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Lyric Hammersmith’s Imogen Kinchin joins Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures

Imogen Kinchin. Photo: Dan Wooller Imogen Kinchin. Photo: Dan Wooller
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Lyric Hammersmith senior producer Imogen Kinchin has been appointed executive director of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.

She replaces James Mackenzie-Blackman, who is leaving to lead Eden Court in Scotland.

Kinchin will lead the company alongside Bourne and Robert Noble, group managing director.

Kinchin has been senior producer at the Lyric Hammersmith since 2008 and has produced Bugsy Malone, Ghost Stories by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, which subsequently transferred into the West End, Sarah Kane’s Blasted and Simon Stephen’s new version of The Seagull. Previous to the Lyric she held roles at Act Productions, Half Moon Young People’s Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Bugsy Malone

Kinchin said: “I am thrilled to be joining Matthew, Robert and the New Adventures team at such an exciting time for the company. Having been involved with the company as a founding trustee of Matthew’s charity, I’ve been constantly inspired by the work both on and off stage. It’s an honour and privilege to join the company as executive director.”

Bourne said Kinchin brought with her “a passion and love for the work as well as extensive experience in the performing arts”.