Alex and Chris are hoping to attract an RSC touring production to the new theatre, which is expected to open its doors in late 2016.
Chris Matheson said:
“Alex is working hard to get top productions into the new theatre and you can’t get more prestigious than the RSC. I said I would put Chester on the map and this is a great opportunity to get talks started with the RSC – for whom this would also be a prestigious offer, as theirs could be one of the first major productions in the brand new theatre.
“There is a long way to go yet, and these things take time to negotiate, but Alex and I will keep working to bring the RSC here.
“Alex Clifton is a major asset to the arts in Chester and having him on board makes a huge difference. The RSC people clearly recognised in him a fellow theatre man who understood their needs.”