for new Princess Theatre manager begins in Burnham-On-Sea
recruitment campaign for a new manager of Burnham-On-Sea's Princess
Theatre has got underway this week after the current manager stepped
Andy Pulleyn, pictured, is leaving the high-profile role to take
on a new job as Marketing Manager at the Exeter Phoenix arts centre
and to be nearer his partner on the south coast.
Chairman Peter Burridge-Clayton told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Andy
has done an excellent job during his time at the Princess and
I can't thank him enough for all the effort he has put in over
the past two years. He has not only overseen all the refurbishments,
but he has also taken the theatre and arts to a level we have
never seen before in Burnham."
are now booking some top acts and thanks to the sound foundation
that Andy has created we will continue to do so. It is our intention
to go onwards and upwards and continue to go from strength to
strength. We have a fantastic team of volunteers and over 200
friends of the Princess now, who I hope will give the new manager
their full support in the hand over period and on in to the future."
will be leaving us in three weeks time, but he has agreed
to come back one day a week until he has moved out of the area,
and I will also be assisting as the duty manager on occasions
to ensure a smooth handover with the new manager and assist our
steward Craig with any duty roster pressures. I am sorry to see
Andy go but I wish him all the very best for his future in Devon."
told Burnham-On-Sea.com he is sad to be leaving, adding: "I'm
really proud of all the new and exciting things that are going
on at The Princess. The Arts Lounge has been a fantastic success
and will continue to grow as a gallery and café where local
artists can exhibit their work."
events, a box office, the Creative Club, the Artisan Association,
Yarn Over, BOSH Youth Theatre and the Playwright Group are all
successful arts groups that are enriching the community. Weve
increased hire, improved the facilities and reduced the deficit.
There is still lots and lots to do and I passionately believe
that over time The Princess can become a vital asset to Burnham
a personal note Im incredibly grateful to everyone I work
with who have supported me in this role. The Princess Management
Committee have always been open to ideas and in particular Pauline
Pollard and Peter Burridge-Clayton have been fantastically generous
in also volunteering their time and skills to help the building
of the staff at the Town Council have been wonderful to work with
and provided great support despite the extra work The Princess
has brought them. Most importantly has been the work of the volunteers
who have given their time, effort and skills in order to make
all of what we have achieved so far possible. Their enthusiasm,
commitment and hard work has been humbling to witness and I know
that The Princess can only grow and become stronger while there
are people around like them."
will be very sad to leave the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre
- I have loved my time here and it will always have a place in
Town Council - which runs the theatre - will be advertising for
a new manager shortly with a closing date for applications of