Rupert Goold To Direct Decade, a Site-Specific World Premiere Response to 9/11, in London

News   Rupert Goold To Direct Decade, a Site-Specific World Premiere Response to 9/11, in London
Rupert Goold, whose productions of Macbeth starring Patrick Stewart and Enron both transferred to Broadway, is to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 by directing Decade, a site-specific world-premiere response to one of the defining events of our time. It will be staged at London's St Katharine Docks, beside the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, beginning performances Sept. 1 prior to an official opening Sept. 8 for a run through Oct. 15.

Olivier Award-winning director Rupert Goold.
Olivier Award-winning director Rupert Goold.

Presented by Headlong Theatre in association with Chichester Festival Theatre, it will be designed by Miriam Buether, with choreography by Scott Ambler, lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, and composer and sound score by Adam Cork.

According to press materials, the piece is an imaginative investigation into the legacy of 9/11. On Sept. 11, 2001, New York lived through a day, which supposedly changed the world forever.  Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news.  9/11 was the first global event in the age of the internet and its fallout is felt daily by people on every continent.   Ten years on, Headlong, along with a team of major writers and thinkers, explore our responses to the defining event of our times.  Full information on writers and casting will be announced shortly. It has been developed by Rupert Goold with Robert Icke.

Public booking will open June 28 through the National Theatre box office, 020 7452 3000, or visit

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