Jeremy Herrin

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Jeremy Herrin
Born 19th January 1970
New York, New York USA
Occupation Theatre director

Jeremy Herrin is an English theatre director. He is the Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre. He trained at both the Royal Court Theatre and the National Theatre.[1]

Career[edit]

Having trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Herrin was an assistant director under Stephen Daldry at the Royal Court Theatre from 1993-95. He then was a staff director at the National Theatre from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 he became Associate Director at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne.

In 2007 he directed the critically successful That Face by Polly Stenham at the Royal Court Upstairs, which subsequently transferred to the West End. He was nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Best Director for Stenham's Tusk Tusk in 2009. He became the Deputy Artistic Director at the Royal Court to Dominic Cooke in 2009. He has directed a number of new plays at the Royal Court including Spur of the Moment by Anya Reiss, Richard Bean's The Heretic and No Quarter, also by Stenham, in 2013.[2]

Herrin made his Shakespearean debut at the Globe Theatre in 2011, directing Eve Best in Much Ado About Nothing. In 2011 Herrin directed several West End productions, including a well received revival of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends. He also directed the UK premiere of David Hare's The Vertical Hour as well as the world premiere and West End transfer of Hare's South Downs. He has directed Roger Allam in Uncle Vanya and in The Tempest at Shakespeare's Globe.

He was nominated as Best Director in the 2013 Olivier Awards for his work on "This House" by James Graham at the National Theatre.

In December 2013 he directed the world premiere of two plays adapted from Hilary Mantel's novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the RSC.[3] The plays subsequently transferred to The Aldwych Theatre.

In July 2014, he will direct the European premiere of Jennifer Haley's "The Nether" as a coproduction between Headlong Theatre at The Royal Court Theatre.

Theatre[edit]

Stage productions directed by Jeremy Herrin
Year Title Author Theatre Notes
2012 Hero E. V. Crowe Royal Court
2012 This House James Graham National Theatre Nominated for 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director
2012 Children's Children Matthew Dunster Almeida Theatre
2012 Absent Friends Alan Ayckbourn Harold Pinter Theatre
2011 Uncle Vanya Anton Chekhov Chichester Festival Theatre
2011 Death and the Maiden Ariel Dorfman Harold Pinter Theatre
2011 Haunted Child Joe Penhall Royal Court Theatre
2011 South Downs David Hare Minerva Theatre, Chichester
2011 Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare Globe Theatre
2011 The Heretic Richard Bean Royal Court Theatre Winner Best New Play Laurence Olivier Award
2010 Kin E.V. Crowe Royal Court Theatre
2010 Spur of the Moment Anya Reiss Royal Court Theatre Nominated for Evening Standard Award Best Director
2010 The Laws of War various authors[4] Royal Court Theatre
2009 The Priory Michael Wynne[5] Royal Court Theatre Winner Best Comedy Laurence Olivier Award
2009 Tusk, Tusk Polly Stenham Royal Court Theatre Nominated for Evening Standard Award Best Director
2009 Marble Marina Carr Abbey Theatre
2008 The Family Reunion T.S. Eliot[6] Donmar Warehouse
2008 The Vertical Hour David Hare Royal Court Theatre
2007 Statement of Regret Kwame Kwei-Armah National Theatre
2007 Blackbird David Harrower The Market Theatre
2007 That Face Polly Stenham[7] Royal Court Theatre Nominated for Best New Play in the Laurence Olivier Awards
2007 Gathered Dust and Dead Skin Joe Harbot Live Theatre
2005 The Lovers Bridget O'Connor Live Theatre
2004 Our Kind Of Fun Alice de Smith Live Theatre
2004 Toast (new version) Richard Bean Live Theatre
2004 Sudden Collapses In Public Places Julia Darling Live Theatre
2004 Dirty Nets Karen Laws Live Theatre
2003 Smack Family Robinson Richard Bean Live Theatre
2002 Attachments Julia Darling Live Theatre
2001 From the Underworld Sean O'Brien Live Theatre
2000 The Last Post Julia Darling Live Theatre then tour in County Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria
1999 Personal Belongings Julia Darling Live Theatre

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/tft/client/user1671/
  2. ^ "No Quarter at The Royal Court Theatre", Royal Court Theatre. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  3. ^ "Wolf Hall director to become Headlong artistic director", BBC News, 10 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  4. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/news/theatre/london/E8831273589550/Galas%3A+Court+Laws,+Cardboard+Seats+%26+Grateful.html
  5. ^ http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whatson01.asp?play=559
  6. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/interviews/theatre/london/E8821226922273/Jeremy+Herrin+On+...+TS+Eliot,+The+Playwright.html
  7. ^ http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/files/downloads/THATFACErelease.doc.pdf