New director at city theatre

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THE Lantern Theatre based in Nether Edge, Sheffield, has appointed a new artistic director.

Ruth Carney is due to take up her new position in July, when Martin Derbyshire leaves the post to become creative producer for the venue along with Matt Risby.

The first professional production to be directed by Ruth will be Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down, by Doncaster playwright Richard Cameron.

Ruth’s appointment sees her returning to the city having previously held the post of associate director at Sheffield Theatres.

She recently worked as associate director with award winning director Matthew Warchus on Ghost the Musical both on the West End and Broadway.

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