Clint Dyer becomes NT deputy artistic director

Published: 31 January 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

National Theatre: Roy Williams, Giles Terera and Clint Dyer Credit: Helen Murray

Dyer's career covers theatre, film and television where he has worked as an actor, writer and director. At the National Theatre, he appeared in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and was co-writer and director of Death of England and Death of England: Delroy. He is the only black British artist to have these credits on full-scale productions.

He has been on the board at Theatre Royal Stratford East where he was an associate artist and has worked as an actor, director and writer at London's Royal Court Theatre and for Complicité.

As National Theatre deputy artistic director, Dyer will work closely with director and joint chief executive Rufus Norris and director of new work Emily McLaughlin. He will also work outside of this new remit, including as the director of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical.

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."