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Stewart Pringle steps down as artistic director at Old Red Lion

Pringle has been at the helm for the last three years

Stewart Pringle (Winner of Best Artistic Director at The Old Red Lion)
Stewart Pringle
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Stewart Pringle is to step down as the artistic director at the Old Red Lion.

Pringle took on the role three years ago and last year, he was awarded the OffWestEnd award for Best Artistic Director for his work at the theatre.

His credits at the theatre include Mike Stone's Lardo, the world premiere of Arthur Miller's No Villain and Tim Foley's The Dogs of War. His final production at the theatre will be the premiere stage adaptation of J B Priestley's Benighted.

Pringle said he would "miss the theatre terribly", adding " it has been a fantastic three years [which] has taught me a huge amount".

"I hope I'm leaving the venue in rude health, and know that the team we have built, from management though our frequent collaborators to our literary department, will continue to drive the theatre's commitment to the most exciting new writing and the most ambitious theatremakers will continue into the future.

"It really feels like a family at the Old Red, and one I hope to continue to play a part in. It's been a privilege and a joy."

The Old Red Lion will begin recruiting for a replacement in the next week, details will be listed here from Monday.