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.”
Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, James Graham’s critically acclaimed and political drama This House will embark on its first ever national tour, beginning at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 19 February 2018.
This extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united?
Roll back to 1974. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places & Things, Junkyard), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
Jeremy Herrin will direct Lisa Dwyer Hogg as Emma in the much anticipated revival of Duncan Macmillan’s highly acclaimed People, Places & Things.
Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at the National Theatre and in London's West End, People, Places & Things will embark on a major UK tour this autumn for Headlong in a co-production with the National Theatre, HOME and Exeter Northcott Theatre.
Irish born Lisa Dwyer Hogg will play Emma, an actress whose life has spun recklessly out of control because of her addictions to drink and drugs. Full casting to be announced shortly.
Duncan Macmillan’s intoxicating play People, Places & Things became the must-see show in London’s West End last year for its vivid portrayal of one woman’s entanglement in addiction, treatment and self-awareness.
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.
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.
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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.
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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