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Silbert switch to Hampstead

Birmingham Rep’s artistic director Roxana Silbert is moving to London’s Hampstead Theatre next year

Silbert, who joined the REP in 2012, led the company through its re-opening in 2013 following a two-year development period and increased the range of shows including premieres by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of The Lovely Bones. She also directed was the first Ramps on the Moon production, The Government Inspector, which featured integrated captioning, audio description and BSL and created pioneering artist development programmes.

Roxana will direct her two final productions for The REP, the UK premiere of Edmond De Bergerac in March 2019 and the European premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns in June 2019.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Angela Maxwell said, “Roxana has been an outstanding artistic director and the board are enormously proud of what The REP has achieved under her artistic leadership. Roxana leaves The REP in a strong position.”

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