07 Jul 2016 - 07 Jul 2016

Almeida Questions

Directing Shakespeare

Rupert Goold & Ben Power in conversation

£7 (£5 concs) 

production information

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, in conversation with Ben Power, who he collaborated with on Richard II for the BBC’s Hollow Crown series, talk about the process and practice of directing Shakespeare. They will discuss Richard III, as well as Rupert’s productions of The Merchant of Venice with Ian McDiarmid at the Almeida, Macbeth with Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on the Almeida’s stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.

Dates & Tickets

Thurs 7 Jul

Get a ticket to this event followed by 2-course meal with welcome cocktail at the Almeida Restaurant for just £25


Rupert is Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre.

He was previously Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre Company, Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres.

For the Almeida: Richard III; Medea; The Merchant of Venice (also RSC); King Charles III (also West End); American Psycho: A new musical thriller (also Broadway); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Theatre includes: The Effect; Earthquakes in London (Headlong / National Theatre);Time and the Conways (National Theatre);The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Three Sixty / Kensington Gardens); Romeo and Juliet; The Tempest; Speaking Like Magpies (RSC); ENRON (Headlong / Chichester Festival Theatre / Royal Court / West End / Broadway); Oliver!; The Glass Menagerie; Art; Speed-the-Plow (West End); King Lear (Headlong / Liverpool Everyman / Young Vic); No Man’s Land (Gate Theatre, Dublin / West End); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong / Chichester Festival Theatre / Bristol Old Vic / West End); Macbeth(Brooklyn Academy of Music / Lyceum Theater / Broadway); Faustus; Restoration; Paradise Lost (Headlong); Hamlet; Summer Lightning; Insignificance; Paradise Lost;Waiting for Godot; The Weir; Betrayal (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Othello (Theatre Royal, Northampton / Greenwich Theatre); Scaramouche (Salisbury Playhouse / Australia, New Zealand, Canada tour); The Wind in the Willows; Privates on Parade (New Vic Theatre); Gone to LA(Hampstead Theatre); Broken Glass (Watford Palace Theatre); Habeus Corpus;Summer Lighting; Dancing at Lughnasa (Salisbury Playhouse); The Colonel Bird (Gate Theatre); Brand (NT Studio); Romeo and Juliet (Greenwich Theatre); The End of the Affair (Bridewell Theatre).

Opera includes: Turandot; On Thee We Feed (English National Opera); Le Comte Ory (Garsington Opera); Gli Equivoci; Il Pomo D’Oro (Batignano Opera Festival).

Film includes: Richard II; Macbeth.

As Writer and Director, film includes: True Story.

Rupert has twice been the recipient of the Laurence Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards for Best Director.

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