We are incredibly grateful to all of the individual donors and trusts and foundations who generously support our work.
Trusts & Foundations: Backstage Trust, The Buffini Chao Foundation, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation,The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Garrick Charitable Trust.
Associate Hedonists: Ginny & Humphrey Battcock, Cas Donald, Scott Delman, Jack & Linda Keenan, Ian & Beth Mill, Neil & Shelly Mitchell.
Hedonists: Nick Archdale, Neil & Sarah Brener, Philip Donald, Nick Hern, Nicky Jones, Kate Mallinckrodt, Stephen Marquardt & Deborah Shaw, Donna Munday, Georgia Oetker, Robin Paxton, Kirstin Peltonen, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Rob O’Rahilly, Jon & NoraLee Sedmak, Jack Thorne & Rachel Mason, Maggie Whitlum.
Commissioning remains at the heart of what we do. We work with the most exciting writers, developing plays through an intensive process of readings, workshops and dramaturgy.
We have commissioned some of the most important new plays of recent years including Duncan MacMillan’s award winning People, Places &Things, 1984 adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, Penelope Skinnner's Meek, The House They Grew Up In by Deborah Bruce, Junkyard by Jack Thorne and Mother Courage and her Children adapted by Anna Jordan.
Headlong is commmitted to mentoring the next generation of writers. We believe that the sector should have a diverse pool of artists who are ready to make reflective of our society with contemporary relevance. We are committed to achieving gender parity and diversity in our commissions.
Headlong is one of the UK’s leading theatre companies, dedicated to making exhilarating, risk-taking and provocative new work and collaborating with the most exciting and adventurous theatre artists in the country.
Previous Headlong productions have included the multi-award winning People, Places & Things, the West End smash-hit Labour of Love, and the critically acclaimed This House.
Our work extends beyond the stage with the production of provocative digital art. In 2017, we produced nine short films together with The Guardian as a response to Brexit. These online dramas featured actors such as Kristin Scott Thomas, Penelope Wilton and Meera Syal and have been seen by millions around the globe.