Amy Belson Lyric’s new executive director

The Lyric Hammersmith’s director of communications has been promoted to be its new executive director.

She will lead the theatre alongside CEO/artistic director Rachel O’Riordan.

“The Lyric gave me my first permanent paid job in theatre - I am honoured that I can give back to the theatre that gave me that first opportunity and continue to build the Lyric’s work in providing pathways for our future theatre makers and leaders” Belson said. “I look forward to continuing to work with Rachel building on the actions we’ve put in place through our commitment to change and ensuring a long and successful future for this vital theatre at the heart of West London.”

Belson previously worked at the Royal Shakespeare Comany and Soho Theatre having begun her career at the Lyric and returning there in 2018.

The theatre has also appointed the playwright Tanika Gupta as artistic associate.

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