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Theatre Peckham appoints Suzann McLean as artistic director

Suzann McLean
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Suzann McLean has been appointed artistic director of Theatre Peckham.

She replaces founding artistic director Teresa Early, who stepped down earlier this year after 33 years, but will continue an association with the company as director emeritus.

Theatre Peckham is best known for providing accessible actor training and for its programmes for young people in inner-city London. McLean joins on September 3.

She is an associate artist at York Theatre Royal, as well as an associate of both Pilot Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East’s young people’s work.

Her directing credits include Robin Hood at York Theatre Royal and Rebellion at Hackney Empire, while she has also worked as an actor with credits including Measure for Measure at the National Theatre and Synergy Theatre’s A Raisin in the Sun.

McLean said: “Young people have always been at the heart of all my work and I look forward to continuing the inspired work of Theatre Peckham’s founder Teresa Early.

“I firmly believe that theatre does change lives and am proud to be championing the cause, in all its forms, as the new artistic director of Theatre Peckham.”

Theatre Peckham completed the move into a new home in 2016, featuring increased auditorium seating for 200 people.

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