Joel Fisher is to step down as Executive Producer of The Bunker Theatre to concentrate on his role as Creative Producer of The Actors Centre. He will be stepping down at the end of the Spring Season.
Fisher, along with his business partner and Artistic Director Joshua McTaggart, took over a disused underground car park in March 2016 and by October of that year had turned it into a highly successful Off-West End venue. Since opening, The Bunker has seen several critically acclaimed shows through its doors including Skin A Cat, La Ronde, Eyes Closed, Ears Covered and most recently the transfer of Hampstead Theatre’s Ken.
Fisher commented: What a whirlwind! When Josh and I first set out on this venture neither of us could have dreamed of the Bunker being where it is today. It has been a privilege to work with many exciting artists to establish a venue that truly represents the future of theatre. I know that, under Josh’s direction, The Bunker will continue to grow its reputation and its family, and I am fully confident that I am leaving The Bunker in the best of hands. I hope that The Bunker will continue to serve as a reminder to this industry that taking risks, pushing boundaries and telling stories with purpose does pay off and can create a vibrant and exciting culture.
Joel was instrumental in raising the £80,000 necessary to establish the venue and produced three shows on behalf of The Bunker in the first 12 months.
The Bunker continues its mission to empower and embolden the next generation of theatre makers this summer with its Breaking Out season showcasing world premiere work from six emerging theatre companies, with tickets now on sale from The Bunker website.