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Little Angel without artistic director following sudden departure of Adam Bennett

Little Angel Theatre. Photo: Susan Hailes.
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Little Angel Theatre artistic director Adam Bennett has stepped down from the post after just nine months.

Bennett took up the post – as well as that as chief executive – in January, and relocated from Australia to take up the position at the north London puppet theatre.

A spokesman for Little Angel Theatre confirmed Bennett was no longer with the company but did not comment on why the decision had been made.

Speaking to The Stage, Little Angel chief executive Lynette Shanbury said the company was “taking the opportunity to look at the role” and whether it would be recruiting someone to replace Bennett.

“We need a moment to reflect on the organisation but there will be a strong plan going forward – we have an interim situation in place and we don’t intend to falter in our step artistically,” she said.

When he took the job in January, Bennett said he had had the “privilege and honour” of being associated with Little Angel for 23 years, having first worked with it in 1990.

At the time, Shanbury said she was “pleased to be able to entice Adam back to London again”.

Little Angel is currently trying to raise £60,000 to carry out repairs to its theatre.

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