Very exciting news this. Goold isn't a 'safe' director like the Michael Grandages and Trevor Nunns of the theatreland, with Goold you never know quite what you are going to get.
He chooses classic plays and gives them a twist or new plays and presents them in interesting ways. It doesn't always work - Earthquakes in London was a definite no-no for me - but love or hate, his work invariably leaves a mark.
The Almeida is a lovely theatre and I think with Goold at the helm, he'll push the boundaries of content and the way the space is used.
Actors turn playwright for the Bush's new season
Doesn't naturally follow that actors make good writers but it can and does sometimes work so I'll definitely be hurrying off to see Rory Kinnear and Cush Jumbo's debut offerings in the Autumn. Kinnear is a particular fav of mine on stage and his first play is being directed by Howard Davies which also bodes well.