Josie Rourke: Donmar Warehouse's artistic director to leave in 2019

From BBC - January 11, 2018

Josie Rourke, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse theatre since 2012, is to step down from her post in 2019.

Her departure coincides with that of executive producer Kate Pakenham, who will leave the theatre in June.

The pair were the first female partnership to run a London theatre.

Their tenure has seen such productions as The Vote, a play about the 2015 UK general election that was shown on television on election night itself, and an all-female Shakespeare trilogy.

Tom Hiddleston, Gemma Arterton and Sir Lenny Henry are among the star names who have appeared in shows staged under their watch.

"Leading the Donmar is one of the great privileges of London theatre, and doing so in partnership with Kate Pakenham has been one of the great joys," said Rourke.


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