Hello! This Autumn we have one workshop for you in October. But keep an eye out. We’ve just appointed a new Project Manager – Neil Bull – and will be announcing some ambitious plans in the new year. In the meantime, we hope to see you at Ian’s workshop.

Living Pictures

Ian Rickson: Ibsen

Dates: 4th, 5th and 6th of October | Times: 10:30-5.00pm | Place: Forest Hill Space, London | Who For: Directors (limited space for actors) | Cost: £175
£25 off if you have taken part in a Living Pictures Workshop previously, if you are a member of the Young Vic Genesis project and/or a member of SDUK. If you are a directing student, we are offering a limited number of places at 100 pounds.

This October Ian Rickson will be exploring Henrik Ibsen’s ROSMERSHOLM as a text with a new translation for a forthcoming production. During a three-day workshop he will work through the text sharing some of his exercises and the approaches he uses to make work.

Written in 1886, in the estimation of many critics, ROSMERSHOLM is regarded as Ibsen’s masterpiece about two people destroyed by social and political, as well as psychological factors, and is only equalled by THE WILD DUCK. The theme of the play is social and political change, in which the traditional ruling classes relinquish their right to impose their ideals on the rest of society, and confronting the weight of the past.

Please read any translation in advance, of which there are many, and Ian will share the version he is working upon during the workshop.

Ian Rickson was Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 1998-2006, presiding over the premier’s of plays by Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, Roy Williams and Conor McPherson. Recent productions include Translations (National Theatre), Birthday Party (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Evening at the Talk House (National Theatre), Red Lion (National Theatre), Electra (Old Vic), Mojo (West End), The River (Royal Court and Broadway), Hamlet (Young Vic), Betrayal (Comedy Theatre), and Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and Broadway).

He is a Patron of Living Pictures, and in 2009 was made an Honorary Professor for Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Kent’s School of Arts.


Please send us your CV and a short paragraph detailing your professional interest in the particular workshop.

NB: Previous LP Workshop participants need only send a paragraph stating why they’d like to take part.
Some places are available for actors on each workshop, but please note that priority will be given to directors.
Workshop places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Securing your place: Once we’ve confirmed your place we will ask you to make a deposit of £25. This deposit is refundable if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start of the workshop.

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