Joshua McTaggart has announced he will step down as Artistic Director of The Bunker Theatre in September. David Ralf will continue to lead the London off West End theatre in his new role as Executive Director alongside a new Artistic Director, who will be appointed this summer.
McTaggart has been appointed as Artistic Director and CEO of the Chelsea Theatre, in West London, and from September will oversee a major capital redevelopment project.
The Bunker has also announced a musical theatre development initiative with Trafalgar
Entertainment Group. The initiative will support, amongst other projects, a new musical based on Glasgow’s Ice Cream Wars of the 1980s, which is to be developed and directed by McTaggart, continuing his creative relationship with The Bunker.
McTaggart said, ‘In just over two years, our team has taken this abandoned underground car park and transformed it into a thriving hub of creativity and performance. I am immensely proud of everything we have achieved, and I have had the true privilege of working and collaborating with some of the most generous and talented artists our country has to offer. I cannot wait to hand over this building to another creative mind to lead it on the next steps of its journey. I will certainly be taking along the lessons and the triumphs from my time at The Bunker to the Chelsea Theatre.’
Applications for the role of Artistic Director at The Bunker are now open and will close on Friday August 3rd at midnight. To encourage applications from as many backgrounds and abilities as possible, applications can be made in a number of forms, including video submissions, voice recordings or emails. Applicants can apply via The Bunker’s website, https://www.bunkertheatre.com/getinvolved/work-with-us.
The Bunker was founded by Joshua McTaggart and Joel Fisher, who were aged 25 and 24 at the time. Two-thirds of The Bunker’s audience are under 35 and 10 tickets for under 30s are available for just £10 at every performance.