Rufus Norris has appointed Clint Dyer as the National Theatre’s Deputy Artistic Director.

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Having worked extensively in theatre, film and TV as an
actor, writer and director, Clint Dyer will work closely with Rufus Norris Director and Joint Chief Executive, and Emily McLaughlin, Director of New Work to support and shape the NT’s creative output.

Dyer is well known at the National Theatre, having played the role of Cutler in in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in 2016 and being the co-writer and director of Death of England and Death of England: Delroy which played in the Dorfman and Olivier theatres last year. He was appointed as an NT Associate last year.

While taking up this position, he will also be continuing his work away from the National Theatre, with his next project being Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical which opens at the Lyric Theatre in the
West End this year.

Talking about the news, Rufus Norris, Director of the NT said, “I’m extremely happy to be welcoming Clint to the National as Deputy Artistic Director. He’s a remarkable artist and has so much to contribute at a time when we need brilliant creative brains the most. Over the last few years, we have been working with a greater number and range of theatre-makers than at any other time in the NT’s history; as well as making his own work, Clint will play a vital role in supporting these artists to create world-leading theatre for the NT’s stages and beyond. I’m looking forward hugely to working closely together and having him join the team as we focus on
shaping the future of the NT.”

Meanwhile, commenting on his appointment, Clint Dyer said: “I was delighted when Rufus offered me this role. To be joining the National Theatre at such a crucial time for our sector is incredibly stimulating. I was
lucky enough last year to experience first-hand the hard work and dedication from every single member of staff at the NT that went into achieving so much against all the odds. This is a time when our industry is still very much feeling the impact from the pandemic and the events of
2020, I know that the National is looking to emerge from this period with a renewed commitment to make world-class theatre that celebrates the breadth of our nation. I am thrilled and honoured to be part of the team that will be making that happen.”