History :Daniel Evans

2016 -

4. Daniel Evans, Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. Photo by Tobias Key. IMG_5779

Daniel Evans joined Chichester Festival Theatre in the summer of 2016 as Artistic Director, appointed with a mandate to build on the success of the past and take the Theatre into its next chapter. Festival 2017, the first season under the leadership of Daniel and Rachel Tackley (Executive Director 2016 – 2018), continued Chichester’s tradition of epic productions in the Festival Theatre and compelling, intimate dramas and world premieres in the Minerva Theatre, alongside an exciting musical in the Festival Theatre. Three 2017 productions – Quiz, King Lear and Caroline, Or Change transferred to London; King Lear, with Ian McKellen, was broadcast to cinemas nationwide and internationally by NT Live.


Festival Theatre:

Forty Years On – Alan Bennett

Sweet Bird of Youth – Tennessee Williams

Fiddler on the Roof – Based on the Sholem Aleichem Stories by Special Permission of Arnold Perl, Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

The Norman Conquests – Alan Ayckbourn

Minerva Theatre:

Caroline, Or Change – Book and Lyrics by Tony Kushner, Music by Jeanine Tesori

The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien

The House They Grew Up In – Deborah Bruce

The Stepmother – Githa Sowerby

King Lear – William Shakespeare

Quiz – James Graham