Headlong's allocation of tickets for American Psycho has now sold out.
A limited number of tickets will be available from our co-producers, Almeida Theatre from Friday 6 December at 10am.
Day seats will be available to all at 11am on the day of a performance from 13 December to the end of the run.
“I’ve read the studies. No one has been able to draw a conclusive correlation between virtual behaviour and behaviour in-world.”
The Nether offers complete freedom - a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire.
But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of imagination.
We’re delighted to announce that we are continuing to develop the emerging director scheme in a new three-year partnership with West Yorkshire Playhouse. The programme has previously supported work from Simon Godwin, Natalie Abrahami, Robert Icke and Blanche McIntrye who recently won the TMA Award for Best Director for her critically acclaimed production of The Seagull, co-produced by Headlong and the Nuffield, in association with Derby Theatre. We are also teaming up with the JMK Trust to offer workshops and training to directors' groups at venues around the UK.
Unnerving, entertaining, funny and dark, Wedekind's definitive play about youth caused riots when it exploded onto the stage in 1906 and has lost none of its provocative power.
Brought bang up to date by award-winning young playwright Anya Reiss and director Ben Kidd, this new version examines the exuberance, intensity and confusion of teenage life today. Spring Awakening asks important and pressing questions about how young people are shaped for their future by a generation that doesn't understand them.
Miles Alridge photographs Matt Smith and the cast of American Psycho in impeccable attitre. Jeremy Langmead talks to Matt Smith about taking on the iconic role of Patrick Bateman.
1984 will transfer to London’s Almeida Theatre from 8 February to 29 March 2014.
Priority booking is currently open for Headlong members. Public booking opens on Tuesday 5 November.
Headlong membership costs just £15 per year. For more information or to become a Headlong member click here.
Congratulations to Lucy Kirkwood on winning the Evening Standard Award Award for Best Play for Chimerica.
'A remarkable, radical touring version for Headlong.'
★ ★ ★ ★★
'Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, co-creators of this stage version, are not afraid of playing a few [mind games] of their own in their pitilessly brilliant retelling of the doomed love affair between Winston and Julia.'
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
'The work of the indefatigably inventive Headlong ... this is a staging that reconsiders a classic with such steely power that it chills brain, blood and bone.'
★ ★ ★ ★★
As London bedecks itself in Christmas lights and the Americans among us recover from all that Thanksgiving turkey, the cast and crew of American Psycho are preparing for opening night. Yesterday was the last day of rehearsals, an exciting, but terrifying, milestone. Today we are moving into the theatre, where we will see for the first time how all of the creative elements we have been imagining actually come together in the space.
Headlong’s 2014 season explores the question of what it is to be alive now in a world that is so full of contradictions and so full of promise. This bold and intellectually thrilling season includes new work from some of theatre’s most exciting and original voices; Jennifer Haley, Duncan Macmillan, Anya Reiss, and Jack Thorne.
Duncan Sheik shares some of the tunes from the 1980s that inspired him, including some of the tracks featured in the show and some of the tracks discussed by Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.
Is Big Brother watching you?
As you use the internet, your activity is tracked and monitored. This data is collected by organisations whose interests range from marketing to national security and is used to build up a profile of who you are based on your online activity. This is your “digital double”.
Click here to discover how Big Brother sees you.*
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Edward Seckerson talks to Rupert Goold and Duncan Sheik about American Psycho and previews some of the tracks from the show.
Dr Paolo Gerbaudo discusses the use of social media by political activists, including those involved in the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. He also examines ways social media can be used by the state as a tool of repression.
On the first day of rehearsals for American Psycho, the company discussed what they personally remembered about the 1980s. Here are a selection of their memories.
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him - and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye.
Matt Smith will play the iconic role of Patrick Bateman in Headlong and the Almeida's co-production of American Psycho, a new musical thriller. He joins an ensemble cast, which includes Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Katie Brayben, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Simon Gregor, Holly James, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy and Hugh Skinner.
Find out more about the full cast and creative team here
Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all – looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people - including those closest to him - keep disappearing.