Yvonne Arnaud Chief Executive dies

Sheila Connor

Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre has announced the death of James Barber, its Theatre Director and Chief Executive.

An official statement from the theatre said, "it is with huge sadness that we inform you that our Theatre Director and Chief Exective James Barber passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017.

"After nearly 40 years of dedication to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, the team are devasted to lose such a loved and respected leader.

"The Theatre's programme of events will continure to run as scheduled, because one of the very many things Jamie taught us was that 'the show must go on'.

"Our thoughts are with Mr Barber's family at this most difficult time."