The snapshot – Susan Whiddington

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22 Sep 2015

What’s it like to run a theatre education charity? Susan Whiddington gives a peek into her life as Director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects.

Leadership team confirmed at ENO

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21 Sep 2015

DR HARRY BRÜNJES, who has been acting Chairman of English National Opera (ENO) since its former chairman, MARTYN ROSE, steppe

If I were 22 – Elizabeth Newman

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21 Sep 2015

Now Artistic Director of Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Elizabeth Newman reveals what advice she’d give to her younger self.

New Director at Festivals Edinburgh

17 Sep 2015

JULIA AMOUR is to join Festivals Edinburgh as its new Director, succeeding FAITH LIDDELL who will step down in November.

James Hadley to lead Musical Theatre Network

17 Sep 2015

Musical Theatre Network has chosen JAMES HADLEY, Relationship Manager in Arts Council England’s London Theatre team, to be its new Executive Director.

Antonia Boström joins the V&A

17 Sep 2015

ANTONIA BOSTRÖM, currently Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas, is to join the V&A in January 2016 as Keeper of the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass Department.

Harris Museum and Art Gallery overhaul

17 Sep 2015

Preston City Council has appointed JON FINCH to run the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. He previously worked for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

Imaginate appoints new Festival Director

17 Sep 2015

Producer for Australia’s Performing Lines NOEL JORDAN is to join Imaginate as Festival Director in October.

Changes at Sadler’s Wells press office

17 Sep 2015

CAROLINE ANSDELL is to take over as Head of Press at Sadler’s Wells from ABIGAIL DESCH, whilst she is on maternity leave.

Henry Little to leave Orchestras Live

17 Sep 2015

HENRY LITTLE, currently Chief Executive of Orchestras Live, is to leave the organisation at the end of December to join Opera Rara in the same role.

My Gurus – Chris Haydon

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17 Sep 2015

Gate Theatre’s Chris Haydon pays tribute to those who have mentored and inspired him throughout his career. 

New Shadow Culture Secretary

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14 Sep 2015

Following the election of JEREMY CORBYN MP as Leader of the Labour Party, MICHAEL DUGHER, MP for Barnsley East, has been appointed Shadow Culture Secretary.

Coventry 2021 City of Culture team appoints a bid co-ordinator

Laura McMillan
10 Sep 2015

LAURA McMILLAN has been appointed as the bid co-ordinator for Coventry’s bid to become City of Culture in 2021, joining from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

David Greig named Artistic Director of The Royal Lyceum

10 Sep 2015

Scottish playwright DAVID GREIG will succeed MARK THOMSON as Artistic Director of The Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation appoints new board member

10 Sep 2015

Historian SIMON THURLEY, former CEO of English Heritage, has been appointed to the board of Trustees at the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

New London Managing Director of SUTTON

10 Sep 2015

TRISH O’CONNOR, former Head of Press at the Southbank Centre, is joining communications company SUTTON as the new Managing Director of its London Office.

Christine Payne re-elected as General Secretary of Equity

10 Sep 2015

Equity have re-elected CHRISTINE PAYNE as their General Secretary for a third term. First elected in 2005, she is expected to carry on in the role until 2020.

New role for Leach Pottery Director

10 Sep 2015

JULIA TWOMLOW is set to join Rothesay Pavilion on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, leaving Leach Pottery after seven years as Director.

New Managing Editor for WhatsOnStage

Theo Bosanquet
03 Sep 2015

DAISY BOWIE-SELL is to leave Time Out London, where she has been Deputy Theatre Editor, in order to become Managing Editor of

Stagetext appoints new Chief Executive

03 Sep 2015

Captioning and live subtitles charity Stagetext has appointed MELANIE SHARPE as its new Chief Executive.


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