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Issued:21/11/12

The award-winning artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, Daniel Evans, has been recognised for his role as a champion of the arts in Sheffield, after receiving an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.

Daniel received the award at a graduation ceremony at Sheffield City Hall, where he thanked the University on behalf of the entire Sheffield Theatres team.

Receiving the honorary award, Daniel said: "I'm incredibly lucky that I get to run the best theatre complex in the country. I couldn't ask for a better job… I'm incredibly excited about the work that we do - and I continue to be.

"I feel very proud. It's an award that should be accepted by the team that I work with at the theatre as well, because without them the work that I do wouldn't be possible. They make it all happen and we're an incredibly tight, hard-working team. And I feel proud of them too. 

"I'm also proud that our two organisations, Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield Theatres, collaborate throughout the year, particularly with events students as part of their degree."

Sheffield Theatres artistic director Daniel Evans
Sheffield Theatres artistic director Daniel Evans
Sheffield Theatres artistic director Daniel Evans
Sheffield Theatres artistic director Daniel Evans receiving his honorary doctorate
Sheffield Theatres artistic director Daniel Evans receiving his honorary doctorate

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Daniel was awarded the honorary doctorate for his development of an award-winning programme of events that has seen the city attract some of the best known names in theatre, and produced hugely successful productions of Hamlet and Othello.

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