LIVERPOOL Everyman & Playhouse have appointed director Nick Bagnall as their first permanent associate director. Bagnall joins the company following the success of The Last Days of Troy at Royal Exchange, Manchester and Shakespeare’s Globe.
The theatre’s artistic team will also be bolstered by the appointment of Lindsey Alvis, who was previously with Headlong, as producer.
Bagnall is currently directing Britannia Waves the Rules at Royal Exchange, Manchester.
He also directed Henry VI Parts I, II and III for the Globe which included four open-air performances in battlefields from the plays. His other directing credits include Betrayal (Sheffield Crucible), Billy Liar (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Entertaining Mr Sloane (Trafalgar Studios).
As a performer Bagnall acted in The Mayor Of Zalamea at the Everyman in 2004, the first production directed by Gemma Bodinetz as artistic director. He also directed Michael McLean’s Electric Hills at the Everyman in 2007.
He said: "I am thrilled to be joining Gemma and Deborah as Associate Director, to support and embrace their vision and to work those beautiful spaces. It feels like coming home and I am eager to get going."
Gemma Bodinetz said: “Nick is an experienced and exciting director whose CV encompasses acting, dramaturgy and a list of ambitious and critically acclaimed productions."
Lindsey AlvisLindsey Alvis joins the Everyman and Playhouse following seven years with Headlong where she is currently assistant producer. She first worked with the Everyman and Playhouse on King Lear and most recently she produced the UK tour of Spring Awakening.
She said: “I’m excited to be joining Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse at such an exciting time in the organisation's development. The opening of the stunning new Everyman is testament to the continued importance of both theatres and their place at the heart of this great northern city.”