Daniel Evans


Daniel Evans is Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, where he has directed Our GenerationLocal HeroSouth PacificThis Is My Family, Flowers for Mrs Harris, Me and My Girl, QuizFiddler on the Roof and Forty Years On. His production of South Pacific played at Sadler’s Wells this summer before a tour of UK and Ireland.

Daniel will leave CFT in April 2023 to take up his new role as Co-Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Previously, he was Artistic Director at Sheffield Theatres (2009-16) where he directed An Enemy of the People, Racing Demon, Othello, My Fair Lady, Macbeth, The Full Monty, This Is My Family, Anything Goes, The Sheffield Mysteries, Oliver!The Effect, Show Boat and Flowers for Mrs Harris. As an actor, he appeared in Company, The Pride, Cloud Nine and The Tempest.

In the West End, he has directed Quiz, Show BoatThe Full MontyAmerican Buffalo. In 2019, he directed The Light in the Piazza at London’s Royal Festival Hall and has part of LA Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera’s 2019 Autumn seasons.

As an actor, Daniel’s theatre credits include Henry V, Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure and Cymbeline (RSC); Cardiff East, Peter Pan, Troilus and Cressida, Candide and The Merchant of Venice (National Theatre); Merrily We Roll Along (Olivier Award) and Grand Hotel (Donmar Warehouse); Ghosts (ETT); Sunday in the Park with George (Olivier Award) and Total Eclipse (Menier Chocolate Factory); Other People, Cleansed, Where Do We Live and 4:48 Psychosis (Royal Court). His screen credits include The Passion, Doctor Who, The Virgin Queen, Spooks, Love in a Cold Climate, Great Expectations, Daniel Deronda, To the Ends of the Earthand Les Misérables.