Stepping down because "it's become impossible to give the building the attention it deserves alongside my other work for theatre and the screen" - so sounds like he's aiming to focus on his freelance directing work rather than having another venue-based role in mind
Very exciting news. I have loved much of Icke's work. I love the little Schnitzler I've seen; Professor Bernhardi is near the top of my list of plays I'd love to see. I must admit I don't really like the 'very freely adapted' thing, but I'm sure it'll be interesting. And Vassa to follow - two rarely performed European classics: good to see in my view.
For anyone interested Robert Icke was Michael Berkley's guest on Private Passions on Radio 3 this morning. Clearly a man from whom ideas pour out - found it quite difficult to keep up with what he was saying at some points.