All change at Pegasus

Restructure follows council funding cut

Pegasus Theatre is losing its artistic director and chief executive Jonathan Lloyd, who steps down at the end of the year.

Lloyd will not be replaced at the elem of the young people’s theatre company. Instead, as part of a major management restructuring, leadership and executive functions are now shared by the current general manager, Kate Whiting, and creative learning director, Corinne Micallef.

The changes follow a decision by Oxfordshire County Council to cut its £68,000 funding for the organisation from 2018.

llyod who has been at the Oxford base company for three years, said, “I’ve been closely involved in the future planning here at Pegasus and fully support the changes to a leaner management structure, focused on protecting and refreshing our work with young people. On a personal level, I’ll be sad to leave Pegasus at the end of this year and am fiercely proud of the many brilliant projects we’ve created together.”

The company says that the new management model will ensure “a revitalized focus on the work with, by and for young voices, albeit with some reduction to programming and in-house producing.” 
The current chair of Pegasus Theatre, Becky Hall, is also stepping down at the end of her six-year tenure and has been replaced by Graham Upton, former Vice-Chancellor at Oxford Brookes University, and former chair of Oxford Playhouse.

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