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1984 promotional imageWin a London mini-break to see theatrical phenomenon 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

Following a sell-out international tour, the five-star smash hit production of 1984 from acclaimed theatre company Headlong is back in London, now playing for a limited season.

To mark the return of this stunning adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, we’re offering The Student Room readers the chance to win a pair of top-price tickets to experience the show for themselves, plus an overnight stay at the four-star Strand Palace Hotel so they can make a full mini-break of their visit.

Just post in the comments with the words Big Brother is watching me and you'll be automatically entered into the prize draw.

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April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Orwell's ideas have become our ideas; his fiction is often said to be our reality. The "definitive book of the 20th century" (The Guardian) is re-examined in Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s radical and much lauded staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell's vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.

Still image from1984 play

Once you’ve experienced 1984, you’ll be able to retire to the four-star surrounds of the Strand Palace Hotel. With original art deco features dating from 1909, the Strand Palace Hotel offers a wonderfully centralised location on the Strand and just 3 minutes’ walk from Covent Garden. All contemporary rooms include en suite bathrooms, free WiFi, LCD televisions, safes and room service is available 24/7. Dining options include a modern Indian restaurant and a carvery, with afternoon tea available in the relaxed surroundings of the lounge bar.


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Now extended until 29 October 2016

The prize draw will close at 23:59 on Monday 25 July with the winner announced shortly afterwards. Any posts made after that time will not be eligible for the draw.

The prize is one pair of tickets to see 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre and an overnight hotel stay at a London hotel with breakfast included, valid for weekdays only until Thu 25 August 2016.

Prize is subject to availability, non-transferable and not for re-sale. Exclusions apply.

If the winner does not claim their prize within 10 days of being notified, then the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be selected.