1984 creative credits


O’Brien Tim Dutton
Charrington Stephen Fewell
Julia Janine Harouni
Martin Christopher Patrick Nolan
Syme Ben Porter
Winston Matthew Spencer
Parsons Simon Coates
Mrs Parsons Mandi Symonds 


Adapted and Directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
Designer Chloe Lamford
Lighting Natasha Chivers
Sound Tom Gibbons
Video Tim Reid

Casting Ginny Schiller CDG
Associate Director Daniel Raggett
Associate Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr
Associate Sound Designer Peter Malkin
Associate Video Designer Ian Valkeith


Production Manager Cath Bates
Company Stage Manager Andy Ralph
Technical Stage Manager Ben Marshall
Deputy Stage Manager Amy Griffin
Assistant Stage Manager Matthew Lambart
Wardrobe Manager Heather Judge
Relighter Marc Gough
Sound Operator Matthew Russell



For Headlong: 1984, Romeo and Juliet.

Theatre includes: Translations, Arcadia, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pygmalion, Murmuring Judges, Arturo Ui and Black Snow (National Theatre); Coriolanus, The Merry Wives Of Windsor, Loveplay, Luminosity, The Taming Of The Shrew and The Comedy Of Errors (RSC); Plenty (Sheffield); The Prince of Homburg (Donmar Warehouse); Arthur and George, Wuthering Heights (Birmingham); The Hypochondriac, Tartuffe, The Alchemist, The Misanthrope (Liverpool); The Constant Wife, The Real Thing (Gate Theatre,

Dublin); Life After Scandal, Hand In Hand (Hampstead); Arcadia (Bristol Old Vic); The Miser (Chichester); and As You Like It (Cheek by Jowl, Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and New York Drama Desk Award nom- ination for Outstanding Featured Actor).

Television includes: Doctors; Holby City; EastEnders; The Amazing Mrs Pritchard; The Bill; Dream Team; A Touch Of Frost.

Film includes: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.


For Headlong: 1984.

Theatre includes: Dangerous Corner (Salisbury Playhouse); Insufficiency (River- side); A Handful of Dust (Cambridge Theatre Co.); Cider with Rosie (Birmingham Rep); She’s in Your Hands (Royal Exchange); London Assurance (Chichester/Haymarket); War and Pieces, The Lucky Ones, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Victory (Chichester Festival).

Television includes: Death in Paradise, DCI Banks, Midsomer Murders, New Tricks, A Risk Worth Taking, Bonkers, Outside the Rules, HMO, Ally McBeal, Oliver Twist, Thanks, In the Name of Love, Frenchman’s Creek, Melissa, Origin- al Sin, Pie in the Sky, No Bananas, Cecil Rhodes, The Vet, Peak Practice, Soldier Soldier, Against All Odds, Lovejoy, The Guilty, Inspector Alleyn, Deadwater, Hand in Gloves, A Man Lay Dead, Death in a White Tie and Artists in Crime.

Film includes: The Infiltrator, Delight, The Rendezvous, Razor’s Edge, No Snow, The Detonator, Derailed, Terminal, The Queen of Sheba’s Pearls, Tooth, The Bourne Identity, Dead by Monday, Hard to Forget, Darkness Falls, St. Ives, Death on Everest, Tom and Viv, Patriot Games and Murder of Quality.


For Headlong: 1984, Romeo and Juliet, ENRON (Chichester Festival Theatre, Royal Court and West End) and Paradise Lost.

Other theatre includes: Walking the Tightrope (Theatre Deli/Uncut), The Weird Little World of William Willow (Omnibus), Manchester Sound: The Massacre (Manchester Library Theatre); Breaking The Code (Frankfurt); Little Fines (Soundbites); The Tempest (Barbican BITE, tour of Palestine); Cello (The Yard); Things that Make No Sense/ Wiff Waff (Theatre Uncut, Latitude); Into Thy Hands (Jericho House, Wilton's Music Hall); Billy Bow (Nuffield); Henry IV Parts I & II (Bristol Old Vic); The Lie (King’s Head); Only When I Laugh, Under the Yum-Yum Tree (Mill, Sonning); Macbeth (Salisbury Playhouse); Lady Windermere’s Fan (Manchester Royal Exchange, tour); Twelfth Night (BAC); The Long and the Short and the Tall (West End); The Metamorphoses (Clod Ensemble); Travels with My Aunt (Leicester Haymarket, tour) and Of Thee I Sing (Barbican).

Television and film includes: The Courtroom, All Rise for Julian Clary and- Sexdrive.

Radio includes: Frankenstein, Vienna, Wildthyme, Bernice Summerfield and Doctor Who.

Stephen chairs the JMK Trust for young theatre directors and is the author of several published short stories.


For Headlong: 1984.

