Headlong has unveiled its new season including a co-production of A View from the Bridge.
Announced earlier this morning in Chichester Festival Theatre’s season, the “striking new revival” of Arthur Miller’s seminal play about love and lust in New York is to be directed by rising star creative Jaz Woodcock-Stewart (Paradise Now! at the Bush Theatre).
The production will premiere at the Octagon Theatre Bolton (8 to 30 September) before transferring to Chichester Festival Theatre (9 to 23 October) and Rose Theatre (31 October to 11 November). Casting and creatives are to be confirmed.
Headlong have confirmed they will co-produce Kimber Lee’s award-winning untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play, which is to be directed by Roy Alexander Weise and designed by Moi Tran and set to play at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and at the Young Vic this autumn.
The organisation has also explained it currently has a variety of writers under commission including Johnny Flynn and Robert MacFarlane, Sami Ibrahim, Charlie Josephine (Headlong’s writer-in-residence 22/23), Eve Leigh, Laura Lomas, Cordelia Lynn, Morgan Lloyd Malcom, Winsome Pinnock, Joel Tan and Amanda Wilkin.
Holly Race Roughan, artistic director of Headlong said today: “I am beyond excited to bring this season of work to audiences across the country. These plays are page turners with political substance, and the artists behind them are remarkable. The season has been designed to facilitate national conversation around some of the most critical questions of this moment: climate emergency, misogyny, cultural appropriation, migration and colonisation; via compelling theatre making.
“Each show breaks new ground in its own way, be that through the process the play is produced by or the approach to the conversation it is brokering. From the Barbican, to Bolton. Chichester Festival Theatre to Manchester International Festival, Headlong’s lifeblood is collaboration. This season’s partners inspire us and reach right across the country.”