Jeremy Herrin, artistic director of the theatre company Headlong, has announced that he will step down from the position.
Herrin, who has held the position for seven years, will leave the post in 2020. Included among the many highlights of Herrin’s tenure as artistic director at Headlong are PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS at the National Theatre, West End, Off-Broadway and UK tour, THIS HOUSE at the National Theatre, West End and UK tour, THE NETHER at the Royal Court and West End, LABOUR OF LOVE in the West End and, most recently, ALL MY SONS at the Old Vic.
Herrin’s programming at Headlong has also undoubtedly helped provide career platforms for directors such as Ellen McDougall, Sam Pritchard and Anna Jordan, who have all directed under Headlong’s banner during Herrin’s tenure.
Herrin has announced that he leaves the position at Headlong to focus on his career as a freelance director.
Herrin comments: “I’ve had the most wonderfully creative time at Headlong and I’m deeply proud of what we’ve achieved. I’ve loved being able to produce our great work around the country. It’s been an honour to support some great artists, and be supported by our smart board to evolve what Headlong is about.”
“I’m proud of the shows and I think Headlong Futures, Headlong Origins and the way the company operates are real achievements. I’m looking forward to a fantastic final year at Headlong, and I’ll be cheerleading the superb Alan Stacey and my talented colleagues as Headlong further cements itself as one of our best companies.”
“As well as the team, I’d like to thank Arts Council England and Headlong’s incredibly generous donors for allowing us to take artistic risks and to reach such large, diverse and enthusiastic audiences.”
“Theatre is such a powerful form and it’s been a privilege to imagine it, make it and share it with this fantastic company and the community around it.”
Headlong has announced that recruitment for a new artistic director will begin in October.