Simon London in 1984: 'It's a visceral, surprising experience'
Kiwi actor Simon London is best known for his role in The Hobbit playing elf Feren but how he's returning to Auckland for the Auckland Arts Festival production of 1984. It's been touring Australia for a year and he saw it there - now he's playing Charrington in the NZ season. London says Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan's adaptation reimagines the story and isn't a piece of conventional theatre - it's a visceral experience that really grabs theatregoers like no other. 1984 runs at the Auckland Arts Festival from 9-25 March.