War rages over decades, but it’s business as usual for Mother Courage. She roams the grid from one army camp to another, her ragtag offspring in tow. Boots, beer, drugs, guns – anything a soldier desires can be bought off the back of MC’s cart.
She’s determined to turn conflict into capital. But what will it cost her?
Julie Hesmondhalgh (The Almighty Sometimes, Wit) returns to the Royal Exchange as the tenacious Courage. Headlong Associate Director Amy Hodge directs Anna Jordan's (Yen, Freak) adaptation that brings Brecht’s universally celebrated classic bang up to date.
In a society where private lives become political and freedom of expression is not an option, Irene finds herself imprisoned.
As tales of her incarceration spread overseas and her growing exposure becomes a threat, she is forced to make a brutal decision.
Penelope Skinner’s (Linda/The Village Bike) new play is a haunting vision of ruthless state control, tense friendships and one woman’s determination not to be broken. Directed by Amy Hodge, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times.
Meek will open at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before embarking on a UK tour. Full tour dates to be announced shortly.
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.
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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