Theatre set for new era

Isabelle Leclercq
Isabelle Leclercq
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LOWTHER Pavilion is poised to move into an exciting ‘era nouveau’ as a French woman prepares to take the managerial helm.

Isabelle Leclercq takes over day-to-day charge of the Lytham theatre from September 1 after an extensive search by the new Lowther Trust to find the ideal candidate to spearhead a glittering future for the venue.

The 30-year-old, who has previously been artistic director of L’Espace Tatry in Bordeaux, was among 57 candidates who applied for the chance to succeed Clive Greaney, who retired earlier this year.

The Trustees became involved in the running of the Lowther from April 1 and will assume full control of the venue from September 1.

A joint interview panel of Trust and Council representatives was involved in the hunt for the manager and whittled the list of applicants down to a shortlist of four for second interview.

Isabelle holds a Masters degree in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from University College Dublin as well as a Masters in History.

She will be arriving in Lytham early month as she and her husband plan for an early relocation.

More details in this week’s Express.