It has been confirmed today that the theatre’s new Artistic Director will be Michelle Terry from April 2018.
The Olivier Award winning actress and writer has previously performed at the Globe Theatre herself including appearances in As You Like It (2015), as Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) and as the Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2007).
Talking of her appointment, Michelle Terry said: “I am so proud and excited that I will be in the privileged position where I can offer artists the opportunity to come together to reclaim and rediscover not only Shakespeare, but the work of his contemporaries, alongside new work from our current writers. For us to then share those stories with an audience that demands an unparalleled honesty, clarity and bravery, is all a dream come true.”
Meanwhile Neil Constable, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe, said: “I am delighted to announce Michelle Terry as the Globe’s next Artistic Director. Audiences have loved her sparkling and intelligent performances on our stage over the years – now they will have the opportunity to see her fresh artistic vision come to life as she moves into a new phase of her impressive career.”
Michelle Terry’s most recent stage credits include performances as the eponymous king in Henry V at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and as Grace in Katie Mitchell’s production of Cleansed for the National Theatre.
News of her appointment arrives as it was announced earlier in the year that current Artistic Director Emma Rice would be standing down from the position in 2018.