Rosalind Hickson has
been directing for over 20 years.
She originally trained as a teacher at the Central
School of Speech and Drama before joining the Crucible
Theatre, Sheffield as a trainee director. After gaining
invaluable experience there under the late, inspirational Clare
Venables, Rosalind co-directed the original studio workshop
production of Five Guys Named Moe
at the Royal National Theatre, London.
She subsequently worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company, in Stratford and London, as assistant director to Ian
Judge, Nicholas Hynter, Terry
Hands and Philip Prowse. These productions included, The
Comedy of Errors, King Lear,
of the Flies, The Seagull
and A Woman of No Importance.
Rosalind then returned to the Royal National Theatre
to work with Tony Harrison on Square
Rounds, and with Sir Richard Eyre
on the transfer to the West End of the award-winning play Skylight, by David Hare, starring Sir
Michael Gambon and Lia Williams.
This was followed by Amy’s View
which featured Dame Judy Dench.
Rosalind assisted Patrick Marber with the West End transfer of his play Closer, and Nicholas Hytner in his production of The Lady in the Van, by Alan Bennett, which starred Dame Maggie Smith at the Queen’s Theatre.
As assistant director to Laurence Boswell, Rosalind worked on Weekend in Rio, and with Madonna on Up for Grabs at the Wyndham's.
Rosalind then co-produced Crazy Ladies at the Edinburgh Festival and produced A Tribute to Nat 'King' Cole featuring Clarke Peters. This was followed by assistant-producing the 2004
UK tour of Joan Rivers: Broke and Alone.
Ros recently directed Panic Play and The Fun Factory at the Alma Theatre, Bristol.