Erica Whyman Deputy Artistic Director at the RSC
Erica Whyman

Erica Whyman

Deputy Artistic Director at the RSC


Erica is currently Deputy Artistic Director at the RSC.


Reflecting on her time at BOVTS she says, ‘My time at BOVTS was genuinely formative and very happy.  I learnt the practical craft of directing but I learnt so much more, about actors and acting, design and stage management, but perhaps most importantly that great theatre is always a collaborative art, requiring respect for every member of the team.’

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice