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Ticketing boss appointed chair of Nottingham Playhouse

Caroline Shutter. Photo: Ursula Kelly Photography Caroline Shutter. Photo: Ursula Kelly Photography
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Nottingham Playhouse has announced Caroline Shutter as its new chair.

Shutter, who has been a trustee of the Playhouse since 2014, was unanimously voted as chair last month.

Alongside her role at the theatre, she is also chair of Nottingham dance organisation Dance 4, and a company director of Ticketing Network East Midlands.

Shutter described the appointment as a “tremendous honour”.

She added: “With my fellow trustees I want to ensure that the Playhouse continues to thrive and attract audiences to see world-class theatre in Nottingham.

“Certainly, Nottingham Playhouse contributed to my decision to move to the city over 15 years ago; as a leading regional producing theatre it continues to help promote the city of Nottingham and grow the local economy.”

Shutter, who takes up the role immediately, replaces Helen Flach as chair.

Nottingham Playhouse chief executive Stephanie Sirr said: “Helen Flach has done an extraordinary job of chairing the Playhouse and we are immensely grateful for her expertise and dedication. These are very challenging times for charities, and for the arts especially, and Caroline Shutter gives us the perfect combination of passion for culture and strong PR and business networks.”

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