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The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) today announces the appointment of Charlotte Sutton as the company’s new Head of Casting. Sutton is currently an Artistic Associate of the Young Vic; and was the Casting Associate at Chichester Festival Theatre from 2017 to 2023. She joins the company effective as of November this year.

Charlotte Sutton said today, “I am delighted to be joining the RSC at such a pivotal moment for the organisation. Growing up in nearby Leicestershire, we made regular school trips to see plays in Stratford-upon-Avon, so the RSC formed a key part of my formative theatregoing experience, and has remained so. In tandem with the team at the company, we will strive for casting that is bold, ambitious, inclusive, and exciting. I look forward to working with Daniel and Tamara to build on the RSC’s long tradition of excellence in this thrilling new chapter.”

Artistic Directors of the RSC Tamara Harvey and Daniel Evans commented, “We’re over the moon that Charlotte will be the RSC’s new Head of Casting. Her vast experience – both in the commercial and subsidised sectors – spans Shakespeare, the classics, musicals and new plays. She has worked with so many of our most innovative directors, has a keen eye for emerging talent, and cares deeply about inclusion and fostering exceptional artists. We can’t wait to get started.”

Charlotte Sutton CDG has worked in theatre casting since 2010. She is an Artistic Associate of the Young Vic, where her credits include Best of Enemies (also West End), Fairview, Death of a Salesman (also West End), The Convert, trade and Dutchman. She was the Casting Associate at Chichester Festival Theatre from 2017-2023, where her credits included AssassinsLocal Hero, The Famous Five, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads, Our Generation (also National Theatre), Doubt, Oklahoma!, The Deep Blue Sea, The Watsons, Cock, Flowers for Mrs Harris, The Meeting, random/generations, Quiz, Fiddler on the Roof, Caroline, or Change, Strife and Mack and Mabel. Her other theatre credits include Guys and Dolls (Bridge Theatre), The Secret Life of Bees (Almeida Theatre), South Pacific (Sadler’s Wells, Chichester Festival Theatre and UK tour), Cock (Ambassadors Theatre), Company (Gielgud Theatre), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Wyndham’s Theatre, BAM and LA), Nell Gwynn (ETT tour & Shakespeare’s Globe); My Brilliant Friend (Rose Theatre Kingston and National Theatre), The Pitchfork Disney, Killer (Shoreditch Town Hall). Much Ado About Nothing (Theatr Clwyd), Annie Get Your Gun, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Waiting for Godot, Queen Coal (Sheffield Theatres), Henry V, Twelfth Night Re-Imagined (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), and, The Light Princess, Emil and the Detectives, and The Elephantom (National Theatre).


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The Royal Shakespeare Company creates exceptional theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and around the world, performing plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as commissioning a wide range of original work from contemporary writers. Our purpose is to ensure that Shakespeare – and theatre as a whole – is for everyone, and we do that by unlocking the power of his plays and live performance, and with our learning and education work throughout the UK and across the world. 

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