Former Lord Chancellor Charlie Falconer has been appointed chairman of Shakespeare’s Globe.
He will take up his new post in January 2013 and will replace Roger Parry, who has held the position for the past seven years.
Falconer spoke of his intention to continue the success of Shakespeare’s Globe: “I am so proud to have been asked to be the chair of the Globe. The next steps are the development and opening of the Indoor Jacobean Theatre. I am utterly committed to ensuring the next phase for the Globe will be as successful as the last.”
Neil Constable, chief executive at Shakespeare’s Globe, said: “We are delighted that Charlie will be joining the board of Shakespeare’s Globe as our chairman in the new year. I know the Globe staff and volunteers will welcome him warmly to the Globe family and he is very well placed to build on our current strong foundations and help us realise our exciting ambitions for the future.”