Henry's role with Opera North

Published: 6 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Henry Filloux-Bennett Credit: Samantha Toolsie

Leeds-based opera company Opera North has appointed Henry Filloux-Bennett executive director.

He is currently executive director and deputy CEO of HOME in Manchester. Prior to this, he was chief executive and artistic director of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and previously head of marketing at The Lowry and head of marketing & communications at Nottingham Playhouse.

Henry has also worked as a producer and general manager for organisations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre Royal Haymarket and Bill Kenwright Ltd.

As an author and playwright, he wrote Nigel Slater’s Toast, commissioned by The Lowry, which subsequently transferred to the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, The Other Place in London plus a UK tour. In 2020, he wrote What a Carve Up! based on the novel by Jonathan Coe, chosen as part of The Guardian’s Top 10 theatre shows and The Telegraph’s Top 50 Cultural Events of the year.

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