London’s Orange Tree Theatre has announced that executive director Sarah Nicholson is to step down from her role.
Nicholson, who joined the theatre in November 2014, will leave the venue in spring 2019.
She was previously general manager for Sheffield Theatres and has also held positions at the National Theatre and Donmar Warehouse in London.
“I applied for this job because Paul [Miller, artistic director] was taking over and I am incredibly proud of everything we’ve achieved, together with the team, in the last four years,” Nicholson said.
“Paul is second to none and I shall cherish being a part of his first Orange Tree chapter beyond measure. To say that I’ll hugely miss him and my Orange Tree colleagues is an understatement. I feel it is the right time for me to step aside and allow fresh eyes to take the theatre on to its next steps.”
Miller added: “Sarah’s contribution to the success of the Orange Tree over the past four years is incalculable. She’s an extraordinarily gifted, humane and inspiring manager and producer.”
The Orange Tree will begin recruiting for a new executive director soon.