Announcement: Shawab Iqbal moves on from his role as Eclipse’s Executive Producer…

Today we‘re sharing the news that Shawab Iqbal is moving on from Eclipse, he leaves his role as our Executive Producer to take up a new post as Executive Director and Joint CEO at the Gate Theatre, London. In the time he has been with us, Shawab has helped to transform the organisation and we’re excited to see where his work takes the future of our Company.

Amanda Huxtable, Eclipse Artistic Director and CEO commented:

 “It has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside Shawab in this most unusual year.

We are very sad to see him go but know that he will lead with the immense talent and integrity that he brought here to Eclipse and the North. We wish him and all at the Gate well and look forward to seeing what he goes on to develop from his leadership there.”

Shawab Iqbal, Eclipse Executive Producer said:

“It’s been a total privilege to contribute to Eclipse’s story. The past year has proven time and time again that its work with Black and Asian artists and audiences in the North remains just as urgent and critical. I know that the future chapters of Eclipse, led by Amanda, will continue to be bold, relevant and fearless.  I look forward to cheering them on. My thanks and best wishes to the Board, Amanda and the wider team.”

Stella Kanu, Eclipse Chair added:

“2020 has been an extraordinary year, during his tenure Shawab has hit the ground running and delivered a huge amount in a short time. We are sad to see him go but delighted that our friends at the Gate will gain a strong and efficient leader who is trailing a blaze. Everyone at Eclipse, staff and board wish him, them and London the best of luck for the coming months and years as we all head towards a vibrant and diverse-filled recovery for the sector.”

Shawab takes up his new role at the Gate Theatre in January 2021. We will announce our plans for recruitment in the coming months.

Photo credit: Sharron Wallace

Announcement: Shawab Iqbal moves on from his role as Eclipse’s Executive Producer…