Photo credit: Eleanor Lloyd, new president of SOLT (Photo by Michael Wharley)

Eleanor Lloyd to take over as President of Society of London Theatre

She's previously produced Emilia and Witness for the Prosecution.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

At the Annual General Meeting of the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), a new President was announced. Eleanor Lloyd will take over as SOLT President, succeeding Kenny Wax.

Ahead of her tenure, Lloyd said: "Our theatre industry has a crucial role to play as the nation recovers from an unprecedented crisis. I am proud to be stepping up at this critical moment and committed to helping our vibrant and diverse community rebuild... I can't wait to welcome back our passionate audiences and I will work tirelessly to ensure London remains a global destination for the best live theatre."

Previously serving on the SOLT board, Eleanor Lloyd is a renowned West End producer, having worked on Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall. She was also the producer of Emilia at Shakespeare's Globe and the Vaudeville Theatre, which won three Olivier Awards last month.

Chief Executive of SOLT, Julian Bird said: "'We are delighted to welcome Eleanor Lloyd as the new president of SOLT. She takes on the role at a time of great turmoil and uncertainty for our industry, in which SOLT has arguably never played a more important part in providing a voice for theatre, ensuring industry professionals are protected, and lobbying for the vital support we need to survive as a sector. Having worked across so many forms of theatre, from the fringe to the West End, I believe Eleanor is well placed to help steward SOLT and its members, helping us weather this storm."

Lloyd takes over from Kenny Wax, who was President of SOLT for three years.

Photo credit: Eleanor Lloyd, new president of SOLT (Photo by Michael Wharley)


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