After a decade of hard work at Theatre503, its Artistic Director Paul Robinson is leaving the post to become the Artistic Director of The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough in June. 

Paul Robinson Portrait 2015
Paul Robinson Portrait 2015. Photo courtesy of Richard Davenport. 

Talking about his time at the theatre Paul Robinson said: “Theatre503 has been my home for the last ten years and I have enjoyed every minute of it thanks to a superb team and excellent Board.  We’ve faced down huge challenges and I have been lucky enough to see the burgeoning talent of a generation of artists come through the doors.  I have no doubt that under new leadership it will continue to go from strength to strength.” 

Theatre503 is a venue which celebrates new writing and continues to stage plays from some of the most talented emerging writers around. The theatre has helped to launch the careers of Dennis Kelly (Matilda the Musical), Katori Hall, Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer) and Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51).

During his time at Theatre503, Paul Robinson has directed productions of Chris Urch’s Land of our Fathers and Bea Robert’s  And Then Come the Nightjars as well as launching the Theatre503 Playwriting Award.

Theatre503 Chair and Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Erica Whyman comments: “Paul Robinson has led Theatre503 for the last decade with skill, panache and immense dedication. His commitment to great, impassioned writing and his own assured touch as a director have led Theatre503 to burst at the seams with ingenuity and ambition, and to be the recipients of countless nominations and awards as well as a forceful presence in the West End, in Edinburgh and across the UK.”

 

 

 

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