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Rupert Goold

Artistic Director, Almeida Theatre

Rupert Goold is Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre.

He was appointed in February 2013 and took up the post full-time in September 2013.

Rupert’s association with the Almeida Theatre Company began in 2008 when he directed Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

His world premiere production of American Psycho was based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis and co-produced with Headlong and Act 4. Although programmed by Michael Attenborough, it was Rupert’s first directorial Almeida production as Artistic Director, running from 3 December 2013 – 1 February 2014. American Psycho opens on Broadway Spring 2015 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

In 2014 Rupert directed the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett’s new play King Charles III. Following a sell-out run at the Almeida, King Charles III transferred to the Wyndham’s Theatre, is currently on a UK Tour and opened on Broadway 1 November 2015 at the Music Box Theatre.

Rupert was Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre from 2005 to 2013, Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2009 to 2012, and Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres from 2002 to 2005. He has twice been the recipient of the Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Director.

As a freelance director Rupert has directed revivals, opera, musicals, new plays, farce, pantomime, youth theatre, installation work, comedy and Shakespeare (including two films) around the world and for a wide range of commercial and subsidised organisations. These projects include, on Broadway, Enron, Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, for the Almeida Theatre, King Charles III, Merchant of Venice, Medea. Founder, Headlong Theatre, Faustus, Six Characters…, King Lear, Enron, Earthquakes in London, Decade, The Effect and other, Made in Dagenham (Adelphi), BAFTA- winning Richard II (BBC), Macbeth, 2011 Peabody Award (West End, BBC), No Man’s Land (Duke of York’s), The Glass Menagerie (Apollo Theatre), Time and the Conways (NT), Turandot (ENO), Le Comte Ory (Garsington Opera).

This year, Rupert’s first feature film, True Story, was released, starring James Franco and Jonah Hill.

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