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Theatre Royal Stratford East today announce the appointment of Nadia Fall as their new Artistic Director. Fall will start late Autumn and full time from 1 January 2018, taking over from Kerry Michael.
Nadia Fall said today, “I am absolutely thrilled to have been asked to take on the role of Artistic Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East. It is one of the most beautiful houses steeped in an incredible theatre history that goes back to the great Joan Littlewood. I cannot wait to lead an exciting new chapter that captures the energy of a rapidly growing Stratford and serves its vibrant community as well as audiences across London, building on the dedicated work of Kerry Michael.”

Chair of the Board, Rt. Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MBE, commented, “Nadia’s passion for theatre, her creative talent and her clear commitment to Stratford East make her an excellent leader for our historic theatre. With her artistic energy and skills she will take the theatre to new heights and help us put into effect our plans for new developments. Building on our enduring values and our successful past she will help to create an even stronger future and make a significant impact on the theatre world across Britain.”

Kerry Michael added “I’m delighted that Nadia is taking over from me. She’s an exciting director whose work I have admired for some time now and, she will be a welcome new voice to the cohorts of leaders of buildings in this country. I know that she and Deborah Sawyerr our Executive Director will be a formidable duo.”

Nadia Fall is currently Associate Director at the National Theatre. Her directing credits include the Hir (Bush Theatre), R and D (Hampstead Theatre), The Suicide, Our Country’s Good, Dara, Hymn, The Doctor’s Dilemma (National Theatre), Chewing Gum Dreams, Home – as writer and director (NT Shed), Way Upstream (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Hobson’s Choice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

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