Mark Thomson steps down from Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
Mark Thomson is to step down as artistic director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum next May, at the end of the theatre’s 50th anniversary season.
Thomson joined the Lyceum in 2003 from Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre where he held the same position. During his 13-year tenure, the Lyceum will have staged more than 90 productions including 28 world premieres.
He said: “I can’t think of a more positive way to finish my time here at the Lyceum than celebrating its 50th anniversary season.”
The Lyceum, which was hit with a surprise 17.5% cut in its three-year Creative Scotland budget last November, will start the process of looking for a new artistic director later in the month.
Thomson, who is not leaving to take up another post, said: “It’s absolutely time for a new adventure for me now. I have always seen my time here as the constant refreshing of passion-led creative adventure for the artists and audiences in this extraordinary arena that celebrates theatre so vibrantly.”
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