Headlong’s 1984

1984 HeadlongForgot to mention that I witnessed this at the Citz last week. 2 hours straight through, folk walking out and as much gore as I’ve seen on a stage. And I’ve seen a few Macbeths. Early concerns that it was too televisual soon melted with a thrice-repeated canteen discussion. And a finish that took more than a little from The Handmaid’s Tale – it was as good an adaptation as I think I’ll ever see.

Headlong’s 1984

And still one of my favourite books. All novels should have glossaries shouldn’t they? 19841984 Penguin  And the 1984 film version is excellent. John blooming Hurt.

Richard Burton (r) taking a break with John Hurt (l) and Suzanna Hamilton
Richard Burton (r) taking a break with John Hurt (l)
and Suzanna Hamilton