As you enter the theatre, a sign warns you of "mild violence". Since the play is by Tracy Letts, who wrote the visceral Killer Joe as well as the bilious August: Osage County, you'd expect something a bit more extreme.
It was a momentous year. In 1963, we had the Profumo scandal and the first Beatles LP, the National Theatre company was created under Laurence Olivier and the Royal Shakespeare Company became a global force with Peter Hall's production of The Wars of the
It is no mean feat to offer a new perspective on a familiar work. That, however, is what Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, as joint creators of this new version of George Orwell's famous novel, have ingeniously done.