Ian Rickson

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Ian Rickson (born 8 November 1963) is a British theatre and film director. He was the Artistic Director at the Royal Court Theatre in London from 1998 to 2006,[1] and currently works freelance.

In 2009 he was made an Honorary Professor for Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Kent's School of Arts.[2]

A former pupil of John Roan School in Greenwich, he studies at Essex University and Goldsmiths' College, and still lives in south-east London. He is married to Polly Teale.

Work[edit]

Theatre[edit]

As Artistic Director at the Royal Court Theatre[edit]

  • The Seagull (2007) by Anton Chekhov in a new version by Christopher Hampton, with Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Krapp's Last Tape (2006) by Samuel Beckett, with Harold Pinter
  • The Winterling (2006) by Jez Butterworth
  • The Alice Trilogy (2005) by Tom Murphy
  • The Sweetest Swing in Baseball (2004) by Rebecca Gilman
  • Fallout, (2003) by Roy Williams
  • Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen (2002) by Caryl Churchill
  • This is a Chair (2002) by Caryl Churchill (co-directed with Dominic Cooke)
  • The Night Heron (2002) by Jez Butterworth
  • Dublin Carol (2000) by Conor McPherson, world premiere at the newly opened Royal Court Theatre
  • The Weir (1997-8) by Conor McPherson, world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs then transferred to the Duke of York’s in the West End in the Spring of 1998, then toured to Toronto and Dublin. Broadway Premiere 1999. Nominated for Best Director, Olivier Awards 1999.
  • The Day I Stood Still (1997) by Kevin Elyot, world premiere production, opened in December 1997 at the National Theatre
  • Mojo (1995) by Jez Butterworth at the Royal Court Theatre
  • Mojo - USA (1996) by Jez Butterworth, premiere for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago
  • Mojo - Revival (1996) by Jez Butterworth at The Duke of York’s, London
  • The Lights (1996) by Howard Korder at the Royal Court Theatre
  • Pale Horse (1995) by Joe Penhall at the Royal Court Theatre

Film[edit]

  • Fallout (2008) by Roy Williams, Company Pictures for Channel 4
  • Krapp's Last Tape (2006) by Samuel Beckett for BBC4

Other Productions[edit]

  • The Day I Stood Still (1997/98) by Kevin Elyot at National Theatre
  • Ashes and Sand (1994) by Judy Upton at the Royal Court Theatre
  • Some Voices (1994) by Joe Penhall at the Royal Court Theatre
  • La Serva Padrona (1993), Broomhill
  • The House of Yes (1993) by Wendy MacLeod at the Gate Theatre
  • Killers (1992) by Adam Pernak at the Royal Court Theatre
  • Sab (1992) by Michael Cook at the Royal Court Theatre and tour
  • Me and my Friend (1992) by Gillian Plowman at the Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Wildfire (1992) by Jonathan Harvey at the Royal Court Theatre and tour
  • Queer Fish (1991) by Robin Hooper at the Battersea Arts Centre
  • First Strike (1990) various writers, Soho Polytechnic College
  • Who's Breaking (1990) by Philip Osment at the Battersea Arts Centre
  • Rinty (1990) by Martin Lynch at the Group Theatre, Belfast

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who in British Theatre
  2. ^ University of Kent - News

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