Headlong has announced their 2023 Season including a revival of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece A View from the Bridge.
The season features innovative new writing, and reimagined classics that address the current social and political moment, bringing award-winning artists and bold new voices to audiences throughout the country.
Jaz Woodcock-Stewart will direct a striking new revival of Arthur Miller’s visceral and compelling masterpiece, A View from the Bridge. A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Rose Theatre, the play will premiere at the Octagon Theatre Bolton (8 – 30 September) before transferring to Chichester Festival Theatre (9 – 23 October) and Rose Theatre (31 October – 11 November).
Kimber Lee’s untitled fck mss s**gon play directed by Roy Alexander Weise is presented as a co-production with Headlong, Royal Exchange Theatre, Factory International for Manchester International Festival and Young Vic Theatre.
Lee’s sharply-comic play which explores identity, invisibility and misrepresentation won the International Award for The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2019. The production will open at the Royal Exchange Theatre (24 June – 22 July) as part of Manchester International Festival before transferring to the Young Vic later this autumn (18 September – 4 November).
Miranda Rose Hall’s A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction will receive its UK premiere and is presented in partnership with the Barbican. Headlong will present the play at venues throughout the country where a different team of local theatre makers will mount the production following guidelines created by director Katie Mitchell.
Holly Race Roughan, Artistic Director of Headlong says: “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.”
The theatre company has also commissioned new work from Johnny Flynn & 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 (Headlong’s writer-in-residence 21/22).