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Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner announced as new Paines Plough artistic directors

The pair will take over in August this year

Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner
© Left: Richard Davenport, right: Robert Day

The new artistic directors of Paines Plough have been revealed.

Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner will take over as joint artistic directors in August of this year, when James Grieve and George Perrin step down from the roles.

Bennett is currently associate director at Soho Theatre where she leads the new writing department. Posner was previously associate director for Pilot Theatre and has worked extensively for York Theatre Royal.

They said: "It is a great honour to be appointed as the next artistic directors of Paines Plough. We are both long admirers of the company and its commitment to making exceptional new plays which reach all the corners of the UK and beyond.

"We are inspired by all leaders of this company since it started in 1974; incredible role models who have left a great legacy that we are excited to embrace as we begin this next chapter. We have been artistic mentors to one another and been fierce supporters of each other's work for the past ten years."

The new writing company has announced its plans for 2019, with shows being performed across the UK.