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Boys Will Be Boys

25th Jun 2016 - 30th Jul 2016

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People, Places and Things

25th Aug 2015 - 18th Jun 2016

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Boys Will Be Boys Casting Is Announced

Casting for Boys Will Be Boys our co-production with the Bush Theatre is announced.

Cast includes: Kirsty Bushell (Astrid), Helen Schlesinger (Arthur), Ellora Torchia (Priya), Emily Barber (Harrison) and Chipo Chung (Isabelle), three of whom will play men in multiple roles.

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme - Rehearsal Diary Week 2

This week was all about rolling our sleeves up and diving head first into the play, getting it up on its feet. It’s always a really exciting moment when we take that step, leaving behind the safety of the table work and chats, and seeing what happens when it lives and breathes in front of us.

Alan Stacey is appointed as Headlong's new Executive Director

Headlong is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Stacey as the company’s new Executive Director. Alan will take up the position in July succeeding Henny Finch, who is leaving the company after 10 extraordinary years to join Hofesh Shechter Company as Executive Producer Alan will continue to build on Headlong’s success working alongside Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin. He will bring his wealth of expertise to developing new and existing partnerships across the sector, as well as growing the Company’s hugely successful national and international touring programme and continuing the company’s outstanding reputation for producing bold, inventive, and provocative new work.

This House - West End Transfer

Following two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre and an upcoming run at Chichester Festival Theatre, James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House transfers to the Garrick Theatre this November.

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Is Denise Gough’s star turn the latest in theatre’s greatest ever performances?

Her turn in new play Peoples, Places and Things is what the critics call a tour de force: the kind remembered long after the final curtain.

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People, Places and Things

Fresh from an acclaimed sold-out season at the National's Dorfman Theatre, this new production is currently playing at the Wyndham's Theatre for 14 weeks only.

Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab.

Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

People, Places and Things is the latest collaboration between Headlong and the National Theatre, following the acclaimed Earthquakes in London and The Effect.

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Irish Soldiers in the Battle of the Somme

Learn about the context of Irish soldiers before, during & after the Battle of the Somme.

American Psycho - Buy the Original Cast Recording

Buy the original London soundtrack to the production of American Psycho composed by Duncan Sheik.

Understanding Addiction

Natalia Lawrence, a senior lecturer of Psychology at Exeter University, lifts the lid on addiction and discusses what goes on inside the mind of an addict.

People, Places and Things - Audience Reactions

Relive the moment Denise Gough picked up the Olivier Award for Best Actress and see what some well known faces had to say about the opening night of People, Places and Things.

Boys Will Be Boys

Headlong and the Bush Theatre join forces with Boys Will Be Boys, a blistering play by Australian playwright Melissa Bubnic, directed by Headlong’s Creative Associate Amy Hodge.

Some say the City is still a man’s world. In Boys Will Be Boys the players are all women.

Astrid Wentworth is ruthless. If there is a special hell for women who don’t help each other, Astrid’s got the top table reserved and a martini waiting.

The Bush Theatre and Headlong take over the iconic Bush Hall for an exhilarating night out featuring cabaret music and performed by an all-female cast.

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Dr Btihaj Ajana is interviewed in her university office.

Dr Btihaj Ajana discusses the importance of privacy in contemporary society and how digital technologies are changing our understanding of what privacy is. 

To find out more about the importance of privacy in contemporary society and how digital technologies are changing our understanding of what privacy is, watch the full length version of this video at

People, Places and Things - Set Up Time-Lapse

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the set for People, Places and Things going up at the Wyndham's Theatre.

1984 - West End Transfer

Following an acclaimed international tour, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's production of 1984  returns to the West End in June.

Tickets on sale now.

To see venue and performance details, click here.

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Huffington Post Interview with Duncan Macmillan

Crisis? What Crisis? Duncan Macmillan explains how theatre can do battle with Netflix and win.

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

A major new co-production between Citizens Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Headlong and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse of Frank McGuinness’ iconic play.

On 1 July 1916, the 36th (Ulster) Division took part in one of the bloodiest battles in human history. The Battle of the Somme.

In the extraordinary circumstances of WWI, eight ordinary men are changed, changed utterly…

This iconic war play by Frank McGuinness is a powerful portrayal of mortality, love and loss.

What more have we to tell each other?

People, Places and Things - West End Reviewed


'A supremely confident and well-oiled production from director Jeremy Herrin.'
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'It really is that good. Grabs you by the wrist and doesn't let go'
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'Emma is an absolute firecracker of a role and Denise Gough portrays her magnificently'
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'It is the best London stage performance since Mark Rylance’s in ‘Jerusalem’'
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'A heady cocktail of fantasy and reality. Transfixing.'

★ ★ ★ ★

''Jeremy Herrin's skilful direction ensures the pace''
★ ★ ★ ★

Subjectivity on Stage

Can theatre ever be truly subjective? Sarah Grochala explores the idea of drama as a subjective mode of storytelling.

American Psycho on Broadway

Direct from its sold out run in London, American Psycho comes home to the city that inspired it in a new revival on Broadway.

This hit musical based on the best-selling novel by Bret Easton Ellis is set in the excess of 1980s Manhattan, where young and handsome Wall Street banker Patrick Bateman pursues his darkest American dreams.

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People, Places and Things - West End Transfer Rehearsal Diary

People, Places & Things' effortlessly stylish and modern set by Bunny Christie sits in the Wyndham’s 1899 theatre like an anachronistic giant in this Victorian wedding cake of a theatre.

Matt Smith on American Psycho

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.

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