Henry Filloux-Bennett announced as new Director & Chief Executive of the Lawrence Batley Theatre

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Henry Filloux-Bennett

Henry Filloux-Bennett has been announced as the new Director & Chief Executive of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.

Henry, who is currently the Head of Marketing at The Lowry, will join the organisation in March 2019, taking over from the outgoing director Victoria Firth.

He leaves The Lowry after three years, having previously worked as Head of Marketing and Communications at Nottingham Playhouse. Whilst at The Lowry he also wrote the critically-acclaimed stage adaptation of food writer Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’, which was produced at The Lowry as part of its biennial Week 53 Festival before transferring to the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. The production transfers to The Other Palace in London from 4 April 2019, presented by PW Productions.

He said: ‘As the theatre looks ahead to its 25th Anniversary year, I’m absolutely delighted at the prospect of working with the team to build on the incredible work that Victoria has done over the last 11 years.  For the last nearly six years I have been dedicated to developing relationships with audiences both in the East Midlands and the North West. I strongly believe that one of the biggest challenges facing theatres at the moment is remaining relevant to the communities they serve. Fundamental to addressing this is putting our audiences first, and offering the best possible programme of work across the year, from amazing panto to world class dance and circus to thrilling plays to the best stand-up comedy. Alongside great work though, we need to be a place for inspiration, for challenge, for relaxation, and a place for getting together, eating and drinking together and creating together.’

The Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Spring Summer season is on sale now. View the new season brochure here.