, and had premiered on the West End, to widespread acclaim.
The production team behind 1984 commented on the move, saying: ‘There is no piece of literature or art more relevant today than Orwell’s seminal work, and the producers are excited to be bringing it to Broadway.’ The production will open in New York in June.
Check out a trailer for the West End production of 1984 below: