Before joining Theatr Clwyd as Artistic Director, Tamara Harvey was a freelance director for fifteen years, directing in the West End, throughout the UK and abroad.
Beginning her career at Shakespeare’s Globe, her first major productions as director were the all-female Much Ado About Nothing, the first UK tour of The Graduate and as co-director with Terry Johnson of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Her most recent directing credits include Pride and Prejudice at the Sheffield Crucible, the world premiere of Tim Rice’s musical From Here To Eternity in the West End and the award-winning The Kitchen Sink at the Bush Theatre. She directed the premières of Elephants by Rose Heiney, Hello/Goodbye by Peter Souter and In the Vale of Health, a cycle of four plays by Simon Gray, all for Hampstead Theatre. Other world premières include Breeders (St James’ Theatre), The Contingency Plan and tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! (Bush Theatre), Who’s the Daddy? (King’s Head) and Plague Over England (Finborough Theatre & Duchess Theatre).
Other West End productions include Bash (Trafalgar Studios) and Whipping it Up (New Ambassadors). Further theatre work includes Educating Rita and Smash (both Menier Chocolate Factory/Theatre Royal Bath and on tour), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre of Memory at Middle Temple Hall), Dancing at Lughnasa (Birmingham REP), Bedroom Farce (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Importance of Being Earnest (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Closer (Theatre Royal Northampton) and Tell Me On a Sunday (UK tour).