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Digital Theatre’s Robert Delamere appointed chair of English Touring Theatre

Robert Delamere, the new chair of English Touring Theatre
Robert Delamere, the new chair of English Touring Theatre
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Digital Theatre co-founder Robert Delamere has been named as the new chair of English Touring Theatre.

A trustee of the company since 2014, Delamere has replaced outgoing chair Greg Parston, who is stepping down after five years in the role. He also remains in his post as creative director at Digital Theatre.

New artistic director Richard Twyman described Delamere as an “exceptional creative leader”.

“We are extremely lucky to have someone with Robert’s extensive experience of the cultural and social landscape of the UK as chair, and I look forward to working alongside him to shape the future of ETT,” he said.

Delamere said it was a “privilege” to be taking over as chair “at such an exciting time for the company” given Twyman’s appointment in June.

He said: “The company has an artistic director of exceptional talent and capacity, whose work in the theatre has become a hallmark of innovation and internationalism. His vision for ETT is both an intelligent continuity and a brilliant step into the future.”

Delamere also thanked Parston and former director Rachel Tackley for leaving the company “in such good health”.

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