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Mark Everett steps down from Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre after 23 years

Mark Everett is retiring from the Marlowe Theatre after 23 years
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Mark Everett, director of the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, has announced that he will be retiring from the role after 23 years.

Everett took up the role in 1994 and since then has overseen a £25 million redevelopment of the theatre, which increased its capacity from 950 to 1,200 as well as adding a 160-seat studio space.

He said: “I have spent half my theatre career here and there have been many extraordinary changes at the venue and in the cultural life and profile of Canterbury.

“I am very proud to have played a part in some of these and I am delighted that, as I leave the Marlowe, its local and national reputation has never been higher.”

Colin Carmichael, Canterbury City Council’s chief executive, added: “The council would like to thank Mark for the incredible work he has done over the past 23 years and for the role he has played in making our Marlowe one of the best regional theatres in the country. We wish him the very best for the future.”

In 2014, the theatre announced it would become a part-time producing house, focusing on new writing.

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