Ian Rickson

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Ian Rickson (born 1963) is a British theatre director.[1] He was the artistic director at the Royal Court Theatre in London from 1998 to 2006.[2][3]


Rickson's first professional job as director was at the Royal Court Young People's Theatre in 1990.[4] He was appointed to replace Stephen Daldry as artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre in 1998, after three years there as an associate director.[5] He stayed as artistic director until 2006, overseeing the completion of the new theatre in 1999. While there, he directed Joe Penhall's play Some Voices, Jez Butterworth's play Mojo, Conor McPherson's play The Weir, and Butterworth's play The Night Heron.[6]

Rickson has also directed a production of Hamlet at the Young Vic, starring BAFTA Award-nominee Michael Sheen.[7] He also directed a production of Brian Friel's Translations at the National Theatre.[8]

Personal life

Rickson was born in London, and raised in the south of the city.[9][10] He has a daughter, Eden.[11] He is a supporter of Charlton Athletic F.C.[12]


  1. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2010/jan/25/ian-rickson-director
  2. ^ Interview The Guardian, 25 January 2010
  3. ^ Who's Who in British Theatre
  4. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2002/jul/06/whoswhoinbritishtheatre.features15
  5. ^ https://theartsdesk.com/theatre/ian-rickson-im-introvert-i-want-stop-talking-about-myself-interview
  6. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2002/jul/06/whoswhoinbritishtheatre.features15
  7. ^ https://theartsdesk.com/theatre/ian-rickson-im-introvert-i-want-stop-talking-about-myself-interview
  8. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/colin-morgan-and-jenna-coleman-join-sally-field-in-old-vics-all-my-sons-a3935716.html
  9. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2010/jan/25/ian-rickson-director
  10. ^ https://theartsdesk.com/theatre/ian-rickson-im-introvert-i-want-stop-talking-about-myself-interview
  11. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2010/jan/25/ian-rickson-director
  12. ^ https://theartsdesk.com/theatre/ian-rickson-im-introvert-i-want-stop-talking-about-myself-interview

External links

  • Ian Rickson on IMDb
  • Betrayal, "Comedy Theatre Review", The Telegraph, 17 June 2011
  • Betrayal - Review, "Comedy Theatre London", The Guardian, 17 June 2011
  • First Night: Betrayal, "Comedy Theatre London", The Independent', 17 June 2011
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