It was announced today that Tamara Harvey has been appointed the new Artistic Director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru from August 2015. She becomes the sixth Artistic Director in the theatre's thirty-nine year history.
On her appointment Tamara Harvey said: “I am thrilled to have been invited to be the artistic director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru at such an exciting moment in its history. Terry Hands has done an extraordinary job in building a family of artists and producing brilliant work for a growing loyal audience. Now, as the company moves into its fortieth year, I look forward to widening that circle: nurturing talent from Wales and beyond, and collaborating with companies and artists both near and far to ensure that this beacon of innovation on top of a hill in Mold is an inspiration for Wales, the UK and the rest of the world.”
Tamara Harvey has directed in the West End, throughout the UK and abroad, working on classic plays, new writing, musical theatre and in film. Most recently, she directed Pride and Prejudice for Sheffield Crucible Theatre and, at Hampstead Theatre, the premieres of Elephants by Rose Heiney, Hello/ Goodbye by Peter Souter and In the Vale of Health, a cycle of four plays by Simon Gray. Other world premieres include From Here to Eternity, the new musical by Tim Rice, Stuart Brayson and Bill Oakes at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Breeders at the St James Theatre and The Contingency Plan and tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ!, both for the Bush Theatre).
Clwyd Theatr Cymru is the principal drama production company in Wales and attracts close to one third of the total theatre audience in Wales annually. In 1998 Clwyd Theatr Cymru won the Barclays/TMA Theatre of the Year award and in 1999 was designated a Welsh National Performing Arts Company by the Arts Council of Wales.
For more information on Clwyd Theatr Cymru visit their website.