The Theatre Royal Bath are delighted to announce that Panda Cox has been appointed to the newly created role of Ustinov Producer.
Panda Cox is a freelance Producer and Dramaturg, who was previously the Producer at Out of Joint Theatre Company, focusing on commissioning and touring new plays across the UK. She has worked for Escalator East to Edinburgh, Latitude Festival and Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and has independently produced new plays across Europe and the UK, including at the Bush, Hampstead and Arcola. Her new role at the Ustinov Studio will be identifying projects for the Ustinov, and potential national, international tours and West End transfers.
Theatre Royal Bath Director, Danny Moar says
“We’re thrilled to welcome Panda to the Ustinov Studio creative team. She is perfectly suited to continuing and enhancing the work which has made the Ustinov one of the most exciting and inspiring venues in the country over the last five years”.
Panda will be working alongside the resident Ustinov Studio Artistic Director Laurence Boswell to continue the work which has seen the Ustinov Studio become one of the most highly-acclaimed small-scale producing venues in the country. The Theatre Royal Bath’s studio theatre is enjoying an extraordinarily successful period in its history – Kenneth Cranham won the Best Actor Olivier Award 2016 for his exceptional performance in Florian Zeller’s The Father, a production which premiered at the Ustinov Studio in 2014. The production was also nominated for Best Sound Design and Best New Play. Florian Zeller’s The Mother and Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews have also enjoyed London runs and considerable national acclaim after opening at the Ustinov.
The first season which Panda will be producing at the Ustinov is this Autumn’s Season of Plays From North America, including Half Life by John Mighton, directed by Nancy Meckler; and Trouble In Mind, Alice Childress’ backstage comedy drama, starring Tanya Moodie and Joseph Marcell, and directed by Laurence Boswell.