Obituary: Anthony Stott

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Anthony Stott began his theatre career at the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham after studying sociology and economics at Leeds University.

Initially intended as a temporary job, he found his vocation amid the creativity and thrill of theatre, and stayed on to progress from assistant stage manager to full stage manager, company manager and, eventually, theatre manager in several leading regional venues.

His career took him to several theatres around the UK including Liverpool, Exeter, Pitlochry, Canterbury, Belfast and Keswick, where, as administrator of the Century Theatre, he was fully involved in the project to create the new Theatre by the Lake.

In 2005, he formed his own Floating Light Booking Agency to promote theatre in education nationwide.

Anthony (Tony) Stott was born near Bacup, Lancashire on December 13, 1945 and died on September 28, aged 71. He is survived by two daughters from his marriage to the theatre designer Caroline McCulloch (who died in November 2007).