Michael and Vikki hand over to their successors


Our Artistic Director Michael Boyd and Executive Director Vikki Heywood hand over to the new team today.

Chairman Nigel Hugill said: 'As Michael and Vikki prepare to hand over to Greg Doran and Catherine Mallyon in this Olympic year, there's a real sense of the baton being passed on.

'They have led the RSC over the last ten years with real vision, ambition and compassion, balancing the books, transforming our Stratford home and commissioning and staging some of the greatest theatre of the decade.'

At this year's AGM the RSC presented record results for 2011/12, the Company's 50th birthday year and the first full year of operation in its newly transformed home. Highlights included:

  • Box office takings more than doubled from £8.3m to £18.1m, commercial income from trading nearly tripled from £1.5m to £4.4m and sponsorship and donations rose by £2.3m to £5.1m
  • Across all locations, we gave 1,082 performances of 26 productions and played to 708,022 people, selling twice as many tickets as in the previous year, but filling 89% of our seats
  • World record-beating results for Matilda The Musical¬ – the production won 7 Olivier awards in April 2012, and has played to 400,000 people since it opened
  • Since the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres reopened in November 2010, 1.3m people have visited the buildings or attended a performance

For more information see our Annual Report

Biography of Gregory Doran

Biography of Catherine Mallyon

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