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Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal announces new artistic director




The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has announced the appointment of its new CEO/Artistic Director.

Owen Calvert-Lyons is currently head of theatre & artistic development at the Ovalhouse, London. He will take up his new position in June.

He replaces the late Karen Simpson who died in January after being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Owen Calvert-Lyons who has been announced as the new CEO/Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal (31177771)
Owen Calvert-Lyons who has been announced as the new CEO/Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal (31177771)

Roger Quince, chairman of the Theatre Royal's Board, said: " 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."

Mr Calvert-Lyons has worked in theatres across the UK including Arcola Theatre, York Theatre and Theatre Royal, Plymouth.

He 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."

Adrian Grady continues as general manager/interim CEO until Own takes up his post.


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