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Rosalie Craig and Stiles and Drewe appointed associates at Watermill Theatre

Rosalie Craig is to join the cast of The Ferryman next year, Photo: Johan Persson
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Performer Rosalie Craig and musical theatre writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have been appointed associate artists at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury.

Director Tom Attenborough and actor-musician Johnny Flynn will also become associates, as announced by the theatre’s artistic director Paul Hart.

The Watermill, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017, will work with the five new associates to “shape the theatre’s future work and artistic ambition”.

Stiles and Drewe said they were “delighted and honoured” at their appointment, while Craig added: “The theatre provides incredible opportunities for young actors to work on top-notch shows and I can’t wait to be a part of this new era at the theatre.”

Announcing the appointments, Hart, who joined the Watermill in 2015, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be welcoming our five new associates to the team, each of whom bring such a broad range of expertise and talents.

“Our associate artists all have a special connection with the Watermill and as we approach our milestone 50th anniversary next year, it’s really exciting to have them on board as we develop the work of the theatre in the coming years.”