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Georgina Brown to step down as Mail on Sunday theatre critic after two decades

Mail on Sunday theatre critic Georgina Brown Mail on Sunday theatre critic Georgina Brown
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The Mail on Sunday’s theatre critic Georgina Brown is to step down after 21 years in the post.

She will leave the paper in the “next few weeks” when she leaves the UK to live in India.

Announcing her departure, Brown said: “I’ve loved my career as a critic and I confess that giving up my seat in the stalls is one hell of a wrench.

“I shall miss the theatre terribly, especially first nights, which, unlike so many of my critical colleagues, I absolutely adore.”

Brown began her career as an arts journalist in 1985 and wrote for the Independent for several years before joining the Mail on Sunday as its theatre critic in 1996.

She said would continue to write book reviews and travel pieces.

Plans for her replacement are not yet known, however The Stage has contacted the Mail on Sunday for comment.

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