Dominic Cooke

Dominic has been Artistic Director of the Royal Court since 2007. He was Associate Director of the Royal Court 1999–2002, Associate Director of the RSC 2002–2006 and Assistant Director of the RSC 1992–1993.

FOR THE ROYAL COURT: Aunt Dan and Lemon and The Fever by Wallace Shawn; Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill; Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Now or Later by Christopher Shinn; War and Peace and Fear and Misery by Mark Ravenhill; Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco; The Pain and The Itch by Bruce Norris; Other People by Christopher Shinn; Fireface by Marius von Mayenburg; Spinning into Butter by Rebecca Gilman; Redundant by Leo Butler; F***ing Games by Grae Cleugh; Plasticine by Vassily Sigarev; The People are Friendly by Michael Wynne; This is a Chair and Identical Twins by Caryl Churchill.

OTHER THEATRE INCLUDES: For the RSC: Arabian Nights (also Young Vic / UK and world tours / New Victory Theatre, New York); Pericles, The Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, Macbeth and Cymbeline by William Shakespeare; The Crucible by Arthur Miller; Postcards from America by David Adjmi and Brett Neveu; The Malcontent by John Marston. Also, By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr (Wyndham’s); The Eccentricities of a Nightingale by Tennessee Williams (Gate / Dublin); The Weavers by Gerhart Hauptmann; Hunting Scenes From Lower Bavaria by Martin Sperr (both Gate); The Bullet by Joe Penhall (Donmar); Afore Night Come by David Rudkin; Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton (both Clwyd); The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Atlantic Theatre Festival, Canada); My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley (Oxford Stage Co./Young Vic); Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig (Bolton Octagon); Of Mice and Men adapted from John Steinbeck’s novel, (Nottingham Playhouse); Autogeddon by Heathcote Williams (Assembly Rooms).

OPERA INCLUDES: The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (WNO); I Capuleti E I Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini; La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (both Grange Park Opera).

AWARDS: 2007 Laurence Olivier awards for Best Director and Best Revival for The Crucible; 2000 TMA award for Arabian Nights; 1991 Fringe First award for Autogeddon.

In January 2014 Dominic Cooke was awarded a CBE for services to drama.

Previous Royal Court Productions

  • The Low Road

    Written by Bruce Norris, Directed by Dominic Cooke…

  • Ding Dong the Wicked

    by Caryl Churchill…

  • Choir Boy

    Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Directed by Dominic Cooke…

  • In Basildon

    by David Eldridge - Directed by Dominic Cooke…

  • Chicken Soup with Barley

    Dominic Cooke directs Samantha Spiro in a new revival of Arnold Wesker's landmark 1958 play.…

  • Clybourne Park (West End)

    Please note that this production takes place at the Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA …

  • Clybourne Park

    In 1959 Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed at a knock-down price. This enables the first Black family to move into the neighbourhood,...…

  • Seven Jewish Children

    _Seven Jewish Children_ by Caryl Churchill is a ten minute history of Israel, ending with the bombing of Gaza.…

  • Wig Out!

    Enter the legendary House of Light, a hyper-glamorous, uber-competitive drag queen refuge where a daughter who was once a son, can find a family. …

  • Now or Later

    Election night in the US, and things are looking rosy for the Democratic Party... …

  • The Pain and the Itch

    A cosy family Thanksgiving dinner for six. Someone - or something - is leaving bite marks in the avocados. Clay and Kelly's daughter Kayla has an...…

  • The People Are Friendly

  • Plasticine

    In a faceless society in the depths of present-day Russia, a young boy dies. Women in the street are drunk, fight and demand sex. The schoolboy...…

  • F***Ing Games

  • Redundant

  • Spinning Into Butter

  • Fireface

Dominic Cooke elsewhere on Royal Court