Producers for the Broadway production of 1984 have announced an age restriction, which will go into effect beginning with the June 22 opening night performance. Audience members must be age 13 years or older in order to attend the new play at the Hudson Theatre; no one born after 2004 will be admitted.
The restriction follows multiple reports of patrons fainting during the intense staging, which contains graphic elements potentially disturbing to younger audience members.
Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's stage adaptation of the George Orwell novel began performances May 18. The limited engagement, running through October 8, stars Tony winner Reed Birney, Tony nominee Tom Sturridge, and Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut.
Playbill has reached out to representatives for the show regarding any exchange policies for potential ticket holders affected by the new restriction.
Take a First Look at Reed Birney and Olivia Wilde in 1984
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