Just in: London theatre chief resigns

Just in: London theatre chief resigns


norman lebrecht

June 12, 2017

David Lan has resigned after 17 years as artistic director of the Young Vic.

He brought numerous directors to work in London for the first time, among them Patrice Chéreau, Luc Bondy, Ivo Van Hove, Benedict Andrews and Simon Stone.

Under David’s leadership, the Young Vic has been a cosmopolitan hub in London’s theatreland. We will need it more than ever after Brexit.

photo (c) Simon Annand

David, 65, has also been Consulting Artistic Director of the planned Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Centre at the World Trade Centre in New York.


  • John says:

    David has done fantastic work but I’m pretty sure The Royal Opera brought the late Luc Bondy to London for Don Carlos several years before he directed at the Young Vic.

  • David Lan says:

    That’s correct about Don Carlos
    I can’t remember if that was originated at ROH or invited
    Ruth Mackenzie brought Luc’s production of a Strindberg from Vienna to Nottingham when she was AD there
    Luc did his first (and second) original theatre production for us at YV