RSC Annual Review 2013 - 2014

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IMAGE CREDITS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:

David Tennant in Richard II by Kwame Lestrade. Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Fireworks by Lucy Barriball. The cast of As You Like It by Keith Pattison. The cast of Richard II by Kwame Lestrade. Technical rehearsal for Live From Stratford-upon-Avon by Lucy Barriball. Lydia Leonard in Bring Up the Bodies by Keith Pattison. Camille O’Sullivan in The Rape of Lucrece by Keith Pattison. Anjana Vasan talking to students at First Encounter: The Taming of the Shrew tour by Simon Annand. Matilda Write Here Write Now by Manuel Harlan. Sam Swann and Charlotte Mills in Wendy & Peter Pan by Manuel Harlan. Audience member streaming A Midsummer Night’s Dreaming by Kwame Lestrade.

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The cast of The Empress by Steve Tanner. Greg Hicks and Joanna Horton in All’s Well That Ends Well by Ellie Kurttz. Ellie Beaven in A Mad World My Masters by Manuel Harlan. Jo Stone-Fewings in The Winter’s Tale by Sheila Burnett. Audience members applauding Candide by Sasha Gusov. Income and Expenditure: Matilda The Musical by Manuel Harlan. The cast of Candide by Manuel Harlan.

EDITORIAL

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Review compiled and edited by Jane Ellis.

DESIGN Designed by Graham Rolfe, RSC Visual Communications.


We have had a great year, bringing the very best in live theatre to audiences across the world. We staged almost 2000 thrilling performances of 22 productions for more than 1.7m ticket buyers, winning awards, critical acclaim and a hugely positive audience response. We welcomed more than a million visitors to our Stratford-upon-Avon home, maintained a year-round presence in the West End and on Broadway, and toured productions for 48 weeks in the UK and internationally. We also inspired new generations of young people and theatre-goers with a rich programme of events, exhibitions and educational activity. And we collaborated with hundreds of amateur and professional theatre artists, inviting them to share skills and expertise with us. This was a particularly special year as it marked the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and the launch of Shakespeare Nation, our commitment to stage all 36 plays in the First Folio without repeats over the next six years. We began the journey with Richard II, and were delighted to win the biggest single audience ever for a Shakespeare performance when we broadcast the production live into cinemas. We celebrated the Swan Theatre as the home of Shakespeare’s contemporaries and a place for adventurous new writing, with acclaimed dramatisations of Hilary Mantel’s prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, Thomas Middleton’s A Mad World My Masters and new plays such as The Empress by Tanika Gupta. And we continued to push the boundaries of theatre and performance, exploring how Shakespeare might approach theatre in a digital age in an experimental collaboration with Google+. We are proud to make theatre at its best for people everywhere. As we prepare to celebrate the next Shakespeare jubilee in 2016 and make Stratford the destination for the celebrations, we thank everyone who continues to support this great Company.


FRESH, FUNNY, SEXY... DEEPLY TOUCHING TELEGRAPH

The cast of As You Like It.


‘One of the best things I’ve ever seen. Everything about it was wonderful.’ AUDIENCE MEMBER

Our journey to perform Shakespeare’s entire First Folio, without repeats, on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage began with Gregory Doran’s acclaimed production of Richard II. David Tennant played the title role in the first production of all 36 plays to be performed just once over the next six years. Following its season in Stratford-upon-Avon Richard II transferred to London for a sell-out run, marking the start of a new relationship with the Barbican. THE RSC ENSEMBLE IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE GATSBY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND THE KOVNER FOUNDATION


Audience member via Twitter Just seen #RSCRichardII in Wimbledon. Packed. Brilliant and my 2 under 16s are now converted. Great eve. Great cast.

‘...as I looked around at all the wide eyed, little faces looking up toward the screen, I thought I was going to cry – it gave our kids the opportunity to see the RSC for the first time in their lives – something which I thought would never be possible. As one child said, ‘Miss, is this for real?’ TEACHER, ST SAVIOURS SCHOOL, BOLTON

Over 100,000 people came together in cinemas around the world to watch Richard II – the largest audience ever for a single performance of Shakespeare. This marked the start of our ’Live from Stratford-upon-Avon’ broadcasts. We also became the first theatre company to stream productions, for free, directly into UK schools. 31,000 young people in 400 schools watched Richard II in their classrooms and joined a live Q&A with David Tennant and Gregory Doran. LIVE FROM STRATFORD-UPON-AVON IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY CHK CHARITIES LIMITED, SIDNEY E FRANK FOUNDATION AND THE GREAT BRITAIN SASAKAWA FOUNDATION


‘The RSC has the highest international reputation. They don’t just present plays live, but ‘super-live’. It has the know-how, the experience, the knowledge in depth and the expertise to handle a project like this. It’s a dream come true for me to see the RSC present my plays. I know that is a phrase people use, but I don’t say it lightly.’

