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Robert Icke

ROBERT ICKE

  

Nationality:    British
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Robert Icke was artistic director of the Arden Theatre Company in Stockton-on-Tees from 20037 and of the Swan Theatre Company in Cambridge from 20058, where he was awarded the Susie Gautier-Smith Prize for his contribution to theatre. As Associate Director of Headlong, his work for the company includes Boys by Ella Hickson, a national tour of Romeo and Juliet in 2012, and working with Rupert Goold to conceive and develop Decade in 2011. Other theatre includes: The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse) and Catalysta (Ovalhouse).

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below is a list of Robert Icke's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        1984         Alchemist, The         Hamlet         Mary Stuart         Oresteia         Uncle Vanya



1984

1984
April, 1984. Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell's fiction is often said to be our reality. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical new adaptation exploring why Orwell's vision of the future is as relevant as ever.

Notes:
adapted from novel by George Orwell by Robert Ickle and Duncan Macmillan

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Alchemist, The

Synopsis:
When Face, self-styled master conman, is left in sole charge of his masters house, he calls in his not-so-trusty fellow tricksters, Subtle and Dol. Claiming to have discovered the 'philosopher's stone', the substance that can transform any metal into gold, they whip their vain, greedy and hopelessly optimistic victims into a frenzy of get-rich quickery. the con is on. But time is running out. What will they do when things get complicated? And how long before the trio come unstuck?

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Original Playwright - Ben Jonson

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Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Hamlet

Hamlet
A radical new version of Shakespeares classic, reworked and directed by Robert Icke,

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by William Shakespeare, a performance text adapted by Robert Icke

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Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart
Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It's all in the execution.Schiller's political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of some of British history's most crucial days. Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson (Duet for One) and Lia Williams (Oresteia) trade the play's central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.

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Original Playwright - Friedrich von Schiller

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Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Oresteia

Oresteia
Orestes' parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus' greatest and final play in a new version

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Original Playwright - Aeschylus

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Oberon Books, London   

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Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya
Chekhov's late masterpiece examines human behaviour in all of its beautiful, terrible, laughable contradiction. Following his reimagining of Oresteia( Almeida / West End), Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke directs a new production of Chekhov's greatest play. Things your life could be: (1) a farce. (2) a tragedy. (3) pointless. (4) all of the above. Things you could do about it: (1) keep living. (2) stop living. (3) stop someone else living. (4) nothing. Even so, what has your life been worth?

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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