Jeremy Herrin moves to Headlong

Published: 15 June 2013
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Jeremy Herrin has been appointed Headlong's new Artistic Director. He will start his new role in September.

He was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Director for This House (by James Graham) at the National Theatre and for an Evening Standard Best Director Award for Tusk Tusk by (Polly Stenham) at the Royal Court. Other directorial credits include The Tempest at the Globe, South Downs at Chichester Festival Theatre and West End, and Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Herrin will be directing Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, world premières of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning novels, for the RSC this winter.

After leaving the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he trained at the National Theatre and Royal Court Theatre, where he held the post of Deputy Artistic Director. Prior to that he was Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Current artistic director Rupert Goold leaves after 8 years in the role. He said "Headlong is passing into the most capable hands with Jeremy’s exciting appointment.

"He’s a director of proven flair and originality as well as having shown a sustained commitment to regional theatre over his career. I can’t wait to see where he’ll take this wonderful company in the future."

Headlong's Chimerica plays at the Almeida until the 6 July and American Psycho opens there in November; a new version of 1984 will tour later in the year.