17 Mar 2016 - 17 Mar 2016

Almeida Questions

On Chekhov

Katie Mitchell and Robert Icke in conversation

Tickets £7 (£5 concessions

production information

"Listen, Ibsen is no playwright... Ibsen just doesn't know life. In life it simply isn't like that." (Anton Chekhov). 

Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke, director of Uncle Vanya, in conversation with renowned director Katie Mitchell, who has staged ground-breaking productions of all of Chekhov's major plays, about the challenges and pleasures of working on Chekhov. 


Dates & Tickets

Thurs 17 Mar 6pm 
Almeida Theatre auditorium


Robert is the Associate Director of the Almeida.

For the Almeida: Uncle Vanya; The Odyssey; The Iliad; Oresteia (also West End); The Fever; Mr Burns; 1984 (also West End / National Tour).

Theatre includes: Boys; Romeo and Juliet; Decade (Headlong); The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse).

Robert was Associate Director of Headlong from 2010-2013, Artistic Director of the Arden Theatre Company in Stockton-on-Tees from 2003-2007 and of the Swan Theatre Company in Cambridge from 2005-2008, where he was awarded the Susie Gautier-Smith Prize for his contribution to theatre. His production of 1984 (which he co-adapted and directed with Duncan Macmillan) won Best Director at the UK Theatre Awards and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play. Robert was selected as one of the Hospital Club’s 100 most influential people working across Britain’s creative industries in 2014.



Additional information

The running time is approximately one hour.