Theatre includes: Blair’s Children (Cockpit); War Horse (National/West End); Faith and Cold Reading (Live Theatre Newcastle); Scorched (Dialogue/ Old Vic Tunnels); The Seagull (Broadway/Royal Court); Macbeth (Broadway, BAM, West End); Twelfth Night/Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre); AC/ DC, Alice Trilogy (Royal Court); The Water Harvest (National Theatre Studio); Stones In His Pockets (West End, on tour); Molly Sweeny (Theatr Clwyd, on tour); The Changeling (Southwark Playhouse); Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Perth Rep); Of Mice and Men (Southwark Playhouse);Into the West/ Tir Na N’og (Harbour Front Centre, Toronto, US Tour); Antigone (Sheffield Crucible, on tour); The Romans in Britain (Man In the Moon Theatre); Othello, Macbeth (Riverside Studios); Cardenio (Shakespeare’s Globe); Cloud Nine (Lyric Hammersmith) and King Lear (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Television includes: Humans, Macbeth, Titanic – Birth of a Legend, Three Men in a Restaurant and Bass Odyssey.

Film includes: That Deadwood Feeling, Bullethead and Lone Clouds.


Theatre includes: Boeing Boeing (Oldham Coliseum), Charlie’s Dark Angel (Drayton Arms), Time of My Life, Arrivals and Departures, Absurd Person Singular, Surprises, Communicating Doors, Life of Riley (Stephen Joseph Theatre / UK Tours); Orwell a Celebration (Trafalgar Studios); Woman in Black (West End); Restoration (Salisbury Playhouse); Bedroom Farce (UK Tour); Losing Louis (UK Tour); The Tempest (Liverpool Playhouse); Edward II (Sheffield Crucible); The Fall Guy (Royal Exchange); Silence (RSC Fringe/Arcola Theatre); The Heiress; An Enemy of the People (National Theatre); The Invention of Love (National Theatre/West End) Happy Yet? (The Gate Theatre); Pocket Dream (York Theatre Royal); Disposing of the Body (Hampstead Theatre); What the Butler Saw (Hampstead Theatre / West End); Beckett (West End); Victory, Ego in Arcadia (Wrestling School); Hamlet (Greenwich Theatre); Little Hotel on the Side, Noises Off (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); School for Wives, Macbeth (English Touring Theatre); Doctor Faustus, Frankenstein, (Nuffield Southampton); The Atheist (Theatre 503); Hangover Square and In Pursuit of the English (Lyric, Hammersmith); Bodies (Newcastle Live Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (Greenwich Theatre).

Television includes: Survival of the Fittest; Manchild; Casualty; The Bill; West- beach; Covington Cross; Crossroads; Side By Side.

Film includes: School for Seduction and Young Blades.


For Headlong: 1984, Romeo and Juliet.

Other theatre includes: Macbeth (Orange Tree); Tartuffe (Watermill Theatre Newbury and on tour); Bent (Trafalgar Studios); Nicholas Nickleby (on tour, Gielgud Theatre and Toronto); War Horse (New London Theatre and West End); Hamlet (White Bear, Kennington); This Happy Breed (Theatre Royal, Bath); Atman (Finborough Theatre); The Busy Body (Southwark Playhouse) and Sleuth (Watermill, Newbury, Macbeth (Orange Tree Theatre)

TV includes: My Family.

Film includes: Alice, The Performance and The Runner.


For Headlong: 1984.

Theatre includes: A Streetcar Named Desire (Liverpool Playhouse); Hot Mikado (Landor); The Knitting Circle (Soho); Amazonia and In The Midnight Hour (Young Vic); Menopause The Musical (Shaw Theatre); Carrie’s War (West End, Sadler's Wells); Mary Poppins (Prince Edward); Thatcher’s Women (Paines Plough, Tricycle); The Miracle Plays (Oxford Stage Company); The Mystery Plays (Liverpool Playhouse, St Bartholomew’s Church);One Mo’ Time; Godspell (Barbican); Zipp! (Duchess); The Men I’ve Had (Young Vic and Jermyn St.); Peer Gynt, Romeo and Juliet (National); Anansi Steals The Wind (Talalwa, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bloomsbury); As You Like It (Theatre Royal Bath & US Tour); Simply Heavenly (Trafalgar Studios); 12th Night - The Musical (Edinburgh Festival); Pinocchio (Stratford East); Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Talalwa); The Threepenny Opera (Bloomsbury) and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Park).

Television includes: Scrubbers, Slags, Just Sex, Dream Stuffing, Casualty, Sea of Souls, Smack the Pony, Gems, Night and Day, Crown Prosecutor, Call Me Mister and Paradise Park.

Radio includes: Brief Lives, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, Something to Think About, Climbing in the Dark, Pictures in Your Mind and The Song Tree.

