Robert Icke

Writer/Director

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  • 1984

    by George Orwell

    Almeida, West End, on tour

    1984

    1984 by George Orwell

    a new adaptation created by
    Robert Icke & Duncan Macmillan


    Hudson Theater, Broadway: (2017)
    West End: (2016, 2015, 2014)
    International Tour (2016, 2015)
    National Tours (2014, 2013)
    Almeida: Feb-April(2014)

    ‘A stunning play... a chilling,
    relentlessly ingenious 101 minutes’

    Dominic Maxwell, Times


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    ¤ WON: Best Director
    UK Theatre Awards 2014

    ¤ NOMINATED: Best New Play
    Olivier Awards 2014

    ¤ WON: Best Director
    Liverpool Post Awards 2013

    1984
  • HAMLET

    Shakespeare

    Almeida

    Hamlet

    HAMLET Shakespeare


    West End: June-September 2017
    Almeida: Feb-April 2017

    with Andrew Scott as Hamlet


    ‘Robert Icke is one of the most important forces in today's theatre.’

    Susannah Clapp, Observer


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    Hamlet
  • ORESTEIA

    Aeschylus

    Almeida

    Oresteia

    ORESTEIA Aeschylus

    a new adaptation
    created by Robert Icke


    West End: August-November 2015
    Almeida: May-July 2015

    ‘You can almost see the dust flying off the old master. One tremendous evening.’

    Susannah Clapp, Observer




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    ¤ WON: Best Director
    Olivier Awards 2016

    ¤ WON: Best Director
    Evening Standard Awards 2015

    ¤ WON: Best Director
    Critics Circle Awards 2015

  • ABOUT ROBERT

    biography and CV

    ABOUT ROBERT


    Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Robert is an award-winning writer and director.

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    Representation


    Rachel Taylor (Theatre) &
    Anthony Mestriner (Screen)

    at Casarotto.



    Interviews


    Sunday Times, March 2017

    Guardian, Feb 2016

    Financial Times, Jan 2016

    Evening Standard, Dec 2015

    Observer, August 2015

    What's On Stage, Sept 2015

    In 2017, Robert was selected as one of The Stage's 100 most influential people in British theatre.

  • MARY STUART

    Schiller

    Almeida

    Mary Stuart

    MARY STUART Schiller

    a new adaptation
    created by Robert Icke

    West End (2018)
    Almeida Theatre (2016)

    ‘There were moments [during the proceedings] when I caught myself wondering when I last took a conscious breath.’

    Paul Taylor, The Independent

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    Romeo
  • THE RED BARN

    by Georges Simenon

    National Theatre

    The Red Barn

    THE RED BARN by Georges Simenon

    in an adaptation by David Hare

    with Mark Strong, Hope Davis
    & Elizabeth Debicki

    National Theatre (2016)

    ‘Robert Icke dares to take us into the storm, the white-out that is the inner fury here. Hitchcock would approve.’

    Ann Treneman, The Times

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    UNCLE VANYA Anton Chekhov

    a new adaptation
    created by Robert Icke

    Almeida Theatre (2016)

    ‘Never has a production been more carefully considered, more heartbreaking, more expressive’

    Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday

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    The Red Barn
  • UNCLE VANYA

    Chekhov

    Almeida

    Uncle Vanya

    UNCLE VANYA Anton Chekhov

    a new adaptation
    created by Robert Icke

    Almeida Theatre (2016)

    ‘Never has a production been more carefully considered, more heartbreaking, more expressive’

    Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday

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    Uncle Vanya
  • ALMEIDA THEATRE

    Associate Director

    Almeida

    ALMEIDA THEATRE

    Working alongside Artistic Director Rupert Goold, Robert is currently full-time as Associate Director at the Almeida, working on every one of the company's productions.

    He previously worked as Associate Director at Headlong on productions including 1984, Boys and Romeo and Juliet.

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    Almeida
  • BOYS

    a world premiere by Ella Hickson

    Headlong @ Soho Theatre / Hightide

    Boys

    BOYS by Ella Hickson

    Headlong @ Soho Theatre (2012)

    ‘the superlative cast, directed by Robert Icke, embodies [the play's] roller-coaster rhythms... with all the spontaneity and self-consciousness of last-gasp youth.’

    Ben Brantley, New York Times

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    Boys
  • ROMEO AND JULIET

    by William Shakespeare

    Headlong: National Tour

    Romeo

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Headlong: National Tour (2012)

    ‘A Romeo and Juliet to die for... Startlingly fresh... it's terrific and hails the arrival of an impressive new director.’

    Lyn Gardner, Guardian

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    Romeo
  • THE FEVER

    by Wallace Shawn

    Almeida @ the May Fair Hotel

    The Fever

    THE FEVER by Wallace Shawn

    Almeida at the Mayfair Hotel (2015)

    with Tobias Menzies

    ‘Robert Icke’s luxuriously intimate production… these 90-odd minutes [are] unforgettable in their feverish intensity and their ambivalence.’

    Dominic Maxwell, Times

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    The Fever
  • MR BURNS

    a new play by Anne Washburn

    Almeida

    Mr Burns

    MR BURNS by Anne Washburn

    Almeida Theatre (2015)

    ‘The most exciting and most imaginative show of the year’

    Michael Coveney

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    Mr Burns