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6 December 2021

Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Robert Icke

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If the text is the house and the front door is the way that it’s normally done, you want to find a back door, or a way in through the basement or a way of climbing in through the loft

Robert Icke Multi-award-winning writer and director

Former Associate Director of Headlong and Almeida Theatre – where he directed productions such as 1984, Oresteia, Uncle Vanya and Hamlet – multi-award-winning writer and director Robert Icke unpacks his creative process in 'Talking About Performance Practice: Lyn Gardner in Conversation'.

This exclusive series of informal and informative interviews on Digital Theatre+ sees theatre critic and Associate Editor of The Stage Lyn Gardner talking to key makers of contemporary performance about their aesthetics, ethics and working processes.

From collaborating with cast and creative teams to working with text and finding a vocabulary in the rehearsal room, Icke discusses his intentions for staging The Doctor with Juliet Stevenson for his final show as the Associate Director of the Almeida. Listen to Icke's interview with Gardner in full below.