Vicky Hawkins joins as Executive Director
15 February 2022
Vicky Hawkins has been announced as the new Executive Director of Park Theatre, taking the reins from Rachael Williams who was in the role for five years.
A Haringey resident, Vicky joins Park Theatre from the National Theatre where she was Head of Producing. Vicky has previously worked for ATG as General Manager in their Productions department, at Clear Channel Entertainment and The Really Useful Group. Her experience spans both the commercial and subsidised sectors.
Whilst at the NT she worked on a wide variety of productions and co-productions including The Lehman Trilogy (with Neal Street Productions), Downstate (with Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and the NT’s most recent musical Hex, directed by Rufus Norris. In 2018 she was project producer for Pericles, the NT’s inaugural Public Acts production – a radical, inclusive, community-led production with over 200 community participants drawn from across London. During the pandemic she line-produced the TV film of Romeo & Juliet made with Sky Arts and PBS. Directed by Simon Godwin the film was captured in 17 days during lockdown while the Lyttelton theatre was closed. At ATG she managed numerous West End and touring productions, as well as the 2012 Royal Court transfer season and dance works with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures.
Vicky served as a trustee for DreamArts, a charity working with young people in Westminster to help them fulfil their potential through the arts, for six years and is currently a school governor for Broomfield School in Enfield.
Vicky said: “I'm absolutely delighted to be joining the team at Park Theatre. As a long-term local resident, I've followed its growth and success since inception, and been continually impressed by the way Jez and the team have rooted the theatre in the community whilst also achieving a national profile. The opportunity to be a part of the next stage of its journey and support the mission to create and present outstanding work, is one that I couldn't turn down.”
Jez Bond, Artistic Director of Park Theatre, said: "We are thrilled to welcome Vicky Hawkins to join us as Executive Director. Vicky’s wealth of producing experience, within both the subsidised and commercial sectors, will be a real asset in realising our ambitions to build a more resilient theatre post-pandemic. As a local resident who has followed our progress from the outset, Vicky is also poised to help us deepen our connections in the local community and ensure Park Theatre is a place for everyone. I look forward to a close working relationship with Vicky so we can lead Park Theatre into the exciting next chapter.”