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Terence David Hands (born 9 January 1941) is an English theatre director.


Early years

Hands was born at Aldershotmarker, Hampshire, Englandmarker. He studied at Woking Grammar School, University of Birminghammarker and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1964 he established the Liverpool Everymanmarker.


Hands joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966 to run the Company's touring group, Theatregoround. He become joint Artistic Director with Trevor Nunn in 1978, and in 1986 chief executive.

In 1997 Hands became been director of Clwyd Theatr Cymrumarker which presents much of its work on tour in Wales and the rest of the UK. He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to drama.

In October 2001 he resigned from his position as an advisory director of the RSC.

Personal life

Hands was married to actress Ludmila Mikaël with whom he had a daughter, actress Marina Hands. He also had two sons, Sebastian and Rupert Hands (the latter of which has performed in two Clwyd Theatr Cymru productions) with actress and dancer Julia Lintott. His current wife, director Emma Lucia.

Stage productions

Theatregoround - Touring RSC

RCS (Royal Shakespeare Theatremarker and Aldwych Theatremarker)

  • 1975-1976: Henry V (Also International tour)
  • 1975-1976: The Merry Wives of Windor
  • 1977: Old World, Aleksei Arbuzov
  • 1977-1978: Henry VI Parts 1,2 and 3
  • 1978: The Changeling, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
  • 1978-1979: Coriolanu (Also International Tour)
  • 1979: Children of the Sun, Maxim Gorky
  • 1979-1980: Twelfth Night
  • 1980-81: As You Like It
  • 1980-81: Richard II
  • 1980-81: Richard III
  • 1981: Troilus and Cressida
  • 1982-1983: Arden of Faversham
  • 1982-84: Much Ado About Nothing

RSC at the Barbican Theatresmarker and Royal Shakespeare Theatremarker

Chichester Festival
  • 1995: Hadrian VII, Chichester Festival Theatre
  • 1995: The Visit, Chichester Festival Theatre

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

  • 1997: Equus
  • 1998: A Christmas Carol, Peter Barnes
  • 1998: The Journey of Mary Kelly, Siân Evans
  • 1998: Table Manners
  • 1998: Living Together
  • 1998: Round And Round The Garden
  • 1999: Twelfth Night
  • 1999: Macbeth
  • 2000: Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas
  • 2001: King Lear
  • 2001: Bedroom Farce
  • 2001: The Rabbit, Meredydd Barker
  • 2002: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard
  • 2002: Romeo and Juliet

  • 2002: The Four Seasons, Arnold Wesker
  • 2002: Betrayal
  • 2003: Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward
  • 2003: The Crucible, Arthur Miller
  • 2004: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
  • 2005: Brassed Off
  • 2005: Troilus and Cressida
  • 2005: Brassed Off (Revival)
  • 2005: Night Must Fall
  • 2006: A Chorus Of Disapproval
  • 2006: Memory
  • 2007: Arcadia
  • 2007: Memory (Revival in New York)
  • 2007: The Cherry Orchard
  • 2008: Macbeth
  • 2008: Memory (Revival in London and Wales tour)
  • 2009: Noises Off
  • 2009: Mary Stuart (featuring his daughter, Marina Hands as Mary

Awards and nominations


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