Jeremy Herrin

Director for theatre

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Biography

Jeremy Herrin trained as a theatre director at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court, where he became Deputy Artistic Director in 2008. Between 2000 and 2008 he was an Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne. Jeremy replaced Rupert Goold as Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre in September 2013

In 2007, he directed the UK premiere of David Hare's play, The Vertical Hour, as well as Polly Stenham's award-winning That Face at the Royal Court. That Face later transferred to London's West End, where it starred Lindsay Duncan and Matt Smith and was produced by Sonia Friedman. Two years later, in 2009, Jeremy directed Polly's second play, Tusk Tusk for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director Award. Other work at the Royal Court includes EV Crowe's Hero, Richard Bean's The Heretic, Kin, Spur of the Moment, Off The Endz and The Priory, which won an Olivier Award for best Comedy.

In 2012 Jeremy directed the critically lauded This House, written by James Graham, at the National Theatre and was named as one of the Stage top 100. 

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Theatre
Director
The Nether 2014
Royal Court
Producer Headlong Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Jennifer Haley
Starring David Beames, Zoe Brough, Amanda Hale, Ivanno Jeremiah & Isabella Pappas

A futuristic crime thriller that won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn prize

RSC Stratford upon Avon, Aldwych Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Mike Poulton
Starring Nicholas Boulton, Paul Jesson, Lydia Leonard, Ben Miles & Nathaniel Parker

RSC dramatisations of of Hilary Mantel's novels

Chichester Festival Theatre, Trafalgar Studios
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Julian Mitchell
Starring Will Attenborough, Cai Brigden, Rob Callender, Mark Quartley & Julian Wadham

Play set in a 1930s boarding school. 

No Quarter 2013
Royal Court Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Polly Stenham
Starring Maureen Beattie, Joshua James, Patrick Kennedy, Jenny Rainsford & Tom Sturridge

Play about a young man trying to renegotiate his relationship with his mother

The Tempest 2013
Shakespeare's Globe
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Shakespeare
Starring Roger Allam, Jessie Buckley, Sam Cox, Joshua James & Colin Morgan

Opening production of the Globe's 2013 season

Hero 2012
Royal Court Upstairs
Producer Royal Court
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer EV Crowe
Starring Liam Garrigan, Daniel Mays, Tim Steed & Susannah Wise

New play by E V Crowe about two primary school teachers - one gay, one straight

Harold Pinter Theatre
Producer Sonia Friedman
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Alan Ayckbourn
Starring Elizabeth Berrington, Steffan Rhodri, Reece Shearsmith & Kara Tointon

Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy of manners and social embarrassment.

Almeida
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Matthew Dunster
Starring Emily Berrington, Beth Cordingly, Darrell D'Silva, Trevor Fox & John MacMillan

World premiere of Matthew Dunsters new play

This House 2012
National Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer James Graham
Starring Vincent Franklin, Philip Glenister, Richard Ridings & Julian Wadham

Play set in Westminster during the 1970s

Uncle Vanya 2012
Chichester Festival Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Anton Chekhov
Starring Roger Allam, Dervla Kirwan & Timothy West

Jeremy Herrin's revival of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece will open Spring 2012

Death and the Maiden 2011
Comedy Theatre
Producer Nick Frankfort
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Ariel Dorfman
Starring Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton stars in Ariel Dorfman's Olivier award-winning thriller

Haunted Child 2011
Royal Court Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Joe Penhall
Starring Jack Boulter, Jude Campbell, Ben Daniels & Sophie Okonedo

A child comes to believe his home is haunted, but the truth turns out to be far more unsettling

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer William Shakespeare
Starring Eve Best & Charles Edwards

South Downs 2011
Minerva Theatre, Chichester
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer David Hare

David Hare’s emotional new play, written at the invitation of the Rattigan Estate as a response to The Browning Version

Royal Court Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Richard Bean
Starring James Fleet, Johnny Flynn, Adrian Hood, Juliet Stevenson & Leah Whitaker

