It has been announced that Daniel Evans will take over as artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre. He replaces Jonathan Church who announced his departure earlier this year.
Evans has been the artistic director of Sheffield Theatres since 2009. He will join the team at Chichester in July 2016. Evans said, "I look forward to collaborating with the team in west Sussex to develop that work further as the organisation evolves into this next exciting chapter in its history."
William Castell (Chair of Chichester's board) said: "After a comprehensive search, we were presented with a very accomplished shortlist of candidates but it was clear that Daniel’s breadth of experience as a director and actor makes him a brilliant fit for Chichester Festival Theatre. He is widely admired for championing classical work and musicals alongside a commitment to new writing, and his passion for theatre is infectious."