Audience member via Twitter What an incredible few hours...funny, dark, beautiful and relentless. High expectations utterly surpassed.

HILARY MANTEL

Lydia Leonard and Ben Miles in Bring Up the Bodies.

Our Swan Theatre was home to the highly anticipated dramatisations of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Adapted by Mike Poulton, the shows sold out in Stratford-upon-Avon and became two of our fastest ever selling London transfers, produced with Playful Productions. They performed at the Aldwych Theatre for an extended season to huge critical and audience acclaim. A Broadway opening is planned for 2015. THE RSC LITERARY DEPARTMENT IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST


Camille O’Sullivan in The Rape of Lucrece.

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RSC productions toured 20 UK cities and 5 countries in one of our busiest years of touring. The Rape of Lucrece originated from the RSC Studio which is designed to support artists in the early development of new work. Over the last two years the production has grown into an award-winning success. Performed by Camille O’Sullivan with Feargal Murray on piano, the show continued its travels during one of our busiest touring years ever with 13 productions on the road. So far The Rape of Lucrece has been seen in Edinburgh, Sydney, Melbourne, Poland, Brazil, Dublin, Cork, Derry/Londonderry, The Hague, Stratford-upon-Avon and London.

TRIUMPH... STRANGE, GRIPPING AND ’ HONEST THE TIMES


‘An excellent resource that I will use many times and recommend to every teacher I know!’ TEACHER

RSC Education transformed young people’s experiences of Shakespeare in the classroom and in performance, particularly in areas with least access to our work. Over 16,500 primary schools received a copy of the RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers thanks to a grant from the Department for Education. This means that every state-funded school now has a copy of our Toolkit and we have received brilliant feedback. Our First Encounter: The Taming of the Shrew represents a long-term commitment to working with communities across the country. Over 17,000 people saw one of the 60 performances in one of our Learning and Performance Network partner theatres or schools. THE LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE NETWORK IS SUPPORTED BY THE PAUL HAMLYN FOUNDATION AND THE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER FOUNDATION

Anjana Vasan talking to students following a performance of The Taming of the Shrew in their school.

WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE CLORE DUFFIELD FOUNDATION


‘...there was no dumbing down or lowering of standards for the young people. They must have gone away from the theatre thrilled and inspired. Such a moment can prove critical in young people’s lives’

Our free online schools’ resource, ‘Write Here Write Now with Matilda’, was created to give children the confidence and skills to become creative writers and avid readers, using advice from the show’s creators, Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin. Our National Writing Challenge invited students aged 8 to 13 to devise an original script or song inspired by Matilda The Musical. Young people from eight schools joined us to see their work performed live in a special performance by the cast at London’s Cambridge Theatre with each student writer receiving a commemorative ‘maggot’ medal. THANK YOU TO THE INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS WHO DONATED TO ‘WRITE HERE WRITE NOW WITH MATILDA‘

GREAT ART AROUND THE WORLD

‘WRITE HERE WRITE NOW WITH MATILDA’ SUPPORTER

The cast of Matilda The Musical with one of the students.


Sam Swann and Charlotte Mills in Wendy & Peter Pan.

‘The show had all the hallmarks of quality I expect from the RSC. Superb…this show confirmed that the RSC is probably the finest theatre company in the UK and probably the world!’ AUDIENCE MEMBER

We staged a ‘relaxed’ performance of our world premiere of Ella Hickson’s Wendy & Peter Pan, a new adaptation of JM Barrie’s popular children’s classic. The performance was specially designed for those with autism and learning difficulties, with a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, small changes made to the light and sound effects, and chill out zones to visit during the performance. ‘...To be able to relax and know your family was not being judged was lovely. We could let our son be himself and just enjoy the experience on his own level’ RELAXED PERFORMANCE AUDIENCE MEMBER


Audience member via Twitter ...as an experiment in bringing Shakespeare into the online realm - it was inspiring...So much potential. :)

A Midsummer Night’s Dreaming was created in partnership with Google’s Creative Lab to find new ways for people to experience our work in a digital age. We reimagined Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for audiences live and online, performing the story in real time over three days on the Midsummer weekend. The audience joined in through an interactive digital platform and the project harnessed a variety of technologies shared through Google+, combined with a company of RSC actors and a cast of virtual characters. A 1000-strong digital community worked with us to create online content to tell the story through online platforms.


