Boyd ready to exit RSC stage

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The Independent Culture

Michael Boyd is to stand down next year as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Boyd, 56, who oversaw the RSC's £112m renovation of its Stratford-Upon-Avon theatres, joined the company in 1996 as an associate director and was appointed to his current role in 2002. Property developer Nigel Hugill has replaced Sir Christopher Bland as chairman.