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Sam Longley announced as BGT’s next Artistic Director

Barking Gecko Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Longley as its next Artistic Director. With a career spanning over two decades in the arts industry, Longley brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the position.

Longley is widely recognised for his exceptional talent and commitment to audiences. His passion for theatre and dedication to nurturing emerging talent align perfectly with Barking Gecko Theatre’s mission to create unforgettable experiences for young audiences.

Upon his appointment, Longley expressed, "I am honoured and delighted to join the incredible team at Barking Gecko Theatre. I believe in the transformative power of theatre, especially for young minds, and I am eager to contribute to the company's legacy."

Tony Chong, the Chair of Barking Gecko Theatre, remarked, "We are thrilled to welcome Sam Longley as our new Artistic Director. His vision, expertise, and deep understanding of the importance of theatre for young people make him the perfect leader for our organisation as we continue to inspire and engage audiences across Australia."

CEO Ryan Taaffe added, "Longley’s appointment marks an exciting new chapter for Barking Gecko Theatre. With his leadership, we look forward to furthering our mission of creating imaginative and inclusive theatre experiences that resonate with audiences of all ages."

Barking Gecko Theatre is confident that under Longley's leadership, the company will continue to push boundaries, challenge perceptions, and inspire the next generation of theatre enthusiasts.

Longley will officially commence in the role on Monday 6 May.