Robert Icke

Writer/Director

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  • OEDIPUS

    Sophocles

    Toneelgroep Amsterdam

    oedipus

    OEDIPUS Sophocles

    a new adaptation created by
    Robert Icke


    Edinburgh International Festival: (2019)
    Toneelgroep Amsterdam: (2018)

    ‘We’re in a very vivid theatrical era - partly because it’s an Icke era.’

    Susannah Clapp


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    ¤ Selected for the
    Dutch Theatre Festival

    oedipus
  • HAMLET

    Shakespeare

    Almeida

    Hamlet

    HAMLET Shakespeare


    Park Armory: (2020)
    BBC2: (2018)
    West End: (2017)
    Almeida: (2017)

    ‘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: (2015)
    Almeida: (2015)
    In rep at Schauspiel Stuttgart: from Nov 2018
    Park Armory: Summer 2020

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

    Susannah Clapp, Observer




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    ¤ WON: Kurt-Hübner-Regiepreis
    Germany Academy of Arts, 2018

    ¤ WON: Best Director
    Olivier Awards 2016

    ¤ WON: Best Director
    Evening Standard Awards 2015

    ¤ WON: Best Director
    Critics Circle Awards 2015

  • ABOUT ROBERT

    biography, CV, interviews

    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


    Economist, November 2018

    New Statesman, June 2017

    Sunday Times, March 2017

    Guardian, Feb 2016

    Financial Times, Jan 2016

    Evening Standard, Dec 2015

    Observer, August 2015

  • MARY STUART

    Schiller

    Almeida

    Mary Stuart

    MARY STUART Schiller

    a new adaptation
    created by Robert Icke

    Duke of York's Theatre, 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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    Doctor
  • THE DOCTOR

    new, after Schnitzler

    Almeida

    The Doctor

    THE DOCTOR

    by Robert Icke
    adapted from Schnitzler's Professor Bernhardi


    Adelaide Festival (2020)
    Duke of York's Theatre, West End (2020)
    Almeida Theatre (2019)

    ‘Juliet Stevenson triumphs in this play from Britain's best director'

    Fiona Mountford, Telegraph



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    ¤ WON: Best Director
    Evening Standard Awards 2019

    The Doctor
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • THE WILD DUCK

    Ibsen

    Almeida

    The Wild Duck

    THE WILD DUCK after Ibsen

    a new adaptation
    created by Robert Icke

    Almeida Theatre (2018)


    ‘There is no-one else like [Robert Icke] working in British theatre today. The Wild Duck simply asserts that further.’

    Fergus Morgan, WhatsOnStage



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    ¤ WON: Best Director
    Evening Standard Awards 2019

    The Wild Duck
  • 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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  • 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