A fond farewell to Tom and Ruth, and a very warm welcome to Jess
Many congratulations to Tom Bailey who was recently appointed General Manager of the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park. We wish him all the best in his new role, and thank him for his huge contribution to the efficient running of the company during his time with us.
We are also sorry to lose Ruth Sanderson who is stepping down as administrator in the Tower office. Ruth has worked in the role (apart from a short break) for nearly 20 years and her expertise will be much missed. However, we are certainly not saying goodbye to her – she is currently still in the building every day as she is an Assistant Stage Manager on our current show, Pal Joey.Read more: New General Manager for the Tower
Our new General Manager is Jessica Vollar Bell who has already taken up residence in the office, so do pop in and say hello. Jess joins us from running The Glory – a gay bar, performance venue and disco in Haggerston – where she managed everything from arranging hires and organising staff rotas to getting the toilets repaired, so she should feel at home in the Tower.
Originally from Loughborough, she trained as a classical actress with the Guildford School of Acting . She worked as an actor for over ten years in theatre and television; highlights include appearing in Richard III at the Globe Theatre and participating in international tours to Saudi Arabia. She then moved into arts administration. She lives in East London, a short distance from our theatre.