Overnight we learn that Neil Chandler, managing and artistic director, has left Fairfield Hall in Croydon after disastrous box-office results.
Chandler, a former cruise ship entertainments manager, left the premises and will not be allowed back in. He has another job lined up, starting in April. No replacement has been identified.
A week ago London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan named Croydon ‘Borough of Culture’ in 2023.
He’ll have to look very hard to find some.
Good local reporting here.