Theatr Clwyd’s artistic director joins the Royal Shakespeare Company

One of the region’s leading theaters has announced a major move for its team.

Theatr Clwyd has revealed that artistic director Tamara Harvey will join the Royal Shakespeare Company as new co-artistic director.

Tamara’s arrival at the Clwyd Theatre in 2015, and in 2016 with executive director Liam Evans-Ford, marked the start of a remarkable transformation for Wales’ largest production theatre. Focused on developing Welsh sounds and artists, the organisation staged more than 50 world premieres, many of which toured Wales and the UK, bringing new life to the venue.

In addition to its on-stage success, Theatre Clwyd’s major changes to the way the community works, and the necessary redevelopment of its buildings, will ensure the organisation thrives and remains an industry leader for years to come.

This dynamic and aggressive approach is what the organization is named for stage 2021 Regional Theater of the Year.

Theatr Clwyd’s outgoing artistic director Tamara Harvey.Photo: Another Richard

Tamara said: “The word ‘life changing’ is overused, but the Kwid Theatre has really changed my life.

“Here I learned to be an art director, to be a mother, where I directed some of my proudest work and where I formed one of my most important partnerships. With Brilliant The career of Liam Evans-Ford.

“It will be heartbreaking to leave the team at Theatre Clwyd – world-class theatre makers as well as lovely human beings – but I know our theatre on the hill will continue to be an important home for our community and a cultural beacon for Wales.

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“And I know of nowhere that would provide a better foundation for me to step into one of the most important roles in world theatre.

“Being co-artistic director of RSC with the amazing Daniel Evans was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the only thing that would lure me out of North Wales.”

Major production successes include winning the Olivier Award home i am dearBritish Drama Awards The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, Mold Riot On the streets of Mold with a company of over 250 people, the immersive hit show the great gatsby.

home i am dearDirected by Tamara, it opened at the Clwyd Theatre, co-produced with London’s National Theatre, before moving to the West End and touring the UK.

Theatr Clwyd Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford and Artistic Director Tamara Harvey.

Theatr Clwyd Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford and Artistic Director Tamara Harvey.

Liam Evans-Ford, Co-CEO of Theatr Clwyd, added: “I have been fortunate to lead a large arts organisation with Tamara for over six years. During this time, we have made tremendous strides in putting community at the heart. We To do so, and to support Welsh artists of all production scales.

“I will miss Tamara dearly, as will many others, but she leaves an organization in a strong position for the future. We can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in her new role.”

Domestic and international searches for Tamara’s successor will begin later this year.

Her new role will be co-artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company with Wales’ Daniel Evans, who joins from the Chichester Festival Theatre. Former Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd The late Terry Hands was the former Artistic Director of RSC.

Helen Watson, Chairman of Theatr Clwyd’s Board of Directors, said: “The leadership of Tamara and Liam is very commendable and the work and approach achieved by Theatr Clwyd is now sought after by the largest organisation of theatre in the world.

“Tamara will no doubt be missed, but she leaves a shining jewel in the crown of Welsh theatre that will undoubtedly attract the best talent in Wales, the UK and the world.”

• Tamara’s next directorial project is a new musical famous quintet (23 September – 15 October) Co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, followed by this year’s Rock Pantomime Robin Hood (November 19 to January 14).

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