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Former Bromsgrove pupil lands prestigious artistic director role
5:50pm Friday 25th October 2013 in Local
A FORMER North Bromsgrove High School pupil is set to become artistic director of the National Theatre in London.
Rufus Norris, a British theatre director, who grew up in Africa and Malaysia before coming to Bromsgrove, will take over the prestigious role in April next year.
Although he has not run a building before, Mr Norris is an associate at the National Theatre and has directed a number of productions there.
He has won a number of awards for his work on both shows and feature films, including British coming-of-age drama Broken, starring Reservoir Dogs star Tim Roth.
Speaking about his new role Mr Norris said: “This appointment is a great honour and I am thrilled at the prospect and challenge of leading this exceptional organisation.”
He will succeed Nicholas Hytner, who has run the South Bank venue since 2003.
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