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Clive Judd appointed artistic director of Old Red Lion in 2017

Judd replaces Stewart Pringle at the Islington venue

Clive Judd
Clive Judd

Clive Judd is to take over as artistic director of Islington's Old Red Lion Theatre in January 2017.

Currently serving as the venue's literary manager, Judd succeeds Stewart Pringle who has been at the helm for the last three years.

Judd directed This Will End Badly and last year's revival of Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs both at Southwark Playhouse as well as Captain Amazing on tour.

A graduate of the National Theatre Studio Director's course, Judd also previously directed the world premiere of Simon Longman's Sparks at the Old Red Lion, and produced the venue's first season of new commissions, The Rooftop Sessions, in September 2016.

Judd said: "I am thrilled to be following in Stewart's footsteps and leading one of my favourite London theatres on the next stage of it's journey. The theatre has a rich literary tradition and I aim to add to that with a programme of distinctive, daring new works and smart, inventive reinterpretations of plays we might not have seen for a while. "

Pringle commented: "I couldn’t think of safer or more exciting hands to leave the Old Red in than Clive’s. He’s a theatre maker and thinker of extraordinary talent and instinct, a fervent supporter of unheard voices, a bold flouter of fashion and a devotee of brilliant writing and writers, wherever their origin and whatever their background."