Ali Robertson moves to Kneehigh Theatre

    After eight years at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Director Ali Robertson has announced his new appointment as Executive Producer at the acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre.

    Over the course of his time at Tobacco Factory Theatres, where he started in August 2007, the organisation has grown substantially and achieved numerous successes. In that time the organisation has built itself a second theatre; installed one of the largest renewable energy systems of any arts organisation in the UK; produced and co-produced over forty shows that have toured nationally and internationally; and brought work from around the world to Bristol. Highlights include co-producing the Olivier-nominated and Off West End Award-winning Cinderella: A Fairytale and the Sky Arts Award-winning Dracula.

    The Board of Trustees and all staff at Tobacco Factory Theatres will be very sorry to see Ali go but are thrilled for him that he is going on to such an outstanding organisation and would like to wish him all the best.

    Ali Robertson, Director, Tobacco Factory Theatres: “I have enjoyed eight fantastic years as Director of Tobacco Factory Theatres and believe it has become one of the foremost producing and presenting theatres in the country. Under the direction of an exceptional staff and board the theatre works with a range of superb artists and has a phenomenal relationship with its many audiences. It has played a critical part in the growth of Bristol and the south west as one of the best places to make work in the country and I look forward to continuing to see many shows here in the coming years.”

    Ali moves to Kneehigh this summer and Tobacco Factory Theatres will be recruiting for his successor in the meantime.

    For press enquiries, please contact:
    Becky Cresswell, Head of Marketing, Tobacco Factory Theatres
    0117 963 0940 /

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