The home of great talent.

Some of the world’s greatest performers, writers, directors and designers have worked with us.

Our five Artistic Directors – George Roman, Toby Robertson, Helena Kaut-Howson, Terry Hands and now Tamara Harvey have brought some of the most talented people in theatre to work on our stages.

Check out our small selection of our Theatr Clwyd alumni below!

The home of great talent.

Some of the world’s greatest performers, writers, directors and designers have worked with us. 

Our five Artistic Directors – George Roman, Toby Robertson, Helena Kaut-Howson, Terry Hands and now Tamara Harvey have brought some of the most talented people in theatre to work on our stages.

Check out our small selection of our Theatr Clwyd alumni below!

 

World-Class

Katherine Parkinson

Katherine Parkinson was the perfect ‘50s housewife in Home, I’m Darling which opened at Theatr Clwyd prior to its run at the National Theatre and West End transfer. She is best known for her roles in The IT Crowd, Doc Martin and Humans.

Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton performed with Theatr Clwyd in Anthony and Cleopatra and The Taming of The Shrew at Theatr Clwyd. He is best known as James Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill, as well as roles in Jane Eyre, and Hot Fuzz.

Rhys Ifans

Rhys Ifans was part of Theatr Clwyd's Youth Theatre. He's best known for his roles in Notting Hill, Enduring Love, Kevin & Perry Go Large, The Amazing Spider-Man and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He was also a member of the rock group Super Furry Animals.

Anthony Hopkins

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (Silence of the Lambs, The Remains of the Day, Nixon, The Elephant Man) acted in and directed August, an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya. Our main theatre was named in his honour!

Phylip Harries

Our legendary panto dame Phylip Harries has appeared in many shows over the years including The Government Inspector (1996), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2008) and The Little Shop of Horrors (2015).

Vanessa Redgrave

Six-time Oscar nominee Vanessa Redgrave CBE has starred in more than 35 productions in London's West End and on Broadway. In 1986 she played Cleopatra to Timothy Dalton’s Marc Anthony on our stage.

Owen Teale

A renowned actor for the National Theatre, RSC and Royal Court, Owen is known for roles in Stella and Game of Thrones. He's appeared with us in the Terry Hands directed productions of Macbeth, Mary Stuart (2009) and Under Milk Wood (2014).

Timothy West

Legendary stage and screen actor Tim West performed with us as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (1993) and as Macbeth in 1994.

Steffan Rhodri

Wales' Steffan Rhodri is best known as Dave Coaches in Gavin & Stacey and as Reg Cattermole in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. His Theatr Clwyd shows include The Birthday Party, Great Expectations, Mary Stuart and Cyrano De Bergerac.

Marina Hands

Best known for her César Award-winning performance as Lady Chatterley in the 2006 film adaptation, Marina made her UK stage debut at Theatr Clwyd in 2009 in the title role of Mary Stuart directed by her father Terry Hands.

Ralph Fiennes

A young Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List, The English Patient) appeared in our second Artistic Director, Toby Robertson’s first production, Tom Stoppard’s Night & Day, in 1985.

Hattie Morahan

Olivier and Evening Standard award-winner Hattie Morahan starred in Tamara Harvey’s production of Tennessee William’s Orpheus Descending, which transferred to London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.

Acclaimed

Laura Wade

Laura is an award-winning playwright and our production of her play Home, I’m Darling premiered here in Flintshire before transferring to the National Theatre where it won an Olivier Award. Her play Posh, the comedy drama behind the 2014 film The Riot Club, comes to Theatr Clwyd this autumn.

James Graham

Playwright James Graham is best known for his plays selling out the National Theatre garnering critical acclaim in the process. He also wrote A History of Falling Things, directed by Kate Wasserberg, which premiered at Theatr Clwyd in 2009.

Alan Harris

Alan Harris is an award-winning Welsh playwright. He wrote the Theatr Clwyd and Paines Plough co-production Love, Lies and Taxidermy and is adapting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for us this Christmas.

Manon Eames

Her adaptation and plays for Theatr Clwyd include Cordell’s Rape of the Fair Country, A Toy Epic, Porth y Byddar, Drowned Out, Celf, Hosts of Rebecca and Song of the Earth.

Acclaimed

Tamara Harvey

Theatr Clwyd's Artistic Director is one of the UK's leading directors - she has directed around the UK and in the West End. Her shows include Orpheus Descending and the Olivier award-winning Home, I'm Darling.

Terry Hands

Legendary director Terry Hands CBE was Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd from 1997 – 2015, having previously founded Liverpool Everyman Theatre and been Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Anna Fleischle

The multi-award-winning stage and costume designer Anna Fleischle designed Theatr Clwyd’s show Home, I’m Darling (directed by Tamara Harvey) and the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour in 2016/17.

Rufus Norris

Multi-award-winning director Rufus Norris is the current Artistic Director of the National Theatre. He directed Rosa Carnivora for Theatr Clwyd.

Kate Wasserberg

Artistic Director of Out of Joint and founding Artistic Director of Cardiff's The Other Room, Kate was an Associate Director at Theatr Clwyd and directed iconic shows including Aristocrats, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Glass Menagerie.

Nina Dunn

Nina Dunn is an award-winning Video & Projection Designer who played an integral part in the staging of Theatr Clwyd’s award-winning musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins in 2018.

Phillip Breen

A renowned director and playwright who has worked around the world, his Theatr Clwyd shows include Cyrano De Bergerac, Measure For Measure, Cariad, Two Princes and Suddenly Last Summer.

Tim Baker

Tim was Associate Director at Theatr Clwyd, and Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd’s Theatre for Young People. He joined in 1997 and wrote and directed over 80 productions, most notably To Kill a Mockingbird in 2002.

Christian Patterson

The award-winning Christian Patterson has performed, written and directed for us. His shows include All My Sons, As You Like It, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Under Milk Wood, Wave Me Goodbye and Dick Whittington.

Nikolai Foster

Current Artistic Director of Leicester's The Curve, his work has been seen around the world. In 2012 Nicolai directed Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along for Theatr Clwyd.

Robert Hastie

The current Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres who recently directed the acclaimed Richard Hawley musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge, he directed Theatr Clwyd’s 2016 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Lucy Osborne

The award-winning set and costume designer behind our musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins. Lucy also designed Roundabout, a 168-seat pop-up venue in which we've premiered 9 of our shows!