Slater appointed executive director at Gate

Clare Slater has been appointed as executive director of the Gate Theatre in London.

She joins artistic director Christopher Haydon during his inaugural season at the Notting Hill venue and comes from the National Theatre where, for the last three years, she worked as the assistant literary manager.

Slater said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Gate at this key time. Christopher Haydon’s new, bold artistic vision for the theatre is one I’m proud to be working alongside. I really look forward to working with him, and the Gate’s dedicated staff and supporters, to build on the theatre’s past successes and to surge forward in stamping the Gate’s place on the British and international theatre scenes.”

Prior to her role at the National Theatre, Slater was the drama developer for TV production company Rare Day, and, before that, she worked in the NT’s development department. She has also worked as a freelance producer.

Haydon added: “I am delighted to be welcoming Clare to the Gate Theatre. We first met at the National Theatre Studio last year and I was instantly struck by her acute mind and fantastic understanding of the theatre landscape both nationally and internationally. She is the ideal person to be joining us at this stage in our history and will no doubt play a vital role in driving the theatre to even greater heights in the future.”

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