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|Clark Unveils Plans for Hampstead
- New artistic director sinks his teeth into north London theatre
ANTHONY CLARK has announced his first season of shows at the Hampstead theatre. In his new capacity as artistic director of the theatre, he has programmed Gregory Burke, Hanif Kureishi, Stephen Lowe and Clare McIntyre.
Clark's work directing the Hampstead play Tender stands him in good stead for the job. Starting out as the Arts Council Assistant Director at The Orange Tree Theatre, Clark became associate director at Birmingham Rep in 1990. Since then he has worked with the Young Vic, the National and the RSC.
Hampstead's forthcoming season reveals Clark's commitment to new writing. Burke's play The Straights builds on the success of his Edinburgh hit Gargarin Way, while Royal Court writer McIntyre has scripted a play called The Maths Tutor.
"The chance to run a vibrant new writing theatre has to be one of the most exciting jobs in British Theatre," said Clark. "The plays I have chosen all share a passion to explore the contemporary world."