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Ian Rickson BIO

Ian Rickson was the Artistic Director of the Royal Court from 1998 to 2006, where he directed The River (also Broadway) Jerusalem (also West End and Broadway), The Winterling, The Night Heron and Mojo (also Chicago), all by Jez Butterworth; Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen and This is a Chair by Caryl Churchill; Dublin Carol and The Weir by Conor McPherson (also Dublin, Chicago, West End and Broadway); The Seagull by Anton Chekhov (also Broadway); Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett; Alice Trilogy by Tom Murphy; The Sweetest Swing in Baseball and Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman; Fallout by Roy Williams; Mouth to Mouth by Kevin Elyot; The Lights by Howard Korder; Pale Horse and Some Voices by Joe Penhall; Ashes and Sand by Judy Upton and Killers by Adam Pernak.

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Ian Rickson Productions

[West End, 2020]
[West End, 2019]
[West End, 2019]
[West End, 2018]
[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
[Broadway, 2014]
[West End, 2013]
[West End, 2011]
[Broadway, 2011]
[West End, 2011]
[Broadway, 2009]
[Broadway, 2008]
[Broadway, 1999]

Ian Rickson Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Director

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Ian Rickson News

Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James to Star in New Penelope Skinner Play in the West End

Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James will star in a new play by Penelope Skinner, directed by Ian Rickson, that will open in the West End in the fall.

Austin Pendleton, Jeff Perry, and More to Star in Steppenwolf Theatre's NO MAN'S LAND

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theater company, will conclude its 47th season with Harold Pinter's celebrated masterwork No Man's Land directed by Les Waters (In the Next Room..(or the vibrator play), Dana H., Middletown), playing July 13 – August 20, 2023 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater.

New Muhammad Ali Musical ALI Will Have its World Premiere In Louisville in Fall 2024

The World Premiere of ALI will be presented in Ali's hometown of Louisville, at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, in Fall 2024. Learn more about the show here!

Center Theatre Group's L.A. Writers' Workshop Selects New Cohort

Since 2005, more than 100 playwrights have had their work fostered through Center Theatre Group's L.A. Writers' Workshop and more are set to join. This new cohort for the L.A. Writers' Workshop includes six local playwrights who will spend a year researching and writing a new work with the feedback of their fellow writers and Center Theatre Group's artistic staff. These playwrights are Amy Berryman, Inda Craig-Galván, Isaac Gómez, Ramiz Monsef, christopher oscar peña, and Jasmine Sharma.

The V&A Announces RE:PLAY to Celebrate 30 Years of the National Video Archive of Performance

To celebrate 30 years of the Victoria & Albert's National Video Archive of Performance, the museum is holding a weekend of free screenings from 26-27 November.

Review: ALL OF US, National Theatre

A play that reminds us of theatre's power to entertain us, to affect us and, one hopes, to stir us to action

THE TRIALS Leads Our Top 10 London Shows For August

Here are some of August's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features.

Pentabus Announces 2022 Season Featuring New Commissions and More

Today Pentabus announced their 2022 Season which features a new commission touring in the autumn, the return of Pentabus Young Writers live production and three new digital projects. 

BWW Review: JERUSALEM, Apollo Theatre

Sir Mark Rylance revisits his extraordinary Rooster Byron in a play that vibrates differently than when first staged in an England almost unrecognisable from the England of today

JERUSALEM Leads April's Top 10 New London Shows

London is never short of temptations, whether epic West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a juicy revival to a new political play and a classic musical reborn, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Full Cast Announced For West End Production Of JERUSALEM

Today producer Sonia Friedman announced who is joining the previously announced Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, who will reprise their celebrated roles as Johnny “Rooster” Byron and Ginger respectively in Ian Rickson's production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem.

Digital Theatre+ Partners With Sonia Friedman Productions To Provide Education Platform For WALDEN

From Thursday 10th March 2022, schools, universities, and educational institutions all over the world will be able to see the digital streaming of Walden - the fresh and ambitious debut play by Amy Berryman. Walden stars Gemma Arterton, Fehinti Balogun and Lydia Wilson and is directed by Ian Rickson. 

Ten New Productions Added To The National Theatre Collection For Schools, Colleges, Universities and Libraries To Access Worldwide

With 75% of UK state secondary schools signed up to the National Theatre Collection, ten additional productions will now be available to schools, colleges and educational establishments from today in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing and ProQuest, part of Clarivate.

The National Theatre Announces New Productions For All Three South Bank Stages This Summer

The National Theatre today announces new productions for all three South Bank stages this summer: Jack Absolute Flies Again in the Olivier theatre, Much Ado About Nothing in the Lyttelton theatre and All of Us in the Dorfman theatre with tickets on sale to the public from Thursday 10 March.  

ANGELS IN AMERICA Joins the National Theatre Collection on Drama Online

The filmed performance of Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and of Part Two: Perestroika will be added to the National Theatre Collection 2 on Drama Online in February alongside eight new films announced in November.

Wake Up With BWW 1/18: Keala Settle to Make West End Debut in & JULIET, and More!

Today's top stories include the West End debut of Keala Settle! It was recently announced that the Greatest Showman star will make her West End debut in & Juliet in the role of Nurse beginning March 29. She will be performing the role through June 18.

BWW Review: PARADISE, National Theatre

State of the nation stuff at the National Theatre.

TheaterWorks Hartford Extends Amy Berryman's WALDEN To August 29

Due to popular demand, TheaterWorks Hartford, in partnership with Riverfront Recapture, has extended in-person performances of Amy Berryman's debut play, Walden, to August 29. The North American premiere marks a return to in-person events for TheaterWorks Hartford, as well as its first outdoor show in its 35-year history.

Complicité Announce Fehinti Balogun's CAN I LIVE? UK Tour

Can I Live? goes on a confronting, and ultimately uplifting, journey to discover the global majority activists taking a stand. After watching the filmed performance, audiences will be invited to join discussions and think through the future of our planet, as well as being provided with routes into their own activism.

Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM Will Return to the West End in 2022, Starring Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook

Previewing at the Apollo Theatre from 16 April 2022 with the opening night on 28 April 2022, Jerusalem will run until 6 August 2022.  There will be over 800 seats at £15 or under each week across the house throughout the run with additional education rates of £25 per student ticket. 


Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Jerusalem Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Mouth To Mouth and Best Director (Olivier Awards) for The Weir .

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