A Series of Onstage Injuries Won’t Deter 1984’s Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge | Playbill

Broadway News A Series of Onstage Injuries Won’t Deter 1984’s Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge Big Brother is watching…and hopefully has a Band-Aid.
Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge at A Doll's House Part 2 Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

The cast of 1984 has endured multiple injuries on the road to opening night.

1984 at the Hudson Theatre Marc J. Franklin

Olivia Wilde, who makes her Broadway debut as Julia in the Orwellian drama, recently tweeted, “Busted my lip open on stage last night. Broke Tom [Sturridge]’s nose a few nights before. This play is NUTS.”

The play, adapted and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, began performances May 18 at the newly renovated Hudson Theatre, where it is set to open June 22. The cast also includes Tony winner Reed Birney.

A spokesperson for the production confirmed that Sturridge has performed every subsequent performance following the incident, and no restaging was required.

These onstage injuries follow previous reports of medical incidents taking place in the house, where multiple audience members have allegedly fainted during the jarring staging.

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Wilde and Sturridge will also appear together—hopefully unscathed—as presenters at the Tony Awards June 11.


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