Black comedy exploring the science of climate change

Kin 2010
Royal Court Theatre
Creator Royal Court
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer E V Crowe
Starring Annette Badland, Ollie Barbieri, Fran Deacon, Ellen Hill & Mimi Keene

Play about a girl's boarding school in the 1990's

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Bola Agbaje
Starring Lorraine Burroughs & Ashley Walters

Smart, savvy, second play by Bola Agbaje

Spur of the Moment 2010
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Producer Royal Court
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Anya Reiss
Starring Yasmin Paige & Sharon Small

Debut play by Anya Reiss

Marble 2009
The Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Marina Carr
Starring Dearbhla Crotty, Stuart McQuarrie, Peter Hanley & Aisling O'Sullivan

Marina Carr's seventh premiere at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin

The Priory 2009
Royal Court Theatre
Producer Royal Court
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Michael Wynne
Starring Jessica Hynes, Rupert Penry-Jones, Charlotte Riley & Rachael Stirling

New comedy

Tusk, Tusk 2009
Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Polly Stenham
Starring Finn Bennett, Bel Powley & Toby Regbo

Polly Stenham's second play

Donmar Warehouse
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer TS Eliot
Starring Penelope Wilton, Samuel West, Una Stubbs, Gemma Jones & William Gaunt

Part of the TS Eliot Festival at the Donmar Warehouse

The Vertical Hour 2008
Royal Court Theatre
Producer Royal Court
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer David Hare

David Hare's play ath The Royal Court

Blackbird 2007
Market Theatre, Johannesburg
Producer Market Theatre, Johannesburg
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer David Harrower

One act play about a sex offender

Gathered Dust & Dead Skin 2007
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Joe Harbot

Joe Harbot's play at the Live Theatre in Newcastle

Statement Of Regret 2007
National Theatre, Cottosloe
Producer National Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Kwame Kwei-Armah
Starring Don Warrington & Javone Prince

A new play by Kwame Kwei-Armah

That Face 2007
Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
Producer Royal Court
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Polly Stenham
Starring Lindsay Duncan & Matt Smith

Polly Stenham's debut play

The Lovers 2005
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Bridget O'Connor

Bridget O'Connor's play at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Dirty Nets 2004
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Karen Laws

Karen Laws' debut play

Our Kind Of Fun 2004
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Alice de Smith

Play by Alice de Smith

Sudden Collapses In Public Places 2004
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Julia Darling

Toast 2004
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Richard Bean

Smack Family Robinson 2003
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Richard Bean

Attachments 2002
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Julia Darling

From The Underworld 2001
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Sean O'Brien

The Last Post 2000
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle/Tour
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Julia Darling

Personal Belongings 1999
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Julia Darling

NE1 1998
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Lee Hall, Alan Plater, Peter Flannery, Peter Straughan, Ian Frenias, Michael Chaplin, Julia Darling, Sean O'Brien, Rachel Matthews, Gill Adams, Carina Rodney & Tom Haddaway

Knives In Hens 1997
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Producer Live Theatre/Northumbria Academy
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer David Harrower

Radio
Director
South Downs 2012
Catherine Bailey Limited for BBCRadio4
 
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer David Hare

 
Flare Path 2011
Catherine Bailey Limited for BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Catherine Bailey
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Terence Rattigan
Starring Rory Kinnear, Rupert Penry Jones & Ruth Wilson

 
Film
Director
The Inventor Feature
2010
Film 4
In development
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Peter Straughan

Feature film by Peter Straughan, currently in development with Film 4

Linked Short
2007
Bonafide Films
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Joe Harbot
Starring Darren Howie & Paul Trussell

 
Watch
Dead Terry Short
2005

 
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Bridget O'Connor

12'' short by Bridget O'Connor, shot on digital

Warmth Short
2004

 
Director Jeremy Herrin
Writer Julia Darling

6" short by Julia Darling, shot on digital

Cold Calling Short
2003
Tyne Tees Television
Director Jeremy Herrin

24" short by Julia Darling, shot on digital for Tyne Tees Television