The full company for the world première of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love has been announced. Joining Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire are Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma. Labour of Love sees Headlong return to the West End following the multi award-winning People Places & Things, 1984 and most recently James Graham’s This House.
This 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.
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.
Full casting has been announced for Jeremy Herrin’s much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan’s highly acclaimed People, Places & Things. Joining Lisa Dwyer Hogg as Emma are Michael Balogun (Shaun), Trevor Fox (Paul & Dad), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Jodi), Ekow Quartey (Foster), Andrew Sheridan (Mark), Imogen Slaughter (Meredith), Aimee-Lou Wood (Laura) and Matilda Ziegler (Doctor & Mum).
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 for Headlong in a co-production with the National Theatre, HOME and Exeter Northcott Theatre.
The production will open to press at HOME, Manchester, before travelling to Oxford Playhouse, Bath Theatre Royal, Bristol Old Vic, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Liverpool Playhouse and Cambridge Arts Theatre.
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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