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The King's Head Theatre announces new Artistic Associates

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THE King’s Head Theatre has announced 12 new Artistic Associates, collectively encompassing a range of different theatrical specialisms. Their appointment reflects the venue’s commitment to showcasing the breadth of creative talent working on the London fringe.

Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher said: ‘I am thrilled to announce such a fantastic group of theatre makers as our brand new Artistic Associates. From a first-time playwright to an actress whose career spans seven decades, their work embodies the breadth of our programme. I cannot wait to see where their talents take us next!’

The new Associates include directors, playwrights, designers, stage managers and performers, with an age range of early twenties to early nineties and diverse racial, sexual and gender identities. They have between then worked at every echelon of London theatre, including the National Theatre, in the West End and Off West End.

Amongst them are Harry Mackrill, Associate Director of the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Angels in America, regular King’s Head Theatre collaborators Designer Amanda Mascarenhas, Lighting Designer Nic Farman and Sound Designer Nicola Chang, and former Trainee Resident Director Jamie Armitage, best known as Co-Director of the multi-Olivier Award nominated SIX The Musical.

The King’s Head Theatre was established in 1970. Passionate about championing ethically produced fringe theatre, it is known for its challenging work and support of young artists. Last year, 116,151 audience members saw one of its shows: 44,607 at its 110-seater home on Upper Street and 71,544 elsewhere. Last year, at its Islington home, there were 774 performances of 95 different shows.

The King’s Head Theatre is committed to fighting prejudice through the work it stages, the artists and staff it works with and by producing work for minority audience groups. It believes in fair pay for all on the fringe and creates accessible routes for early career artists to stage their work; work it is passionate about. Last year, it announced the theatre is on the move.