Headlong’s fourth season was controversially announced via a ‘season trailer’ video released online, shot by the company itself, rather than a traditional press release.
The season included the premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica (directed by Lyndsey Turner), which transferred to the West End after a intial run at the Almeida Theatre. The production won five Olivier Awards including (Best New Play, Best Director, Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design) and three Critics Circle Awards (Best New Play, Best Director and Best Designer).
Other new work produced in the fourth season included: Lucy Prebble's The Effect which was produced in late 2012 at the National Theatre; Boys by Ella Hickson; and a new musical of Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho.
Completing the season were revivals of Euripdies' Medea , Chekhov's The Seagull and George Orwell's 1984. 1984 (adapted and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan) transferred to the West End in 2014.