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Tamara Harvey


Directors: Theatre

Tamara is the Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd.  She has directed in the West End, throughout the UK and abroad, working on classic plays, new writing, musical theatre and in film.  Her inaugural production for Theatr Clwyd was MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in May 2016 and in early 2017 she directed SKYLIGHT by David Hare there.  

Previous work includes the world premieres of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (Shaftesbury Theatre); BREEDERS (St James Theatre); THE KITCHEN SINK, THE CONTINGENCY PLAN, SIXTY-SIX BOOKS and THE DYSFUNCKSHONALZ! (Bush Theatre); ELEPHANTS, IN THE VALE OF HEALTH (a cycle of four plays by Simon Gray), HELLO/GOODBYE and BLUE HEART AFTERNOON (Hampstead); and PLAGUE OVER ENGLAND (Finborough & West End).  Other West End includes:  BASH (Trafalgar Studios); WHIPPING IT UP (New Ambassadors) and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (Gielgud & Garrick). 

Further theatre includes: PILGRIMS (HighTide; Vicky Graham Productions at the Yard Theatre, London; Theatr Clwyd); EDUCATING RITA and SMASH (Menier Chocolate Factory & Theatre Royal Bath); ROMEO AND JULIET (Theatre of Memory at Middle Temple Hall); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare’s Globe); DANCING AT LUGHNASA (Birmingham Rep); BEDROOM FARCE (West Yorkshire Playhouse); THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); CLOSER (Theatre Royal Northampton); TELL ME ON A SUNDAY (UK Tour) and the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' SOMETHING CLOUDY, SOMETHING CLEAR (Finborough).

Tamara directed the Shakespeare scenes that form an integral part of ANONYMOUS, the feature film by Roland Emmerich.  She was Associate Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre in 2010-11, overseeing the move to the Bush's new home and directing the first three productions in the new theatre.  Tamara is a Trustee of the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and of the National Student Drama Festival and has twice been a panel member for the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. She is a graduate of the University of Bristol and trained at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.