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Derby Theatre announces first resident artistic director

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Sarah Brigham is to become the new artistic director at Derby Theatre.

This marks the first time a resident director has been appointed since the University of Derby took over the running of the theatre earlier this year.

Brigham is expected to take up her position in the new year, which will end her three-year tenure as artistic director at The Point in Eastleigh and its sister venue the Berry Theatre.

She was previously associate director at Dundee Rep for four years.

Professor John Coyne, vice chancellor of the University of Derby and chair of Derby Theatre board, said: “We are extremely pleased about Sarah’s appointment and excited about what the future holds for Derby Theatre under her artistic leadership.”

He added: “We are confident that her previous experience, knowledge of and talent and skills in theatre and the arts, and her ambitions for Derby Theatre, will be of great benefit to us as a regional venue and will excite our audiences too.”