Mandi is a co-founder of Shorts new writing at the Landor Theatre. She has her own one-woman cabaret show, The Men I've Had with music by acclaimed Melbourne composer Warren Wills.


Theatre includes: I Love You Because, Rabbit, As You Like It, Boys, Twelfth Night, Hindle Wakes, The Lady’s Tragedy and The Rivals (LAMDA). 1984 is Janine’s professional stage debut.


Robert is the Associate Director of the Almeida. For the Almeida: Orestreia, The Fever, Mr Burns.

Theatre includes: 1984, Boys, Romeo and Juliet, Decade (all Headlong); The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse).

Robert was Associate Director of Headlong from 2010-2013, Artistic Director of the Arden Theatre Company in Stockton-on-Tees from 2003-2007 and of the Swan Theatre Company in Cambridge from 2005-2008, where he was awarded the Susie Gautier-Smith Prize for his contribution to theatre. His production of 1984 (which he co-adapted and directed with Duncan Macmillan) won Best Director at the UK Theatre Awards and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play. Robert was selected as one of the Hospital Club’s 100 most influential people working across Britain’s creative industries in 2014.


As Writer, theatre includes: People, Places and Things (Headlong/National Theatre), The Forbidden Zone (Salzburger Festspiele / Schaubühne Berlin); Wunschloses Unglück (Burgtheater Wien); Atmen (Schaubühne Berlin); Reise durch die Nacht (Schauspiel Köln / Theatertreffen / Avignon Festival); Lungs (Studio Theatre Washington DC /Paines Plough / Sheffield Theatres); Monster (Royal Exchange, Manchester). Monster was the winner of two awards in the inaugural Bruntwood Playwriting Competition and Lungs won Best New Play in the Off West End Awards. Reise durch die Nacht, created with Katie Mitchell and Lyndsey Turner, won the Nestroypreis for Best German Language Production.

As Director, theatre includes: Contractions (Studio Theatre, Washington DC);

Cradle Me (Finborough Theatre).

Formerly Writer-in Residence at Paines Plough and Manchester Royal Exchange, Duncan is currently on attachment at Soho Theatre. He is also writing new plays for BBC Radio 3 and 4.


Training: Wimbledon School of Art.

Winner of the 2007 Best Design Award from the TMA for Small Miracle

Arts Foundation Fellowship for Design Performance 2013, which has recently successfully concluded.

Royal Court Theatre as Associate Artist.

Theatre includes: The World of Extreme Happiness (the Shed, National Theatre); Boys (Headlong); Open Court, Circle Mirror Transformation (Royal Court); Cannibals, The Gate Keeper (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Praxis Makes Perfect (National Theatre Wales); The Events (Actors Touring Company/ Young Vic); The History Boys (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Salt, Root and Roe (Trafalgar Studios 2); Disco Pigs and Sus, Blackta (Young Vic); My Shrinking Life, Appointment With the Wicker Man, Knives and Hens (National Theatre Scotland); The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales / Edinburgh Festival); Ghost Story (Sky Arts Live Drama); Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall); My Romantic History (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield / Bush Theatre); Joseph K and the Kreutzer Sonata (Gate Theatre); Songs From a Hotel Bedroom (Royal Opera House / Tour); it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (Clean Break); Everything Must Go!, This Wide Night (Soho Theatre); The Mother Ship, How to Tell the Monsters From the Misfits (Birmingham Rep); The Country (Salisbury Playhouse); Desire Lines, the Snow Queen (Sherman Theatre, Cardiff); Small Miracle (Tricycle Theatre / Mercury Theatre, Colchester).

Opera includes: The Little Sweep, Let’s Make an Opera (Sweden); The Magic Flute (English Touring Opera); War and Peace (Scottish Opera/Royal Conservatoire Scotland); The Cunning Little Vixen, Orpheus in the Underworld (Royal College of Music); La Calisto (Early Opera Company).

Current Projects: The Internet is Serious Business by Tim Price, God Bless the Child by Molly Davies, 2071 by Duncan Macmillan, How to Hold your Breath by Zinnie Harris (Royal Court); Rules for Living (National Theatre); Verklarte Nacht (Rambert Dance); Alcina (Aix en Provence Festival).


Theatre and opera include: Adler & Gibb, The Mistress Contract, Gastronauts, The Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court); Boeing Boeing (Sheffield Crucible); War Correspondents (Helen Chadwick); Macbeth (National Theatre of Scotland /Broadway); Green Snake (National Theatre of China); Praxis Makes Perfect (Neon Neon / National Theatre Wales); The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales); 27, The Wheel, Mary Stuart, The House of Bernard Alba, Empty/Miracle Man, Home (Glasgow) (National Theatre of Scotland); One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (Eclipse); The Village Bike, Happy Days (Sheffield Crucible); And The Horse You Rode in On (Told by an Idiot); Zaide (Classical Opera / Sadler's Wells); Statement of Regret (National Theatre); Sunday in the Park With George (Wyndham's Theatre); The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland / Improbable); That Face (Royal Court/West End); Othello, Dirty Wonderland, Pool (No Water), Tiny Dynamite, Peepshow, Hymns and Sell-Out (Frantic Assembly).