Aki Omoshaybi, Ray Panthaki and Anneika Rose in The Empress.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Greg Hicks and Joanna Horton in All’s Well That Ends Well.

RICHARD II

Book by Dennis Kelly Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

NOVEMBER

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

THE WINTER’S TALE

TWELFTH NIGHT

HAMLET APRIL

DECEMBER

THE EMPRESS by Tanika Gupta

WENDY & PETER PAN

by Ella Hickson adapted from the novel by JM Barrie

AS YOU LIKE IT JANUARY

WOLF HALL

JULIUS CAESAR

dramatisation by Mike Poulton based on a novel by Hilary Mantel

MAY

TITUS ANDRONICUS JUNE

A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS

BRING UP THE BODIES

by Thomas Middleton

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

dramatisation by Mike Poulton based on a novel by Hilary Mantel

JULY

FEBRUARY

FIRST ENCOUNTER

SEPTEMBER

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

CANDIDE

A new comedy by Mark Ravenhill inspired by Voltaire

A LIFE OF GALILEO

DUNSINANE

by Bertolt Brecht translated by Mark Ravenhill

by David Greig OCTOBER

THE RAPE OF LUCRECE

Adapted by Elizabeth Freestone, Feargal Murray and Camille O’Sullivan

MARCH

HENRY IV PARTS I & II


Sean Foley’s A Mad World My Masters will tour nationwide in 2015 in our first collaboration with English Touring Theatre and through a National Touring Group initiative.

‘THE RSC HAS A

WHOPPING SUCCESS ON ITS HANDS’ INDEPENDENT

OUR PARTNER THEATRES

OPEN STAGES PARTICIPANTS

EDUCATION HUB SCHOOLS,

OPEN STAGES IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED

PLUS 400 SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE BY THE ESMÉE FAIRBAIRN FOUNDATION

TOURING AND CO-PRODUCTIONS

LIVE FROM STRATFORD-UPON-AVON


ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

Roger Allam Alun Armstrong Mike Ashcroft Desmond Barrit Jon Bausor Claire Benedict Alison Bomber Laurence Boswell Stephen Boxer David Bradley Stephen Brimson Lewis David Calder Paul Chahidi Jon Clark Kandis Cook Dominic Cooke Richard Cordery Adam Cork Brian Cox Sinead Cusack Peter De Jersey Joe Dixon Penny Downie

Darrell D’Silva Noma Dumezweni Helen Edmundson Paul Englishby Ray Fearon Emma Fielding Peter Flannery Geoffrey Freshwater Mariah Gale Alexandra Gilbreath Julian Glover CBE David Greig Mike Gwilym Mark Hadfield James Hayes Greg Hicks Thelma Holt CBE Rob Howell Chukwudi Iwuji Sir Derek Jacobi Alex Jennings Robert Jones Jean Kalman Dennis Kelly

Estelle Kohler Barbara Leigh-Hunt Anton Lesser Katrina Lindsay John Mackay Forbes Masson Aidan McArdle Richard McCabe Tarell Alvin McCraney Peter McEnery Aislin McGuckin Nancy Meckler Joseph Millson Tim Minchin Katie Mitchell Tim Mitchell Jonjo O’Neill David Oyelowo Joanne Pearce Tim Pigott-Smith Tom Piper Liz Ranken Siobhan Redmond MBE Roger Rees

HONORARY ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

Simon Russell Beale CBE Mark Rylance Ilona Sekacz Sir Antony Sher Jonathan Slinger Katy Stephens Toby Stephens Juliet Stevenson Jo Stone-Fewings Malcolm Storry Geoffrey Streatfeild David Suchet CBE David Tennant David Troughton Sam Troughton James Tucker Philip Voss Dame Harriet Walter Matthew Warchus Samuel West Clive Wood John Woolf Gary Yershon

Ralph Koltai CBE Barry Kyle Jane Lapotaire Dame Helen Mirren Christopher Morley John Napier Richard Nelson Adrian Noble Sir Trevor Nunn CBE Timothy O’Brien Richard Pasco CBE Michael Pennington Clifford Rose Sir Patrick Stewart OBE Dame Janet Suzman David Warner John Woodvine Guy Woolfenden OBE

