Deconstructing and re-imagining classic stories

HeadFirst Productions produces mid-scale opera and theatre with high production values. Our work is always socially engaged; embracing ever-shifting perceptions and paradigms is as vital as choosing the right story, be it a play, an opera, music or dance. All stories are mirrors that reflect our world and help us to experience more clearly what we think, feel and desire - to reveal what makes us who we are.

We are committed to creating work that is dynamic, engaging and exciting. The company strives to increase accessibility to the arts by producing exceptional work that is appealing for a new audience as well as for regular theatre-goers. We support emerging talent and always pay our artists.

La Bohème, 2014
La Bohème, 2014

The Concert for Nepal, 2015
The Concert for Nepal, 2015

Opera on the Pantiles
Opera on the Pantiles

La Bohème, 2014
La Bohème, 2014



Past & Present


A Festival of Sex, Love and Death


The Concert for Nepal


La Bohème


Tonight at the Opera


Who's Who

Sophie Gilpin

Founder & Artistic Director

Caitlin Sherring

Education Consultant

All graphic design by Christopher Porter at I See Sea unless otherwise stated.

All production photography by Adrian Gilpin unless otherwise stated.

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News Highlights

15th February 2017

SLDfest programme revealed

14th November 2016

Big Announcement Coming Soon!

8th July 2015

The Concert for Nepal

12th September 2014

La Bohème Reviews

Outreach & Education

HeadFirst Productions is committed to widening access and providing theatre education to adults, young people and communities who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the arts.