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Concern over theatres as trust chief stands down

posted 16 Jun 2011, 17:33 by David Rintoul   [ updated 16 Jun 2011, 18:11 ]

The figurehead of two of Edinburgh's best-known theatres has quit suddenly after a turbulent spell marked by drastic budget cuts, plummeting ticket sales and job losses.

John Stalker has resigned as chief executive of the trust which runs the King's and Festival Theatre for the city council just months after it emerged a major review had been ordered into their operation.

An interim appointment is expected to be made within the next few weeks after Mr Stalker issued a brief statement saying he wanted to return to the world of theatre production.