Bill Alexander Michael Attenborough CBE John Barton CBE Cicely Berry CBE Sir Michael Boyd David Brierley Peter Brook CBE John Caird Bob Crowley Ron Daniels Howard Davies CBE Dame Judi Dench Chris Dyer David Edgar Oliver Ford Davies Sir Peter Hall CBE Terry Hands CBE Sir Ian Holm CBE Alan Howard CBE Barrie Ingham Richard Johnson Sir Ben Kingsley

RSC Associate Artist, Jo Stone-Fewings in The Winter’s Tale, which toured to six UK cities following its Stratford-upon-Avon opening.



PUBLIC FUNDERS

Arts Council England Heritage Lottery Fund The National Lottery through Arts Council England Stratford-upon-Avon District Council INTERNATIONAL PARTNER

The Ohio State University*

MAJOR SUPPORTERS

Miranda Curtis The Pigott Family Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE ADVISORY COUNCIL UK

David Burbidge OBE Miranda Curtis Elizabeth and Andrew Jeffreys Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE ADVISORY COUNCIL US*

Daniel and Melissa Berger Tracey Dedrick and Alastair G.C. Merrick Scott M Delman Doug and Julie McPherson Victor and Tara Menezes Michael and Gabrielle Palitz Parag and Usha Saxena Terry Schnuck Tom Smedes and Peter Stern Susan Tomasky ARTISTS CIRCLE

Lady Alexander of Weedon Neil and Ann Benson Philip Bermingham* David and Sandra Burbidge The Hon Rupert Carington Carolyn Carter Starr* Michael and Sue Clasper Sir Ronald Cohen and Ms Sharon Harel Felicia and Michael Crystal The Lehoczky Escobar Family* Mark and Sandy Foster Lydia and Manfred Gorvy* Tony and Linda Hales Charlotte Heber-Percy William and Kate Hobhouse Michael and Mercedes Hoffman

Nigel and Christine Hugill Laurence Isaacson CBE* Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham and Lady Patricia Jones Ian and Caroline Laing Nick and Alyssa Lovegrove Michael and Jilli Priest The Rankin Frost Family A Rosemary Said Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE Thomas J Scherer* Peter and Nancy Thompson Mary Weston CBE Marcia Whitaker* Jo Windsor PATRONS CIRCLE GOLD

The Anson Charitable Trust David and Sharon Edwards Alice and David Elgart* Jane and Howard Epstein* Susan Hewitt Mr and Mrs Philip Holland Simon Keswick Mr John Medveckis Mr JP Onions QC and Mrs Onions Patricia Rigby Jane Williams

Jane Drabble OBE Ray and Eileen Dunn Robyn Durie Sir John and Lady Egan Victoria Ellison Colin and Sue Enticknap Steve and Sheila Evans D J Farnan Rev A Farrington Ian and Catherine Ferguson Caroline Flower Anne Gardiner Dr J Gibbs Gill Gimes Ros and Alan Haigh Diane Hale Michael Hammond Sarah and Joel L Handelman* David Harrison MA John Hemingway and Robyn Oliver Leonard Hoffmann Jennie and Geoff Holman Sarah Holman Jean Hooper

Kerry and Patricia Milan Michael and Sheila Mills Jennifer and Hassan Miremadi Mr and Mrs Philip Monbiot Brian and Sheila Morris Jack Murphy Jane and Howard Nead Mrs Gillian Nussey MBE Georgia Oetker Kathleen O’Grady* Gilbert Omenn and Martha Darling* Stephen Oxley David Pedder Margaret and John Pegler Lionel and Lynn Persey Andrew Michael Pettipher Bill and Jo Pidduck Graham and Alison Pimlott The Porter Foundation Dr A K Prasad Marie Prutton Ms Sue Purves Christopher Marek Rencki Mr Clive Richards OBE

Mrs Phyllis Huvos John and Sue Jenkinson John Jennings Professor Vivien Jones Joy and Geoff Kennard Olivia Kew-Fickus and Joseph Fickus Frances Kirkham Sir Eddie Kulukundis OBE Richard Lambert David Lanch The LimogesTrust Sir Timothy and Lady Lloyd James and Beatrice Lupton Dr John Macaskill Juliette and Mile Macnair A Mandela Bill and Doreen Mapleson Sue Martin Mike and Jill Mata William and Felicity Mather Sharon McCullough Hilary McGowan David and Mary McKeith

