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.
When young Ben visits from next door he is simply looking for friendship; but what happens next challenges everyone’s idea of neighbourliness.
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 (People, Places & Things, This House, The Nether) 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, Ginger and Flip. 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
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.
Chloe Mashiter is a writer and director and is currently the Laboratory Associate Director for the Nuffield Theatre. Her work on stage includes Inheritance (Plymouth Fringe Festival), A Doll’s House (Dissolve Theatre) and Mummuration (Camden’s Peoples Theatre).
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?
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