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Douglas Rintoul appointed artistic director of Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Douglas Rintoul Douglas Rintoul. Photo: Zbigniew Kotkiewicz
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Douglas Rintoul has been appointed artistic director of the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch, east London.

Rintoul, who is a freelance director and runs touring company Transport, will replace Bob Carlton at the theatre, who stepped down in November after 17 years in the post.

Rintoul said: “The potential to build on the venue’s rich history and Bob Carlton’s legacy is exciting.

“I look forward to expanding the theatre’s reach, forging new relationships with arts organisations throughout the UK and nurturing new theatremakers and audiences in east London, Essex and beyond.”

He will take up the post in the autumn but will begin overseeing activities at the theatre immediately.

Chair of the board of trustees Dennis Roycroft said: “Douglas impressed us at all stages with a detailed and exciting map of the next phase of the Queen’s Theatre’s journey and an authentic sense of the importance of theatre and the arts as a vital part of human life.”

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