Rupert Goold


Rupert Goold is Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre.

Rupert’s Headlong Theatre Company have recently co-produced with the Almeida to present the World Premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica, directed by Lyndsey Turner. His production of American Psycho – a new musical thriller was a world premiere, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis and co-produced with Headlong and Act 4.

Rupert was Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre from 2005 until 2013. He was Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2009 to 2012. Previously he was Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres from 2002 to 2005. He has twice been the recipient of the Laurence 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 Richard II (BBC, Neal Street) Macbeth (Chichester Festival, The Gielgud Theatre, on Broadway and for the BBC), No Man’s Land (Gate and Duke of York’s theatres), The Glass Menagerie (Apollo Theatre), Time and The Conways (National Theatre), Sunday Father, Gone to LA (Hampstead Theatre) Turandot (English National Opera), Le Comte Ory (Garsington Opera) and Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).

This year Rupert writes and directs his first feature film, True Story, starring James Franco and Jonah Hill for Plan B and Fox Searchlight in New York.