It has been announced that Joshua McTaggart will step down as Artistic Director of The Bunker Theatre in September.

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(c) Simon Paris. 

Joshua McTaggart is stepping down from his role as Artistic Director to become the Artistic Director and CEO of the Chelsea Theatre, in West London, and from September will oversee a major capital redevelopment project. Meanwhile, David Ralf will continue to lead the London off West End theatre in his new role as Executive Director alongside a new Artistic Director, who will be appointed this summer. Applications for the role of Artistic Director are open.

The Bunker Theatre has also announced a new musical theatre development initiative with Trafalgar Entertainment Group. The initiative will support, amongst other projects, a new musical based on Glasgow’s Ice Cream Wars of the 1980s, which is to be developed and directed by McTaggart, continuing his creative relationship with The Bunker.

Talking about the news Joshu McTaggart said: “In just over two years, our team has taken this abandoned underground car park and transformed it into a thriving hub of creativity and performance. I am immensely proud of everything we have achieved, and I have had the true privilege of working and collaborating with some of the most generous and talented artists our country has to offer. I cannot wait to hand over this building to another creative mind to lead it on the next steps of its journey.”

The application process process for a new Artistic Director for The Bunker closes on Friday August 3rd at midnight. To encourage applications from as many backgrounds and abilities as possible, applications can be made in a number of forms, including video submissions, voice recordings or emails. Applicants can apply via The Bunker’s website, https://www.bunkertheatre.com/getinvolved/work-with-us.