Theatre director steps down after Christmas show fails to impress

Theatre director steps down after Christmas show fails to impress
Kezia Cole, who has left Trinity Theatre

Ms Cole replaced veteran director at Trinity, John Martin – who left last year after ten years working on productions at the converted Decimus Burton church in Church Road. He was partly responsible for turning the ailing theatre’s fortunes around.

His replacement had worked as a director and producer, and created productions for theatres and unusual settings such as the Tower of London before she came to Tunbridge Wells.

However, her first production, a minimalist interpretation of the Hans Christian Andersen children’s fable – The Snow Queen – which she had described as ‘something a little different for our audience’ received a mixed response during its Christmas run.

Trinity Theatre told the Times yesterday [Tuesday] that Ms Cole stepped down on Monday [February 24].

A spokesperson added: “We would like to thank her for work during the past five months, including delivering our Christmas show and we wish her well on the next chapter in her career.”

She continued: “The arts charity is entering a new phase of organisational and artistic development, one that encapsulates all aspects of Trinity’s outreach and heritage goals and garners the confidence of our loyal audience and regional arts community.”

Kezia Cole was not available for comment.

Question Time comes to town

QUESTION Time is coming to Tunbridge Wells next week and will be recorded at Trinity Theatre.

The political panel show, hosted by Fiona Bruce, airs on Thursday, March 5, and is recorded shortly before the 10.3pm transmission time.

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