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Dominic Cooke
Born 1966 (age 43–44)
Occupation Theatre director

Dominic Cooke (born 1966) is an English theatre director, playwright, and current artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre, London.[1]. He won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for best director for his revival of The Crucible.


Pre-Royal Court

He was an assistant director at the RSC in the 1990s before becomming an associate director at the Royal Court. In 2003 he left the Court returning to the RSC but in 2006 he became the artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre.[2]

Royal Court

He came to Royal Court at a time where the theatre had been criticised for softening its political agenda and having 'lost its way'. Cooke promised to refocus the theatre and pioneered new writing such as Polly Stenham and Bola Agbaje as well as producing some succesful revivals. His time at the Court overal has been touted as a sucess.


In 2007 he wrote the stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses which he directed and produced at the RSC [3]. He also wrote an adaptation of Arabian Nights for the BMW Group Plant in Oxford.

Stage Productions as a Director

Royal Court Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Company

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ "Dominic Cooke Biography". Contemporary Writers. British Council. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-02.  
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