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“Crudely, this play is about whether you sit down or stand up to pee”, says director Amy Hodge. It’s Monday morning and the meet and greet for Boys Will Be Boys by Melissa Bubnic, a play that explores our modern conceptions of gender through the lens of the Foreign Exchange Brokering.
In AA meetings, we are urged to “look for the similarities not the differences”. Watching People, Places, Things, I didn’t need to look hard, the parallels between my own life and the story onstage were obvious.
An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of 1984.
The cast will include: Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott, Richard Katz, Anthony O’Donnell, Daniel Rabin, Catrin Stewart and Angus Wright alongside Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler who will alternate the role of Child.
We have all spent the last week living in the dark of the Citizen’s auditorium as we tech the show. It’s brilliant to be here, to see the set and space in context after imagining it for the last month.
Read Professor Richard McMahon's article on images, the Irish and the history of violence in Scotland here
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the context of Irish soldiers before, during & after the Battle of the Somme.
Buy the original London soundtrack to the production of American Psycho composed by Duncan Sheik.
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.
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.
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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