The King’s Head Theatre has today (3rd October) confirmed the appointment of James Seabright as the new Chair of the Board. 

Effective from the 1st October, James Seabright succeeds John Dauth as Chair of the Board.

Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of the King’s Head Theatre, said: ‘I’m thrilled and honoured that James Seabright – published author, award-winning producer and Godfather of the fringe – has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees at the King’s Head Theatre. He brings with him a wealth of experience at the coalface producing exciting and unforgettable theatre. I am fully confident the King’s Head is on course for an even brighter future with James as our new Chair.”

Meanwhile, James Seabright commented that: “I have admired the great programme of work that Adam Spreadbury-Maher has developed at the venue in his tenure to date, together with pioneering initiatives with Equity towards fair rates of pay for those working on the fringe. I look forward to supporting him and his team in building on their successes both at their Upper Street home, and elsewhere – as productions set off on tour around the country and the world.”

James Seabright is an Olivier Award winning theatrical producer and general manager. His current productions include The Boys In The Band (Park Theatre), Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Lyric), Trainspotting (Vaults), Potted Panto (Garrick) and Potted Potter (world tour). Past productions that he has worked on include Eric and Little Ern (Vaudeville & St James), Our Boys (Duchess), Simon Callow in The Man Jesus (UK tour) and productions at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The King’s Head Theatre is led by Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher and specialises in new writing, revivals, musicals and opera. Current productions playing at the theatre include La Boheme and Wasted.