New Theatre Royal announces the appointment of its next chief executive

New Theatre Royal appoints Scott Ramsay as chief executive
New Theatre Royal appoints Scott Ramsay as chief executive
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THE New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth has announced a new chief executive who will take up the post in March next year.

Scott Ramsay will succeed Caroline Sharman, who stood down in October after eight years in the role.

For the last eight years, Mr Ramsay has been director of Harlow Playhouse, where he has doubled its audiences.

He has also worked with notable companies such as Phoenix Dance Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Chester Gateway and English Touring Theatre.

He said: ‘I am very much looking forward to becoming a part of Portsmouth’s community, working with the trustees, volunteers and staff at New Theatre Royal to continue its development as a leading innovative theatre.’

Judith Smyth, chairwoman of the board of trustees at NTR said they were delighted with the appointment, and added: ‘Following our reopening last October, the team has worked tirelessly to re-establish the theatre as a cultural landmark in the city.

‘We are confident that Scott will continue this work and his energy will drive the theatre on to success, reaching new audiences and developing our relationships with the local community.’

He starts on March 1.