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New Creative Director for Everyman/Playhouse


Nathan Powell - new Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse creative chief. Pic: Olivia Carroll
Nathan Powell - new Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse creative chief. Pic: Olivia Carroll

Nathan Powell is the new creative director for the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres, moving up from his previous role as artistic advisor to the theatres.

Nathan has contributed to innovative and ambitious projects, from programming productions to fostering community events like Everyman Connects. He also directed Love, Liverpool at the Playhouse, a live version of the theatres’ podcast series, created during the pandemic.

Nathan said: "I'm honoured to join Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse as creative director. Liverpool is my home and I am passionate about showcasing its vibrant artistic community, locally and nationally. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to build on both theatres’ great legacies and work alongside this incredible team."

Currently artistic director of the National Student Drama Festival, Powell has championed emerging talent and forged groundbreaking partnerships. He is the creative producer and associate artist for 20 Stories High (an associate company of the theatres) and co-founder of New Step Theatre with writer Joe Ward Munrow. Their production of DOGS was a sellout in the Playhouse Studio in 2022.

As a writer and adapter, his credits include Pleasant Land and Homegirl (Derby Theatre). As a director his recent credits include Sucker Punch (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch) and A Play for the Living in the Time of Extinction (Headlong and The Barbican with Shakespeare North).

He is about to direct The Mountaintop for Leicester Curve, which will tour nationally this autumn, and Alice In Wonderland for Shakespeare North at Christmas.

Chair of Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust Andrea Nixon, said: "Nathan's proven track record, combined with his strong ties to Liverpool, make him the ideal choice to lead us creatively into the future. We are confident his vision and leadership will further enhance our reputation."


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