Boys Will Be Boys

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This House

23rd Sep 2016 - 25th Feb 2017

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Boys Will Be Boys

25th Jun 2016 - 30th Jul 2016

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13th Sep 2013 - 29th Oct 2016

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This House Cast Announced

Cast includes: Nathaniel Parker as Jack Weatherill, Phil Daniels as Bob Hellish, Steffan Rhodri as Walter Harrison, Malcolm Sinclair as Humphrey Atkins & Kevin Doyle as Michael Cocks.

What's She Like

A game for you to play on a smartphone, made by Headlong and Coney, living in the world of People Places & Things by Duncan Macmillan.

What is your relationship with your smartphone like? Are you constantly checking it? Do you feel like your left arm is missing when you’re without it? Are you concerned that you might have become addicted?

Never fear. Help is at hand.

The rehab centre that Emma checks into in People, Places & Things  has just released a handy free online service that helps you manage your relationship with your smartphone more successfully.

Chat to an AI therapist who can quickly diagnose your problems. Learn more about both yourself and your behaviour through taking part in a number of personalised role plays. Discover what you’re like, what she’s like, what your relationship with your smartphone is actually like.


Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme - Reviewed

''A deeply affecting production'
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'So powerful, so moving and so important'
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'Rich, beautiful and compelling '
★ ★ ★ ★

'Herrin's production has...made something that is both elegiac and heroic in every way.'
★ ★ ★ ★

Nina Simone’s Time Is Now, Again

Nina Simone's time is now, again. The feminist writer Germaine Greer once declared: “Every generation has to discover Nina Simone. She is evidence that female genius is real.” This year, that just might happen for good.

Women on Top: A Brief History of Feminism

Sarah Grochala explores a brief history of feminism from Proto-Feminism to Third Wave Feminism.

Digital Spy

1984 is even more relevant and scary after Brexit, says stage star Catrin Stewart

"It feels so relevant - especially at such a weird time of uncertainty and division."

The Sons of Ulster are still marching towards the Somme

As the whistle blew in Thiepval wood at 7:30 am on 1st July 2016, the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division began their march in to no-man’s land under a hail of German bullets. Today, their ghosts are still marching on banners and on gable walls throughout Northern Ireland.

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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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1984 West End Run Extends

We are excited to announe that 1984  will extend its run at the Playhouse Theatre in the West End until 29th October. 

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Boys Will Be Boys Rehearsal Diary - Week 4

Why is it important that the majority of the team, onstage and off, on Boys Will Be Boys is female?

Whilst this play explores a number of different themes and thoughts, (from finance and the City, to prostitution, relationships and winning) it is ultimately about gender: "How do you get into boy’s world when you’ve got a vagina?” 

Liverpool, Ireland and the Great War

Frank Shovlin discusses Liverpool, Ireland and the Great War

George Orwell and 1984

Professor Alex Callinicos is interviewed in his university office.

Prof Alex Callinicos reveals how Orwell's politics and the world in which he lived shaped his vision of 1984.

To find out more about how Orwell's politics and the world in which he lived shaped his vision of 1984watch the full length version of this video at

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?

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1984 West End - Rehearsal Diary Week 4

The final week in the rehearsal room began with detailed notes and reflection on the first run, and a second run to try and incorporate this feedback.

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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Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan on 1984

'We want at the end of an hour and 40 minutes for the audience to have that same sense of a visceral face-punch.'

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan discuss adapting George Orwell's 1984 for the stage with Dominic Cavendish.

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