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Sheena Wrigley leaves West Yorkshire Playhouse for Home

Sheena Wrigley is leaving her role as chief executive of the West Yorkshire Playhouse
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Sheena Wrigley is stepping down as the chief executive of the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Leaving her role at the theatre after six years, she will join Manchester’s new arts and culture centre Home as its executive director.

Wrigley said it had been a privilege to work at the Playhouse, and praised her colleagues there for achieving “ambitious change during what has been a challenging time for the arts.”

She continued: “I am grateful for their support, to the artists who have inspired and challenged us and to our major funders for their continued faith in our endeavour.”

The theatre’s artistic director James Brining said he was sad to see Wrigley leave, but added: “We send our congratulations to Home as they begin their journey as a new arts venue and look forward to a continuing relationship with Sheena in her new role.”

Home is due to open on May 21, ahead of a weekend of programming that includes a new work by Simon Stephens.

Wrigley’s successor at the Playhouse is yet to be announced.

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