Producer Winter switches West End for Tunbridge Wells
Carole Winter, the West End and Broadway producer with more than 30 shows to her name, is to be the permanent producer at Tunbridge Wells’s Assembly Hall Theatre.
In the newly created role for the 1,000-seater venue, Winter will work with both local communities and professional companies to develop a new creative programme for the 79-year old theatre as it becomes a producing as well as presenting house.
"I have been lucky to work for some of the best organisations in the country, gathering a rich and varied career, and working alongside hugely inspirational people including Harold Pinter, Peter Hall, Richard Curtis and Sonia Friedman” she said. “I am delighted to be joining the talented team at the Assembly Hall Theatre at this exciting time and look forward to contributing to the future culture, theatre and arts provision in the borough."
The appointment is part of a long-term cultural plan for Tunbridge Wells, according to the town’s culture portfolio holder, Cllr Jane March. “By establishing the role of producer we are demonstrating that the Assembly Hall Theatre is serious about taking a leading role in the creation of new work for the region” she said. “Carole's appointment will go a long way towards realising the ambition of our cultural strategy - that is, to be nationally recognised in cultural provision by 2024".