Headlong and the Guardian are pleased to announce the launch of Brexit Shorts: Dramas from a Divided Nation, a series of nine short films from leading writers - including David Hare, Abi Morgan, Maxine Peake and Meera Syal - responding to the Brexit vote.
Britain’s decision on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union has been described as the single most significant event in UK politics since WW2, and sent political shockwaves throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. One year on from the referendum vote, and while the government enters the start of formal Brexit talks, the films seek to illustrate how such a disparity of views can affect ideas of community, values and aspirations, and question how they could reshape politics in Britain
The films feature leading actors from across the UK - including Kristin Scott Thomas, Penelope Wilton, Steffan Rhodri and Scott Reid - and look at both sides of the vote to interrogate what happened, why, and how Brexit could impact the characters' lives.
MGC and Headlong announce the world première of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love, with Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire leading the company. The razor-sharp political comedy reunites James Graham and director Jeremy Herrin following their previous collaboration on Headlong’s This House, which was recently revived at the Garrick Theatre, following its earlier critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre. Labour of Love opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 25 September, with previews from 15 September, and runs until 2 December.
Jeremy Herrin said “I'm delighted to be working on such a funny and politically insightful play as Labour of Love, and it’s a privilege to continue my creative relationship with James Graham. It’s a real testament to his writing that it has attracted two perfectly matched actors, both at the height of their powers, as Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire. I loved working with Michael at the Donmar, and I'm really looking forward to Headlong and MGC teaming up to bring the best in contemporary theatre to the West End this autumn.”
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 directs Anne-Marie Duff as Mary. Cast includes Lois Chimimba, Peta Cornish, Anna Crichlow, John Dagleish, Brian Doherty, Anne-Marie Duff, Trevor Fox, Hannah Hutch, Cush Jumbo, Ian-Lloyd Anderson, Tim McMullan and John O’Dowd.
Design is by Richard Hudson, lighting design by Paule Constable, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound design by Ian Dickinson, movement direction by Joseph Alford and fight direction by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-ANNIE Ltd, dance by Sian Williams.
Common is a co-production with the National Theatre. It will play from 29 May - 30 September at the National Theatre.
The full cast has been announced for The House They Grew Up In, a new play by Deborah Bruce, which premieres at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 14 July – 5 August, directed by Jeremy Herrin in a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre.
Joining Daniel Ryan and Samantha Spiro are Daisy Fairclough, Michelle Greenidge, Mary Stockley, Matt Sutton and Philip Wright, with Leonardo Dickens and Rudi Millard sharing the role of Ben.
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
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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.
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