Amy Leach will join West Yorkshire Playhouse as its new Associate Director from March 2017.
Amy has a long standing relationship with the Playhouse and directed Kes in the Courtyard Theatre in 2016, which then went on a community tour of the city to non-theatre venues, as well as The Night Before Christmas and Little Sure Shot in 2015.
Amy is currently directing a major production of Romeo and Juliet in the Quarry Theatre at the Playhouse which opens on Friday 3 March, running until Saturday 25 March.
West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Artistic Director James Brining said: “Amy Leach has already created a series of brilliant shows for audiences in Leeds both at the Playhouse and on tour.
She has an excellent track record of creating acclaimed and accessible, powerful productions and she will be a huge asset to the Playhouse as we enter the next chapter of our exciting history.”
Amy Leach said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Playhouse – a theatre which I have loved for over 20 years. It is a fantastic organisation with wonderful audiences, and I look forward to joining James Brining and Robin Hawkes and their brilliant team to tell incredible stories, with and for the communities of Leeds and Yorkshire in the coming years.”
Amy grew up in Darwen, Lancashire and studied English at Durham University. Amy co-founded the award winning theatre company for young people, en masse, and her recent directing credits include: The Borrowers for the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff; Wonderman for National Theatre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre & Gagglebabble; The Caucasian Chalk Circle for The Unicorn, London.