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Following collaborations on Albion and the internationally acclaimed King Charles III, writer Mike Bartlett and Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold discuss working together, the role of the writer in the room and what makes a great play.
Mon 30 Oct
Rupert is Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, and was Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre Company from 2005 to 2013, Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres from 2002 to 2005.
For the Almeida: Ink; Richard III; Medea, The Merchant of Venice; King Charles III (also West End and Broadway); American Psycho: A new musical thriller; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Theatre includes: Made in Dagenham (West End); 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); The Merchant of Venice; 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).
Television includes: Macbeth (BBC), 2011 Peabody Award, King Charles III (BBC2); BAFTA-winning Richard II (BBC).
Rupert’s first feature film, True Story, was released in 2015, which he wrote and directed, starring James Franco and Jonah Hill for Plan B and Fox Searchlight in New York.
Rupert has twice been the recipient of the Laurence Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards for Best Director. He won a Peabody Award in 2011 for Macbeth and a BAFTA for Richard II.
Rupert was awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Years Honours for services to drama.