Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey, will be our Co-Artistic Directors, from June 2023.
Daniel is currently Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre and Tamara is Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd.
Daniel says: “I was fortunate to see so many inspiring performances at Stratford during my teenage years; and later celebrated my 21st birthday there during my first professional job post-drama school. So, to be returning to the RSC as its Co-Artistic Director is immensely meaningful to me.
“To do so alongside Tamara is a joy and a privilege. We share deep-rooted values and an ambitious vision for the company, and we're both looking forward to working with Catherine and the team to begin this new, exciting chapter in the RSC's story.”
Tamara says: “Being taken to Stratford to see Murder in the Cathedral at the Swan when I was 15 was one of the most vivid moments of my childhood. A sense of awe, but even then, a desire to get in there and start making plays: two feelings I continue to hold today.
“Stepping into this job is both the most exciting and the most daunting thing I’ve ever done. The great joy of working in partnership with Daniel, an artist I admire beyond measure, is that we share both that excitement and that awe at becoming the next custodians of this amazing company.”
At the request of the Board, Erica Whyman will continue as Acting Artistic Director until June 2023, and she will then leave the company to pursue a freelance career, after heading up our summer 2023 season.
Our Chair Shriti Vadera says: “We are enormously grateful for Erica’s generous and inclusive leadership and significant contribution to the company over the last decade, including her championing of new work, her commitment to the RSC as a truly national organisation with our ground-breaking national partnerships, and of course as director across all our stages.”
Daniel and Tamara are regular collaborators and applied together for the position. As Co-Artistic Directors, they will work alongside our Executive Director, Catherine Mallyon.