David Rocklin Mark and Jackie Rowlands Sally and Anthony Salz John and Jo Saville Bob Scott Philippa Seal and Philip Jones QC Jon and NoraLee Sedmak Andrew and Edith Seth Peter and Sheila Sharpe Augusta and Philip Shirley Linda and Paul Sivelle Brian Smith Mrs Amanda Smith Clive and Annie Snowdon Francesca Stanfill* Fiona Stockwell Bryan and Sarah Stoten Sir David Tang Bernard and Nadine Taylor Ben Tichband Sue Tipping Jonathan Tyler Sir David and Lady Varney

PATRONS CIRCLE SILVER

David and Elizabeth Acland Chris, Deirdre, Ronan and Roisin Allen Sir Eric and Lady Anderson Robert and Rita Anthoine* Jeffrey and Mary Archer C Armitage Richard Armitage Mrs Trish Baker Mr and Mrs Lawrence Banks Captain Peter Barnett and Mrs Sandra Billinge Matthew Bowcock Martin Bowley QC H & J Brave Dr and Mrs Douglas Bridgewater Sir Dominic Cadbury Roger and Lesley Cadbury Joyce Chelberg* The Cielinski Family Richard Clark Liz Crosoer Celia and Andrew Curran Irving and Olga David Neil and Caitlin Davis

Karen and Peter Ventress Robert and Felicity Waley-Cohen Edgar and Judith Wallner Sarah Watkinson Adrian Wickens Stuart Wilk* Dr John Wollaston Harry Wolton QC and Julie Wolton Brian Wright Barbara and David Zalaznick* Sue and John Zealley

The Wexner Family Foundation Winton Charitable Foundation The Wolfson Foundation CORPORATE PARTNERS

CORPORATE MEMBERS BENEFACTORS

In In In In In In In

memory memory memory memory memory memory memory

of of of of of of of

Ursula Arnold* T. Robert Chapman* Christine Collins Lavinia Anne Davison Lee Skinner-Young Patricia Joan Whitehead Gillian Mann

TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS

Avon Boating Ltd Baker Tilly Berendsen Birmingham Airport Bravissimo Bloomberg LP Bruntwood Computacenter Fernox – Alent Plc George Pragnell Honeywell Control Systems Ltd Innotech Advisers Limited Jones Day Lansons Liberty Global Plc Like Minds UK Lloyds Bank Urban&Civic Weil, Gotshal and Manges Wright Hassall

The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation The Backstage Trust The Buffini Chao Foundation CHK Charities Limited Clore Duffield Foundation The Constance Travis Charitable Trust Drue Heinz Trust The Equitable Charitable Trust Esmée Fairbairn Foundation CORPORATE DONATION Garfield Weston Foundation Berry Bros & Rudd The Gatsby Charitable Foundation The Great Britain Sasakawa *Supporters of RSC America Foundation The Grimmitt Trust J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust Sir James Knott Trust The Kovner Foundation The Leche Trust The Leverhulme Trust We would like to thank PACCAR Foundation everyone who has donated to Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Patrick Trust the RSC including those who PF Charitable Trust wish to remain anonymous. The Polonsky Foundation For more information on how The Rigby Foundation RSC Friends to support our work visit Sidney E. Frank Foundation www.rsc.org.uk/support-us Stratford Town Trust The Tubney Charitable Trust REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 212481


PRODUCTION COSTS

£37.2M / 65.3%

TRADING INCOME FROM SUBSIDIARY

£5.5M / 9.0%

FUNDRAISING

£3.6M / 5.8% THEATRE OPERATIONS

ROYALTIES & OTHER INCOME

£6.6M / 11.6%

£3.9M / 6.4%

BOX OFFICE AND RELATED INCOME

£32.5M / 53.0%

MARKETING

£4.8M / 8.4% LEARNING & PARTICIPATION

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND GRANTS

£2.6M / 4.6%

£15.7M / 25.6%

FUNDRAISING

£1.2M / 2.1%

TRADING EXPENDITURE BY SUBSIDIARY

OTHER GRANTS

£0.1M / 0.2%

£4.5M / 7.9%

GOVERNANCE

£0.1M / 0.2%

*EXCLUDING ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND GRANTS

Excellent audience numbers, the continued success of Matilda The Musical and continued control of overheads led to a strong surplus in the year, despite reductions in public investment. This has enabled the creation of a Strategic Investment Fund for the development of long-term priorities, including key artistic projects. The main financial movements year on year follow. The net cost of productions after box office income improved by £6.4m as the Company’s work reached more people. We had recouped pre-production costs for Matilda UK in the previous year. Income in the trading subsidiary increased by 15%, mainly through the impact of higher attendance on retail and catering income, contributing £0.2m more after costs. The extended life of some productions means that royalty and other income grew by

