19 April 2019

We are delighted to announce that Helen Jeffreys has been appointed as Tara’s Executive Producer, in a new joint CEO role with Artistic Director Jatinder Verma.

Helen joins Tara with a wealth of experience as a theatre producer and senior leader in the arts. She has most recently been the Executive Director at Theatre Centre and Akademi South Asian Dance. Prior to this she was a producer at the Bush Theatre and Almeida Theatre and General Manager at both Hampstead Theatre and the Young Vic. Helen has also worked as a freelance consultant for Arts Council England and numerous theatres around the UK.

Helen will officially assume her position on 23 April - in time for Tara's week of events celebrating Shakespeare's birthday.

Naresh Aggarwal, Chair of Tara Arts said:

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Jeffreys as our new Executive Producer. Her vision and passion for the company and its building is palpable and we look forward to welcoming her to the Tara team.”

Helen Jeffreys said:

“I am excited to begin working in partnership with Jatinder as Tara’s Executive Producer. For over four decades Tara Arts has been making imaginative connections across cultures through theatre. I can’t wait to join the team at this inspiring, award-winning theatre as we look forward to a bold and successful future.”  

Artistic Director Jatinder Verma commented:

“I am thrilled to be teaming up with Helen. Her range of experiences over the past 2 decades in a variety of theatres and companies promises an exciting time ahead for Tara, as we aim to make it the theatre of choice for connecting worlds.”


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