When John Bell left Bell Shakespeare at the end of 2015, he was determined to make a genuine departure from the company he had founded and run since 1990.

Bell Shakespeare, John Bell John Bell. Photo © Pierre Toussaint

“It was suggested I might stay on the Board or have some kind of emeritus role and I said ‘no, no no, I should make a clean break and give Peter [Evans, the new Artistic Director]...

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