Headlong

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Headlong re-imagine classic stories and present new plays. Always bold and original, their shows are particularly slick and often feature ‘live’ digital elements - they’re big on video and innovative online content.

We’ve worked with them a lot in recent years, both as a co-producer (Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the SommeThe Glass Menagerie) and as a host of their touring work (PygmalionThe Absence of War).

Gemma Bodinetz, our Artistic Director, was previously a board member of Headlong. She says: “Headlong are that rare combination of style and content in equal measure. Their work is fresh, daring, contemporary and often ground-breaking. If you want to know where British theatre will be in 10 years’ time, come to a Headlong show this season.”

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Headlong
 at the Playhouse

★★★★
“Quirky, imaginative, relevant and respectful“
Wirral Globe on Pygmalion

★★★★★
“Refreshing, radical and engaging” 
Liverpool Sound and Vision on Pygmalion

★★★★
"Every performance is so powerful."
Liverpool ECHO on The Glass Menagerie

★★★★
"Innovative and brave"
Northern Soul on The Glass Menagerie​​​​

★★★★
"Given a bold update by Anya Reiss for the Twitter age"
Evening Standard on Spring Awakening

★★★★
"Another great achievement from the Headlong"
The Times on Spring Awakening

★★★★
"Goold’s ambitious , cinematic vision must be applauded"
Daily Mail on King Lear 

"An emotionally charged production fit to rival any other"
The Stage on King Lear 

★★★★★
“An exceptional revival”
The Telegraph on Observe the Sons

“Feels as fresh now as it undoubtedly did three decades ago."
The Reviews Hub on Observe the Sons

★★★★
“Jeremy Herrin’s persuasive, slickly staged headlong revival”
The Stage on The Absence of War

★★★★
“Cool staging... Well worth seeing”
Daily Mail on The Absence of War

★★★★
Design is a strong factor in Headlong theatre’s visceral narrative”
Liverpool ECHO on 1984

"A theatrical tour de force that has the destructive power of an earthquake"
The Stage on 1984

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“Those fearsome innovators Headlong”
The Telegraph

“It’s brilliant to inherit such a hot theatre company”
The Financial Times

“A touring company of generous unpredictability”
The Observer

“The consistently impressive company Headlong”
Evening Standard

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Pygmalion post-show Discussion recorded at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
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