Statement from Cllr Tim Swift re Barrie Rutter’s decision to leave Northern Broadsides

Cllr Tim Swift

On the announcement of Barrie Rutter’s decision to step down from his artistic leadership of Northern Broadsides, the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, wishes to thank Barrie Rutter OBE for his magnificent contribution to the cultural life of Calderdale. 

Cllr Swift says:

“Since establishing the company and becoming a resident at Dean Clough, Barrie has provided fantastic opportunities for audiences to experience theatre in a unique setting. He has created a remarkable form of theatre which plays to packed audiences at The Viaduct Theatre, and has put theatre produced in Yorkshire on the national and international map.”


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