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Birmingham Rep executive director Stuart Rogers announces departure

Stuart Rogers, outgoing executive director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Photo: John James
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Birmingham Repertory Theatre executive director Stuart Rogers is to leave the company after 17 years.

News of his departure comes after it was announced that Roxana Silbert is leaving the organisation to become artistic director of Hampstead Theatre next year.

He said it was the right time to leave and give someone else the chance to run the venue.

Rogers will remain with the theatre until the end of 2019, to “support the succession plan for the artistic and executive director roles”.

The theatre praised Rogers for expanding its range of co-production partnerships, and with shaping the theatre into “the vibrant, diverse producing house it is today”.

It said he had overseen a major redevelopment in 2013 and established events arm, Unique Venues Birmingham.

Rogers said he had been “fortunate to have worked alongside three outstanding artistic directors” in Jonathan Church, Rachel Kavanaugh and Silbert,

He added: “I feel that now is the right time to give someone else the chance to play a part in taking this wonderful theatre on to even greater success. Coinciding my resignation with Roxana’s will present an exciting opportunity for the theatre and offer some very fortunate pair the same chance of a completely fresh start as I had when I joined the Rep with Jonathan in 2001.”

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