All change at top of Oily Cart
Iconic children's theatre company Oily Cart has appointed Ellie Griffiths (right) as its new artistic director and Zoe Lally as its first executive director.
They will both join the organisation in 2019, succeeding co-founders Tim Webb MBE, Max Reinhardt and Claire De Loon who have stood down after 37 years.
Griffiths is an actor and director who created the Upfront Performance Network and has a national and growing international reputation as one of the most exciting makers of performance for children and young people with PMLD and for those on the autism spectrum.
Lally is currently with Boundless Theatre and has worked with one of London’s best known youth theatres, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. She will work alongside Ellie on building the company’s national and international profile, highlighting the growing need for genuinely inclusive theatre performances in public venues, special schools and health settings.
Lisa Mead, Chair of the Oily Cart Board said: “ Together they bring the experience, vision and the perfect amount of determination to build on the great foundations established by Tim, Max and Claire. We cannot wait to welcome them through our doors in early 2019 and to see what exciting adventures they will take us on next.”