Barry Sheppard



I am a graduate of Bristol University’s Drama Department.  My career has been in theatre management and production, notably at the University Theatre Manchester (where I worked alongside what is now the Royal Exchange Theatre Company and founded Contact Theatre) and at the Oxford Playhouse.  During this time I held honorary posts as an advisor with the Arts Council and with the Southern Arts Association, and various committee posts with the Theatrical Management Association (now UK Theatre ), including that of Chairman of its Resident Managers Committee.  I later worked with WSG Productions as Administrative Producer of Whirligig Theatre, their touring children’s theatre arm. For fifteen years (1998-2013) I was Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the Society for Theatre Research, was Acting Chair 2016/17, and am now one of its Vice-Presidents.

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9th July 2020

British Theatre in Colonial America

Barry Sheppard

30th March 2020

The Matcham Directory

Barry Sheppard

25th September 2019

European Historic Theatres Day – 25th October

Barry Sheppard

1st August 2019

Your chance to join the Tiller Girls………….

Barry Sheppard

17th January 2019

Matcham’s Masterpieces on Film

Barry Sheppard