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Almeida taps Julia Potts

U.K. theater gets new executive director

Julia Potts has been appointed the new executive director at London’s Almeida theater.

Potts will take up the position at the prestigious 325-seater in November.

She most recently was acting general manager at regional house Churchill Theater Bromley and head of Creative Learning & Access for the Ambassador Theater Group.

Potts succeeds James Bierman, who assumed the post in January after five years at the Donmar Warehouse but resigned after six months to work as a freelance producer.

Almeida productions have made their way across the Atlantic several times, including the Ralph Fiennes-toplined Broadway revival of “Hamlet” in 1995.

Most recently, the stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman film “Through a Glass Darkly,” which originated at the Almeida, played the Atlantic Theater in a run that starred Carey Mulligan.

Bierman’s successor at the Donmar, Nick Giles, has also departed after six months. Incoming a.d. Josie Rourke and the board are currently seeking his successor.

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