After nearly five yeas in post, Anthony Biggs has announced today [3 February 2017] he will be leaving Jermyn Street Theatre this summer. The venue has also annouced Tom Littler [pictured above] as Biggs’ successor.
As Artistic Director at the London venue, Bigg’s final production will be the UK Premiere of Maxim Gorky’s The Last One. Biggs will be succeeded by current Jermyn Street Theatre Associate Director and former Artistic Director of Primavera theatre company Tom Littler who will present his first season at the venue this autumn.
During his time at Jermyn Street Biggs has been a champion of artists’ rights, establishing Jermyn Street Theatre as one of the first theatres to sign up to the Equity Fringe Agreement, and has developed close links abroad including The National Theatre of Norway in Oslo, NYU Tisch London, and Teatre Nacional de Catunya in Barcelona.
Tom Littler is currently Associate Director at Jermyn Street Theatre. He founded the theatre company Primavera, and served as its Artistic Director for ten years. He has also been Associate Director of Theatre503, and Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company
For Biggs, his time at the venue will be looked back on with pride. “I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved over the past five years, especially the international seasons and the introduction of the Equity Fringe Agreement. It’s been a joy and a privilege to lead this special theatre, and I’m looking forward to pursuing new projects. I leave the theatre in very capable hands, and I wish Tom every success for the future.”
As his successor, Littler has big plans for the venue. “As Artistic Director, I’ll be collaborating with theatres throughout the UK and abroad to deliver an ambitious programme of intriguing rediscoveries, alongside new work by emerging talents and major playwrights.”