‘1984’ Is the Most Sickening Show on Broadway

Broadway production of '1984' causing vomiting with strobe lighting and torture scenes.

June 27, 2017 5:00 am

The Broadway production of George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’ may star Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge—but it’s decidedly unglamorous.

There are reports of vomiting and fainting among audience members, spurred on by a production that features strobe lighting, jackhammer sounds, and scenes of torture. The show is still in previews on this side of the pond, but there were also reports of traumatized patrons during its previous run in London.

Even the cast has taken some lumps, with Wilde experiencing a broken tailbone, dislocated rib, and split-open lip.

For those interested in tickets (and 13 or over, since children are banned), click here and prepare for an evening Andrew Lloyd Webber never envisioned.

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