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Rupert Goold

For the National:


Rupert Goold was founding Artistic Director of Headlong 2005–2013, Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres 2002–2005 and is an Associate Director at the RSC.

For the National: Dear EnglandThe Effect (also for Headlong), Earthquakes in London (also for Headlong) and Time and the Conways.

As director, work for the Almeida includes: Women, Beware the Devil, Tammy Faye, Patriots, Spring Awakening, Albion, The Hunt, Shipwreck, Richard III, Medea, The Merchant of Venice, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, American Psycho (also Broadway), Ink and King Charles III (also in the West End and on Broadway).

In London’s West End: ENRON (also on Broadway) and Six Characters in Search of an Author for Headlong; Made in Dagenham, Macbeth (also at Chichester and on Broadway), Oliver!, The Glass Menagerie and No Man’s Land.

Other productions include: The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet and Speaking Like Magpies for the RSC; The 47th at the Old Vic; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Kensington Gardens; King Lear for Headlong at Liverpool Everyman and the Young Vic.


Includes Turandot for English National Opera; and Le comte Ory for Garsington Opera.


Macbeth, King Charles III and Richard II.


Judy and True Story.


Rupert Goold has received Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards for Best Director twice and won a Peabody Award in 2011 for Macbeth. He received a CBE in 2017 New Year’s Honours for services to drama.


(Published May 2023)