New leadership team at Coventry’s Belgrade

Published: 16 September 2023
Reporter: Steve Orme

The Belgrade’s new producing team: back row (from left): Evie Osbon (community producer), Jay Zorenti-Nakhid (associate director), Claire Procter (education and young people’s producer), Katherine Allen (creative practitioner). Front row: James Ashfield (producer), Adel Al-Salloum (director of producing and co-creation), Charlotte Titcombe (assistant producer), Corey Campbell (artistic director), Laura Elliot (chief executive), Lucy Titcombe (producing administrator), Emma Worrall (programme co-ordinator).

Laura Elliot and Corey Campbell, leadership team at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, have announced that six people will be joining its newly structured producing team.

Adel Al-Salloum, who has had senior leadership positions at Northern Stage and Leicester’s Curve, joins as director of producing and co-creation.

Previously Tobacco Factory Theatres’ associate director, Jay Zorenti-Nakhid will be associate director at the Belgrade. Over the past 10 years, he has created and directed a wide range of theatre projects across the UK as well as in Rwanda, India and Vietnam.

James Ashfield has been taken on as producer. He joins from the producing team at Sheffield Theatres where he worked on hit shows such as Standing at the Sky’s Edge and Miss Saigon.

Assistant producer Charlotte Titcombe was with Birmingham Opera Company, where she co-ordinated the company's development activities and worked on acclaimed shows RhineGold and The Decision.

Lucy Tutchings becomes producing administrator. Previously, she was an apprentice at the Belgrade. Evie Osbon is community engagement facilitator after regularly leading Nottingham Playhouse’s participation team.

Laura Elliot said, “appointing this team marks another step change in the Belgrade Theatre’s evolution, driving forward our vision, co-creating theatre with, by and for the city and region and sharing it with the world. Corey and I are delighted and honoured to work with each of them to set the foundations of a ‘people-first’ organisation, providing transformative experiences, diverse storytelling, mutual learning and enrichment.”

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