Who will run the Barbican?main
The headhunters are already tapping into the usual suspects for the top vacancy at the City of London’s arts centre.
Various grey BBC faces are thought to want it – the outgoing Nick Kenyon and his predecessor John Tusa were both BBC – and all manner of failed managers at the South Bank Centre will be polishing their CVs.
What the Barbican needs, though, is flair, and that’s in short supply.
Not to mention infinite patience for dealing with City bigwigs.
The following eminently qualified heads may not wish to be counted:
Wasfi Kani (Grange Park Opera)
Roger Wright (BrittenPears Arts)
Alan Rusbridger (exLady Margaret Hall)
Ian Maclay (exRPO)
Nicholas Hytner (ex-National Theatre)
Kasper Holten (Royal Danish Opera)
Who have we overlooked?
We hear they may be considering the LSO’s Kathryn McDowell as a stopgap.