08 Jun 2015 - 08 Jun 2015

In Conversation

Why Greeks Matter

Proagon: Discussion & Debate

Tickets £7 
(Concessions and Under 30s £5)

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Join Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, Ivo Van Hove and Deborah Warner in conversation to mark the launch of our Almeida Greeks season. As three of the world's leading directors of classical work, Rupert, Ivo and Deborah will explore why these texts remain central to the ongoing practice of theatre makers, audiences and the wider theatrical ecology.  

Dates & Tickets

Monday 8 June 5pm
Almeida Theatre Auditorium 

Deborah's career spans theatre and opera as well as forays into television and film. She founded her own theatre company – The Kick Theatre Company when she was 21 directing The Tempest; Measure for Measure; King Lear & Coriolanus.

Theatre includes: The Testament of Mary (Broadway/Barbican); A School for Scandal & Julius Caesar (Barbican); Titus Andronicus, King John and Electra (RSC); The Good Person of Sichuan;King Lear; Richard II; The Powerbook; Happy Days; Mother Courage and her Children (NT); Hedda Gabler (Abbey/Playhouse Theatre); Footfalls (Garrick Theatre); Coriolanus (Salzburg Festival); Une Maison de Poupée (Odéon, Paris); Medea (Dublin, London & Broadway).

Installations include: Peace Camp (Artichoke), The St Pancras Project; The Tower Project (LIFT) & The Angel Project (PIAF & Lincoln Center).

Opera includes: Between Worlds (ENO at The Barbican); Fidelio (La Scala, Milan); Eugene Onegin (Metropolitan Opera); Messiah (Lyon); Wozzeck & La Voix Humaine (Opera North); Don Giovanni; Fidelio (Glyndebourne); Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher (BBC Proms); The Turn of the Screw (ROH at the Barbican - winner of the Evening Standard and South Bank Awards); The Diary of One Who Vanished (ENO, Lincoln Center & NT); Messiah; Eugene Onegin; St John Passion (ENO); Death in Venice (ENO, La Monnaie & Milan); Wozzeck; La Voix Humaine (Opera North); The Rape of Lucretia (Bavarian State Opera); Dido and Aeneas (Vienna/Netherlands Opera) ; La Traviata (Vienna).

Television & Film credits include: Hedda Gabler; Richard II; St. John Passion; The Waste Land; The Last September.

Her production of The Waste Land toured throughout Europe and won 2 Drama Desk Awards in New York.She was named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 1992, L'Officier des Arts et des Lettres in 2000 and Commandeaur des Arts et des Lettres in 2013. Deborah was made a CBE in the 2006 Queens birthday honours list.

Photo: Paul Rogers