Death of a London arts leader, 70

Death of a London arts leader, 70


norman lebrecht

November 19, 2021

The ebullient Chrissy Sharp who was general manager of Sadler’s Wells in the 200s while her husband Michael Lynch was CEO of the South Bank Centre has sadly died of cancer.

She helped save the Wells from bankruptcy and turn it into one of the world’s top dance houses.

On her return to Australia she recruited some its leading stars – Akram Khan, Hofesh Schechter, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Emanuel Gat – to light up the southern skies.

She is survived by Michael and her children.

Obituary here.