Jeremy Herrin, Headlong’s Artistic Director, returns to the National Theatre to direct D C Moore’s dark and funny new play, Common, an epic tale of unsavoury action and England’s lost land with Anne-Marie Duff as Mary and Cush Jumbo as Laura.

Mary’s the best liar, rogue, thief and faker in this whole septic isle. And she’s back.

As the factory smoke of the industrial revolution belches out from the cities, Mary is swept up in the battle of her former home. The common land, belonging to all, is disappearing.

Speaking about the play Jeremy Herrin said “I think Common is a remarkably ambitious play and fitting for Headlong’s latest collaboration with the National Theatre. It is a theatrically playful work, funny and alive, full of incredibly visceral language. It speaks about a time long ago but also how we live now and who owns the land.”

Full cast includes Ian-Lloyd Anderson, Lois Chimimba, Peta Cornish, Anna Crichlow, John Dagleish, Brian Doherty, Amy Downham, Anne-Marie Duff, Trevor Fox, Hannah Hutch, Cush Jumbo, Tim McMullan, John O’Dowd, Ian Shaw and Edward Wolstenholme.

Design is by Richard Hudson, lighting design by Paule Constable, music by Stephen Warbeck and sound design by Ian Dickinson.

Common is a Travelex show with hundreds of seats available at £15 for every performance.
There will be a series of talks and events during the run of Common;

Talk – History of Common Land Thursday 15 June, 6pm
Jeremy Herrin and D C Moore on Common Friday 16 June, 6pm
In Context – Revolt: the world of Common Wednesday 19 July, 2pm
George Monbiot in Conversation Thursday 20 July, 6pm
Anne Marie Duff Friday 21 July, 3pm
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