06
MAR
2020

Gbolahan Obisesan appointed Artistic Director for Ovalhouse

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Gbolahan Obisesan as the new Artistic Director for Ovalhouse.

Gbolahan will start in April 2020 and will be leading the theatre into its new venue in Brixton on Coldharbour Lane.  To celebrate the move, the venue will be renamed Brixton House. The venue will house two studio theatre spaces, performance space, several rehearsal rooms and multi-use meeting rooms, as well as public spaces, a café and bar.

Gbolahan Obisesan says ‘Ovalhouse has a long noted artistic legacy. It has been an unsung hero of supporting exciting theatre makers. It is now relocating to the heart of Brixton to build on its community outlook and artistic inventiveness. The history of Brixton is proudly political, and its rich blend of cultures will inspire the new theatre to be a cradle for startling stories and extraordinary art. Our aim as a team is to be forward thinking, community focused and rebelliously outspoken. I am delighted to be the theatre’s new artistic leader and very excited by our ambition to cultivate an inclusive, innovative, and thrilling environment for life and art to interact with people from Brixton and beyond.’ 

25
FEB
2020

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo looking for Creative Director

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An icon in the British events calendar, set against the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the entertainment company renowned for staging magnificent, large-scale, spectacular events in Scotland and abroad.  The Creative Director is a newly created and strategically important leadership role within the organisation, responsible for setting the creative vision for the Tattoo’s unique productions in Edinburgh and internationally.  For full job details, see the Opportunities page.

24
FEB
2020

Newcastle Theatre Royal searching for Chief Executive

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Newcastle Theatre Royal is one of the most successful, award-winning regional theatres in the country.  It has seating capacity of 1,247 and presents over 400 performances a year to around 400,000 people, approaching 80% of capacity, and taking well in excess of £12million in ticket sales.  It is seeking a new Chief Executive to succeed Philip Bernays when he retires in December this year.  See the Opportunities page for full details.

30
JAN
2020

Deborah Warner appointed Artistic Director of Ustinov Studio

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning theatre and opera director Deborah Warner as the new Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio at Theatre Royal Bath.  Her inaugural season will be Autumn 2020.

Deborah Warner said: “I am delighted to be joining the team in Bath and very excited to be working on a small and intimate scale once more. The Ustinov Studio has become a major force in British theatre and I look forward to the opportunity to present challenging and questioning theatre in all its many forms as we enter this new decade.”

07
NOV
2019

Capital Theatres appoints Fiona Gibson as Chief Executive Officer

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Capital Theatres, the charitable trust that runs Edinburgh’s Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio, has appointed Fiona Gibson as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Fiona is currently Interim Chief Executive for the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres in Liverpool and is the former Business Director of Octagon Theatre, Bolton. She will take up her new post in April 2020.  AEM International are delighted to have been involved in her appointment.

On her appointment Fiona Gibson said, “What an amazing time to be joining this wonderful, world renowned institution.  Capital Theatres sits at the heart of culture in Scotland, and I am privileged to be taking over the reins at such an exciting period of change.”

20
SEP
2019

Pamela Jikiemi appointed Head of Film, TV and Radio, RADA

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Pamela Jikiemi has been appointed Head of Film, TV and Radio at RADA.  AEM International are delighted to have been involved in this appointment.

16
SEP
2019

Lisa Tregale appointed Director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Lisa Tregale as the Director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.  She will take up her post in the New Year.

Currently Head of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Participate, Lisa is recognised across the music sector as both a champion for the arts and a real innovator in inclusion and music education. She will become the Orchestra’s first female Director.

She said, “I am delighted to be taking up this exciting role at the heart of Wales’ cultural life. With its distinctive role as both a broadcast and national symphony orchestra, I very much look forward to championing the orchestra and chorus within Wales, the UK and beyond.”

25
JUL
2019

Amelia Richards appointed Managing Director of Letters Live

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Amelia Richards has been appointed as Managing Director of Letters Live.  AEM International are delighted to have been involved in her appointment.  Amelia Richards is currently  Director of Commercial Strategies at the Creative Industries Federation.

29
MAR
2019

Oxford School of Drama appoints Edward Hicks as Principal

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Edward Hicks as the new principal of Oxford School of Drama.  Edward has been RADA’s Head of Film, TV and Radio for the last 11 years.  He will take up his new role in August 2019.

Edward said, “I am humbled and delighted to be joining the Oxford School of Drama as the new Principal from August. OSD is a true gem with an impressive reputation and I feel very privileged to be inheriting this inspirational school from George Peck, who will be much missed by all.”

01
MAR
2019

Joe Murphy appointed Artistic Director of Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre

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Sherman Theatre has appointed Joe Murphy as Artistic Director to build on the foundations laid and success achieved during Rachel O’Riordan’s tenure in the role, creating and curating work of the highest standard for audiences and communities across the capital of Wales.  Joe Murphy is currently Associate Director at The Old Vic, London and has previously held posts as Associate Director at Soho Theatre and Artistic Director of new writing company nabokov.

Regarding his appointment Joe Murphy said, “I am completely thrilled to be appointed the next Artistic Director of Sherman Theatre. This exceptional building is home to world class Welsh artists working in both languages, it sits at the heart of an incredibly vibrant city, and it engages a rich mix of communities and audiences – I couldn’t imagine a more exciting place to be working”.