Eclipse Theatre: Artistic Director Announcement

Today, the Board of Eclipse Theatre has announced that the Artistic Director, Amanda Huxtable, will be stepping away from her current position in order to pursue other interests.

Amanda has established the company in its new home in Leeds, both rooting the organisation in the city and making strong connections across the region. 

Amanda Huxtable said "I am thankful for the opportunity to have led Eclipse Theatre throughout 2020 and to work alongside the cultural ecology, be that in the North of England, nationally or with our Creative European partners in Portugal and the Netherlands. This year has proven to be an extraordinary year of challenges for us all, it has also been a year of swift imagination and tenacity. I wish the future leadership team good speed in continuing to champion Black Cultural Practitioners and fellow Cultural Practitioners also marginalised for their race in this next era for Eclipse."

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Stella Kanu, added "The Board would like to thank Amanda Huxtable for her commitment to the company, her dedication to the vision of Eclipse Theatre and her steady hand in 2020. She has championed the organisation from its home in Leeds, establishing some strong connections across the region and with peers in other leading cultural organisations. We wish Amanda well in all her future endeavours."

Details of Eclipse’s exciting, innovative work and information on recruitment of the new leadership will be announced early in 2021.