£0.4m, thanks particularly to the continuing success of Les Misérables and Matilda The Musical. Grant income from Arts Council England reduced by a further £0.9m. Additional LOCOG funding in the previous year for the World Shakespeare Festival meant a reduction of £2.4m in other grants this year. Fundraising income fell £0.5m, affected particularly by the squeeze on corporate income. Careful control of overhead budgets meant that theatre operations and marketing costs reduced by £0.9m. Set out above is a summary of the RSC’s income and expenditure for the year to 31 March. It represents the incoming and outgoing resources before other recognised gains and losses from the consolidated statement of financial activities, but excludes any income and expenditure relating to the Transformation Project (our capital redevelopment programme).


PATRON

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Her Majesty the Queen

Sir William Atkinson Damon Buffini Miranda Curtis Gregory Doran Noma Dumezweni Mark Foster Gilla Harris John Hornby Nigel Hugill Catherine Mallyon Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall Patsy Rodenburg OBE Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE James Shapiro David Tennant

Gilla Harris (Chair) Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Miranda Curtis Gregory Doran Nigel Hugill (ex officio) Catherine Mallyon Neil Rami Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE Anthony Seldon

PRESIDENT

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Nigel Hugill DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Gregory Doran EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Catherine Mallyon

AUDIT COMMITTEE

John Hornby (Chair) David Burbidge OBE Catherine Mallyon Martin Ritchley Jane Whitlock David Wolffe

GOVERNORS

George Alagiah OBE Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Sir William Atkinson Jonathan Bate CBE Jana Bennett Malorie Blackman OBE Sir Christopher Bland Damon Buffini Lord Carter of Barnes CBE Michael Clasper CBE Miranda Curtis Gregory Doran Jane Drabble OBE Noma Dumezweni Sir Brian Follett Mark Foster Lisa Hammond

Gilla Harris John Hornby Nigel Hugill Bruce Kovner Ian Laing CBE Sir Richard Lambert Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall Catherine Mallyon Paul Morrell OBE David Oyelowo Alexander Patrick Tim Pigott-Smith Neil Rami Ian Ritchie CBE, RA Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE Baroness Scotland of Asthal Brockman Seawell

Anthony Seldon James Shapiro David Suchet CBE Meera Syal MBE David Tennant Dame Harriet Walter DBE Michael Wood Mike Wright EMERITUS CHAIRMAN

Sir Geoffrey Cass HONORARY EMERITUS GOVERNORS

Lady Anderson Charles Flower Drue Heinz DBE Frederick R Koch Professor Stanley Wells CBE

HONORARY GOVERNORS

Robert Anthoine Neil Benson OBE Philip Bermingham David Burbidge OBE Michael Crystal QC Tony Hales CBE Sara Harrity MBE Martin Iredale Sir William Lawrence OBE Charlotte Heber-Percy Roger Pringle MA Ian Rushton Telfer Saywell Donald R Seawell Derek Webster Lord Willoughby de Broke The Town Mayor (2014/15 Ian Fradgley)

The Chairman, Stratford on Avon District Council (2013/14 Chris Mills) Diana Owen, Director, The Shakespeare Institute Michael Dobson, Director, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust HONORARY LIFE GOVERNORS

Sir William Dugdale Bt CBE RSC AMERICA Royal Shakespeare Company America is proud to support the Royal Shakespeare Company. United States taxpayers interested in supporting the unique work of the RSC may contribute to Royal Shakespeare Company America, a tax-exempt, 501(c) (3) designated organisation. Contributions to RSC America by US taxpayers are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. For further information Telephone: 00 1 212-247-1705 Fax: 00 1 646-390-3412 www.rscamerica.org CHAIRMAN Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE BOARD Laurence Isaacson CBE Dr Douglas McPherson Mark Pigott KBE Thomas J Scherer Susan Tomasky

Candide, Mark Ravenhill’s new play inspired by Voltaire.


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