EME in Conversation with Iqbal Khan
27 January 2020, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
We are delighted to welcome the theatre director Iqbal Khan, whose radical and revelatory productions for the RSC have been widely acclaimed.
This event is free.
Early Modern Exchanges
IAS Common GroundSouth Wing, Wilkins BuildingUCL, Gower StreetLONDONWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
We are delighted to welcome the theatre director Iqbal Khan, whose radical and revelatory productions for the RSC have been widely acclaimed. They include Much Ado About Nothing transposed to contemporary Delhi, Othello with a black Iago, Antony and Cleopatra with a black Cleopatra, and Molière’s Tartuffe relocated in the Pakistani-Muslim community in Birmingham.
Iqbal will discuss his work with a panel from UCL English Department (Helen Hackett and James Waddell), and will take questions from the audience.
The talk will be followed by drinks and a chance for informal discussion. All welcome but please register to attend.
This event is organised by the Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, part of the Institute of Advanced Studies.
About the Speaker
Iqbal Khan is a freelance Theatre Director. Recent productions at the RSC include Tartuffe, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello and Much Ado About Nothing.
Other work includes Imaam Imraan (NYT, Bradford Literary Festival); Educating Rita (Bolton Octagon); The Wild Man of the West Indies (Donizetti opera for ETO); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe); Snookered (Tamasha/Oldham Coliseum/Bush/UK tour): A Christmas Carol/ Romeo & Juliet/ The Tempest/ Frankenstein & Merchant of Venice (Box Clever); The Importance of Being Earnest: The Musical (Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Windsor); The Killing of Sister George (West End); Broken Glass (Tricycle/West End); Rafta Rafta (Bolton Octagon/New Vic); East is East (Birmingham Rep); A Slight Ache & Landscape (National Theatre); Treemonisha (Pegasus Opera); The Last Photograph (Riverside Theatre and Edinburgh Festival); Otello (Birmingham Opera Company); Oleanna (Bolton Octagon); Simply Cinderella (Curve); Too Close to Home (Lyric Hammersmith/Library Theatre); Madama Butterfly (Lyric Hammersmith/Minack); Beautiful Thing & Perfect Days (Oldham Coliseum); The Baby and Fly Pie (Manchester Royal Exchange).
Iqbal was recently awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts from De Montfort University. He has lectured and given keynote speeches at various international universities, including Michigan State University, Lafayette College and Nanjing University, China.
He has directed two plays in Japan and was awarded a scholarship to spend a year based in Tokyo, with a new writing company and delivering workshops around the country.