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Chair of Belfast’s Lyric Theatre to step down after eight years

Mark Carruthers is to step down as chair of the Lyric in Belfast.
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Mark Carruthers is to step down as chairman of Belfast’s Lyric Theatre after an eight-year tenure, during which he played a leading role in securing £18.5 million for a new twin-auditorium venue.

A presenter with BBC Northern Ireland, Carruthers joined the Lyric board in 2001 and was appointed chairman in 2007.

Paying tribute “to his absolute dedication and commitment to making the Lyric such a beautiful and dynamic theatre,” executive producer Jimmy Fay said Carruthers’ “achievement of developing the Lyric into one of the leading cultural institutions on the island of Ireland cannot be overestimated.”

Current vice-chair Sid McDowell is to take on Carruthers’ role until a successor is appointed.

 

 

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