Tamara Harvey 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. Recent projects include: Breeders by Ben Ockrent at the St James Theatre as part of the One Stage Season and In The Vale of Health, a cycle of four plays by Simon Gray (three of which were premieres), which started at Hampstead Downstairs and then transferred to the Main Stage at Hampstead Theatre. Further world premieres include From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); Hello/Goodbye and Blue Heart Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre); The Contingency Plan and tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! (Bush Theatre); Where the Mangrove Grows (Theatre503); Who’s the Daddy? (King’s Head) and Plague Over England (Finborough & Duchess). 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: 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); Touch Wood (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Closer (Theatre Royal Northampton); Tell Me On A Sunday (UK Tour), and the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Something Cloudy, Something Clear (Finborough). Tamara also directed the stage plays that form an integral part of Anonymous, the feature film by Roland Emmerich. Tamara was Associate Director of the Bush Theatre in 2010-11, directing Where’s My Seat?, five of the Sixty-Six Books and the award-winning The Kitchen Sink, the first three productions in the Bush’s new home.
Tamara is a three-time director for the 24 Hour Plays at the Old Vic Theatre and associate director of The Factory’s Hamlet. She has twice been on the panel of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and is a Trustee of the Peggy Ramsay Foundation. A graduate of the University of Bristol and she trained at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, USA. She was a Judge at the 2015 Festival.