Almeida Theatre, London
As if timed to perfection, George Orwell’s profound warning against state control, 1984, has stolen back into our consciousness just when surveillance is reaching a peak. Thanks to Edward Snowden, the NSA, GCHQ, Google and Facebook, issues of personal privacy have become burning subjects of debate.
Duke of York’s Theatre, London
© Johan Persson
It’s hardly surprising that Jennifer Haley’s The Nether has already acquired such acclaim (the Susan Smith Blackburn, a clutch of other American new writing awards as well as a Critics Circle award for its designer Es Devlin for last year’s British premiere at the Royal Court).