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“An Exciting New Chapter” at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

The Board of Trustees of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds are delighted to announce the appointment of a new CEO/Artistic Director, Owen Calvert-Lyons.

Owen comes to us with a wealth of experience having spent four years commissioning and creating new plays as Head of Theatre & Artist Development at Ovalhouse, London. Prior to that he was Artistic Director at The Point and the Berry Theatres and has worked in theatres across the UK including Arcola Theatre, York Theatre Royal and Theatre Royal Plymouth. With his passion for delivering memorable audience experiences, beautifully staged productions and financial sustainable theatre, we feel very privileged to welcome him on-board.

Owen said “Theatre Royal is a beautiful theatre with an extraordinary history. I look forward to working with this team and the wider Bury St Edmunds community to stage great plays and create dynamic projects, which inspire and delight our audiences.”

Roger Quince, Chairman of Theatre Royal’s Board said “After a rigorous recruitment process we are delighted to have found the candidate who we all feel can not only continue the fantastic legacy left by Karen Simpson, but one who can deliver a sustainable programme of high-quality presenting and producing work, which inspires and enriches the lives of our audiences in Bury St Edmunds and beyond.”

Owen will take up his post in June and in the interim, Adrian Grady continues as General Manager/Interim CEO.


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