Former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble has been named a.d. of the 75th-anniversary Shakespeare Fest at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.
Noble, who led the RSC from 1990-2003, will fill a post to be vacated in September by Darko Tresnjak, who ends his six-year stint as fest a.d. to pursue independent helming gigs.
Noble will direct two of the three yet-to-be-named repertory offerings of the 2010 Shakespeare Fest, which will kick off a yearlong celebration of the Old Globe’s 75th anniversary at the company’s Balboa Park venue. Fest will run June 12-Sept. 26, 2010.
Current fest is comprised of rep productions of “Twelfth Night,” “Coriolanus” and “Cyrano de Bergerac.”