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Symposium on Radical Adaptation Close

In association with the Almeida Theatre and TAPRA | Feb. 15, 2014
A haggard man sits writing a diary by the light of a desklamp.

Saturday 15 February 2014
Almeida Theatre

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s radical new adaptation of 1984 explores how Orwell’s novel is as applicable to the here and now as it ever was.

Join the creators of 1984 and a panel of theatre experts to explore how the process of creating a truly successful adaptation is often a very different thing from delivering the version people expect.

The day includes:

  • A platform with the creators of 1984, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. 
  • Professor Mark O’Thomas (University of Lincoln) on the Almeida Theatre and Headlong’s production of American Psycho.
  • Dr Bryce Lease (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Jozefina Komporaly (De Montford University) on adaptation in European Theatre, including the work of radical directors Krystian Lupa and Thomas Ostermeier. 
  • Lunch and refreshments.

09.30 – 10.00          Welcome with tea, coffee and pastries

10.00 – 11.15          Platform on adapting classical plays for a contemporary audiences.

11.15 – 11.30          Tea & coffee

11.30 – 13.00          Platform on adapting novels for the stage.

13.00 – 14.30          Lunch

14.30 – 16.00         Performance of 1984 (Tickets must be purchased separately).

16.15 – 17.15         Post Show Discussion with the creators of 1984, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.

A limited number of top price tickets for the matinee on Saturday 15 February are available to people attending the event. Tickets are available to students at a discounted rate. These tickets are only valid with a ticket to the Radical Adaptation event.

Copies of the 1984 playscript are also available to event ticket holders in advance at a discounted price of £5.

These can both be purchased from the Almeida box office when buying a ticket for the radical adaptation event.

Tickets: £20*
Concessions and Headlong/Almeida members: £15*
TAPRA Members: £10

To book call the Almeida Theatre box office on 020 7359 4404

*Ticket price includes a year’s membership to TAPRA.