I can’t believe how quickly these last few weeks have flown by. It feels like only yesterday when we all met for the first time at the meet and greet and now here we are. We have a show on our hands people! :)
Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at the National Theatre and in London's West End, People, Places & Things will tour the UK this autumn with a new cast to be announced.
Written by Duncan Macmillan (1984, Every Brilliant Thing, Lungs) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin, People, Places and Things is designed by Olivier and Tony Award winning designer Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.)
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?
A Headlong, National Theatre, Home and Exeter Northcott co-production
The present day. A residential street in South East London. The house where reclusive siblings Peppy and Daniel were born is now stuffed full of everything they have ever owned. This hoard, their eccentric appearance and rampant garden hedge, set them conspicuously apart from others on their road.
The House They Grew Up In is a tender, dark and funny look at a co-dependent relationship between a brother and a sister, and how they cope when the world bursts in on them. It explores how, in an age of anxiety, we live alongside those different to us.
Deborah Bruce’s first play was Godchild (Hampstead 2013); her second, The Distance, premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre and was revived there and in Sheffield in 2015 and nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Artistic Director of Headlong Jeremy Herrin returns to Chichester.
A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre
It’s 1979, rubbish is on the streets of Lockleaze, and growing up is tricky for Fiz, Higgy and Ginger. Rick remembers what it’s like to be a teenager. So when he decides to build a junk playground, he’s pretty sure he has the charisma to get a bunch of reluctant kids involved. He’s wrong. Who’d want to join in building a f***ing playground?
Inspired by the true story behind the Lockleaze playground known ‘The Vench’ established over 30 years ago and still operating today, Junkyard is a story about Bristol, for Bristol from BAFTA Award-winning writer and Bristolian Jack Thorne (Skins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Evening Standard Award-winning director Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall). Featuring a score by Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), this brilliantly honest and witty new musical is a coming-of-age story about friendship and standing up for what matters.
A co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Rose Theatre Kingston & Theatr Clwyd
Common, a world premiere by DC Moore, will be directed by Jeremy Herrin in the Olivier Theatre.
In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, the common land of England is under threat. An epic new history play by DC Moore co-produced with the National Theatre.
Mary’s the best liar, rogue, thief and faker in this whole septic isle. And now she’s back
As the factory smoke of the industrial revolution belches out from the cities Mary is swept up in the battle for her former home. The common land, belonging to all, is disappearing.
DC Moore’s dark and funny new play is an epic tale of unsavoury action and England’s lost land.
Headlong’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, This House) directs Anne-Marie Duff as Mary.
Is a political revolution coming? Will the Labour party collapse? Can the kingdom stay united?
It’s 1974. And Westminster is about to go to war with itself.
Set in the engine rooms of the House of Commons, James Graham’s This House dives deep into the secret world of the Whips who roll up their sleeves and go to often farcical lengths to influence an unruly chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.
In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread.
Premiered to universal acclaim at the National Theatre in 2012, This House written by James Graham (The Vote, Privacy) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall), gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
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Headlong is delighted to announce that Chloe Mashiter has won Headlong’s Digital Artist Award.
Chloe will be working alongside the company’s creatives to design an audio game that explores our personal responsibility towards victims of conflict.
Headlong and the Guardian newspaper have joined forces to interrogate the Brexit vote. In a series of short films to be broadcast on the Guardian website, leading theatre voices from across the UK will look at both sides of the argument to find out what happened, why and what the consequences could be?
The Brexit vote was the single most significant event in UK politics since WW2. In a deeply divided nation how does such disparity of views affect ideas of community, values and aspirations. How will this political revolution reshape politics in Britain?
The short films will be produced by Headlong and the Guardian and released through the Guardian website.
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.
'A treat and a triumph, this is a superlative night out in the West End.’
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ - The Evening Standard
‘Jeremy Herrin’s superbly choreographed production’
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‘Riveting and highly relevant’
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ - The Times
‘The most intelligent, entertaining and informative political drama of this decade’
⋆⋆⋆⋆ - The Telegraph
⋆⋆⋆⋆ - The Sunday Times
‘In an age of Brexit and Trump, it serves as a reminder of the perennial challenges of democracy itself.’
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ - Time Out
‘This House is a remarkable achievement for all concerned’
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