RSC appoints first female artistic director

The Royal Shakespeare Company is to have a woman as a permanent artistic director for the first time in its 60-year history.

Tamara Harvey, who currently runs the Theatr Clwyd in Mold, north Wales, will share the job with Daniel Evans, who runs Chichester Festival Theatre.

The two new joint artistic directors will replace Gregory Doran, who stepped down earlier this year after a decade.

The pair will join the RSC, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, next June.