Dance includes: Motor Show (LIFT / Brighton Festival); Electric Hotel (Sadlers Well's / Fuel); Electric Counterpoint (Royal Opera House); God’s Garden (Arthur Pita/ROH Linbury/Tour); Broken, Scattered (Motionhouse); Run! and Renaissance (Greenwich and Docklands International Festival); Beyond Belief (Legs on the Wall, CarriageWorks, Sydney); Encore (Sadler's Wells) and work with the Ballet Boyz at the Royal Festival Hall.

Natasha won a Theatre Critics of Wales Award in 2014 for Praxis Makes Perfect (Best Lighting), a Theatre Award UK in 2011 for Happy Days (Best Design with Lizzie Clachan) and an Olivier Award in 2007 for Sunday in the Park With George (Best Lighting Design).


Training: Central School of Speech and Drama.Recent Theatre Includes: White Devil, As You Like It (RSC), Translations (Sheffield Crucible), A View From the Bridge, Happy Days, A Season in the Congo, Disco Pigs (Young Vic), Mr Burns, 1984 (Almeida), Romeo & Juliet (Headlong), Lion Boy (Complicite), Julius Caesar (Donmar, St Ann’s Brooklyn), Grounded (Gate Theatre), The Spire (Salisbury Playhouse), London (Paines Plough), Roundabout Season (Shoreditch Town Hall, Paines Plough), The Rover (Hampton Court Palace), Love Love Love, (Royal Court), Island (National Theatre, Tour), Dead Heavy Fantastic (Liverpool Everyman), Plenty (Crucible Studio, Sheffield), Encourage The Others (Almeida), Wasted (Paines Plough, Tour), Chalet Lines, The Knowl- edge, Little Platoons, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, (Bush Theatre) Hairy Ape, Shivered, Faith, Hope and Charity, The Hostage, Toad (Southwark Playhouse), Sold (503), The Chairs (Ustinov Bath), The Country, The Road To Mecca, The Roman Bath, 1936, The Shawl (Arcola), Utopia, Bagpuss, Everything Must Go, Soho Streets (Soho Theatre), Hitchcock Blonde (Hull Truck)

As Associate: Choir Boy (Royal Court), Broken Space Season (Bush Theatre).


As Video Designer, theatre, dance and opera include: Scale (Scottish Dance Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); Love Your Soldiers, The History Boys (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Quiz Show, Tree of Knowledge (Traverse Theatre); Carousel (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); White Rose (Firebrand Theatre); 8 (Glasgay Festival); Biding Time (Remix) (A Band Called Quinn / Tromolo Productions); Ghost Patrol (Scottish Opera / Music Theatre Wales); Educating Ronnie (High Tide / MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling); Can We Talk About This? (DV8); Clockwork (Visible Fictions / Scottish Opera); Girl X, 99… 100, Peter Pan (National Theatre of Scotland); Playback (Ankur Productions); The Not-So-Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo, Bright Black (Vox Motus); We Dance, Wee Groove (Stillmotion); Treasure Island, One Giant Leap (Wee Stories); Promises Promises (Random Accomplice); Cresseid (Edinburgh International Festival); White Tea (Fire Exit); The Tailor of Inverness, Factor 9 (Dogstar).

As Projection Designer: Wild Swans (Young Vic / ART). As Video Co-designer: Ten Billion (59 Productions / Royal Court); As One (Royal Ballet). Tim has worked as head of video for the National Theatre of Scotland and toured internationally. His work has been seen in places as diverse as Sydney Opera House and the Shetland Isles. More information and images of Tim’s work can be seen at timreidvideodesign.com


As Director: A Marked Man (Hightide); 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices 2012 (Old Vic); The Seagull (Bloomsbury); Close (Arcola); August Town (RADA); Mr Kolpert (Csoco, Edinburgh). As Associate Director: Bad Jews (Theatre Royal Bath/West End). As Resident/Staff Director: Three Days in the Country and A Small Family Business (National Theatre) and The Nether (Headlong/Royal Court/West End). As Assistant Director: Romeo and Juliet (Headlong/UK Tour); Noises Off (Old Vic/UK Tour); Abigail’s Party (Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour); The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse); Children’s Children (Almeida) and 24 Hour Musicals celebrity gala (Old Vic). Daniel is Associate Artist of HighTide Festival Theatre.