Labour of Love

27th Sep 2017 - 2nd Dec 2017

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People, Places & Things UK Tour

22nd Sep 2017 - 18th Nov 2017

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This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

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  • Movies and Mass Culture

    Sarah Grochala | Nov. 11, 2015

    The American industrialist Henry Ford is famous for inventing the Model T Ford, the world’s first affordable mass produced car. The Model T Ford was not Henry Ford’s most astonishing invention.

    In 1914, Ford shocked the world by announcing that he was raising the rate of pay in his plants to $5 an hour. This more than doubled his workers’ wages. At the same time, Ford decided to limit the number of hours that his workers were allowed to work. Initially, he limited his workers to six eight hour shifts from Monday to Saturday, which he further reduced in 1926 to five eight hour shifts from Monday to Friday. In doing so, Ford invented both the modern conception of the working week and the idea of leisure time.

  • Subjectivity on Stage

    Sarah Grochala | Nov. 4, 2015

    Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places and Things is an unusual play because we see the events of the story subjectively, though the eyes of its main character, Emma. We experience the world as she experiences it. When Emma takes drugs, the lights glow brighter and voices slow down. People seem to become other people. Objects disappear and reappear unexpectedly. When her experience of events becomes fragmented, the action of the play becomes fragmented. We see her world from the inside, as opposed to seeing the reality of the events that she is experiencing from the outside.

  • A Decade of Difference

    Dan Hutton | Oct. 20, 2015

    Drawing inspiration from Bill Bryson's One Summer, Dan Hutton explores the context of 1927 America and its relevance to The Glass Menagerie.

  • Understanding Addiction

    Natalia Lawrence | Oct. 7, 2015

    Natalia Lawrence, a senior lecturer of Psychology at Exeter University, lifts the lid on addiction and discusses what goes on inside the mind of an addict.

  • David Hare on Tennessee Williams

    David Hare | Sept. 29, 2015

    In 1979, while living in New York, David Hare met Tennessee Williams. The two writers soon became good friends. In this extract from his new memoir The Blue Touch Paper, David Hare remembers and reflects upon their friendship.

  • 1984 – Getting to the Heart of the Text

    Duška Radosavljević | Aug. 10, 2015

    What are possible relationships between text and performance? Some sixty years ago the British philosopher Raymond Williams, troubled by the way in which the development of print had turned a moving and open art into something ‘relatively static’, discerned four potential relationships between the words on the page and their potential staging.

  • Living Online

    Headlong Theatre | July 10, 2015
    The speakers are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from four chairs, on which the speakers are sitting and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    Is the web changing us? How does spending time online affect our brains? Can you spend too much time online? Journalist Madhumita Venkataramanan (Associate Editor of Wired Magazine), BBC Click presenter Spencer Kelly and game designer Holly Gramazio discuss the implications.

  • The Future of Theatre Design

    Headlong Theatre | June 26, 2015
    The speakers are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from three chairs, on which the speakers are sitting and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    How is technology changing the way that we stage and design a production? What new possibilities might digital technology open up for theatre designers in the future?

    From the Deus Ex Machina of Ancient Greek Theatre to the invention of the electric lantern in the late nineteenth century, technology has had a huge impact on the ways in which we stage a performance. Olivier Award Winning Set Designer Es Devlin (Chimerica, American Psycho, The Nether) and Luke Halls (I Can’t Sing!, Olympic and Paralympic Closing Ceremonies) discuss how digital technology is currently revolutionising the world of theatre design.

    Chaired by The Nether's resident director, Daniel Raggett.

  • Online Policing and the Dark Web

    Headlong Theatre | June 19, 2015
    The speakers are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from three chairs, on which the speakers are sitting and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    How do you police the entire internet? And how much of the web do we know about?

    Join Susie Hargreaves (Chief Executive of the Internet Watch Foundation), Jamie Bartlett (Author of The Dark Net) and Michael Takeo Magruder (internationally recognised visual artist) to discuss how our relationship with the web is constantly changing.

    Chaired by Headlong’s Artistic Associate, Sarah Grochala.

  • Theatre and Technology

    Headlong Theatre | June 12, 2015
    The speakers are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from three chairs, on which the speakers are sitting and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    How do we create a theatre for the digital age? Is technology fundamentally changing the ways in which we engage with and make performance?

    Matt Adams (Co-Founder and Artist, Blast Theory), David Sabel (Head of Broadcast and Digital at the National Theatre) and Tassos Stevens (Co-Director, Coney) discuss how digital technology is revolutionising performance.

    Chaired by Headlong’s Artistic Associate, Sarah Grochala.