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Rickson, Ian free

Born 8 Nov. 1963; s of Richard and Eileen Rickson; one s by Kate Gould; m 2006, Polly Teale; one d

freelance director


Essex Univ. (BA Eng and Eur. Lit. Hons); Goldsmiths’ Coll., London Univ. (PGTC; Hon. Fellow, 2005)


Freelance Dir, King’s Head, The Gate, Chichester Fest. Theatre; Special Projects Dir, Young People’s Th., 1991–92, Associate Dir, 1993–98, Royal Court Theatre; Artistic Dir, Royal Court Th., 1998–2006. Plays directed include: Me and My Friend, Chichester, 1992; The House of Yes, Gate Th., 1993; La Serva Padrona (opera), Broomhill, 1993; The Day I Stood Still, RNT, 1997; The Hothouse, NT, 2007; Parlour Song, Almeida, 2009; Hedda Gabler, NY, 2009; The Children’s Hour, Betrayal, Comedy, 2011; Hamlet, Young Vic, 2011; Old Times, Harold Pinter Th., 2013; Electra, Old Vic, 2014; The Red Lion, RNT, 2015; The Nest, Young Vic, 2016; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Th. Royal Haymarket, 2017; Against, Almeida, 2017; Royal Court Theatre: Wildfire, Sab, Killers, 1992; Some Voices, Ashes and Sand, 1994; Mojo, transf. Chicago, Pale Horse, 1995, Harold Pinter Th., 2013; Chicago, The Lights, 1996; The Weir, 1997, transf. Duke of York’s, then NY, 1998; Dublin Carol, 2000; Mouth to Mouth, transf. Albery, 2001; The Night Heron, 2002; Fallout, 2003; The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, 2004; Alice Trilogy, 2005; The Winterling, Krapp’s Last Tape, 2006; The Seagull, 2007, transf. NY, 2008; Jerusalem, 2009, transf. Apollo, 2010, NY 2011; The River, 2012. Films directed: Krapp’s Last Tape (BBC), 2007; Fallout (C4), 2008; The Clear Road Ahead, 2010