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Nottingham theatre boss gets MBE at Queen's Jubilee birthday honors

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Stephanie Sirr is one of the highest-profile figures in the Nottingham creative arts scene. She has been recognized for her work in the Queen's birthday honors.

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Stephanie is currently serving as the chief executive of Nottingham Playhouse and Joint President of UK Theatre. She has been appointed MBE for services to the arts.

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At the time of Covid-19, she worked as a vocal advocate for the importance of regional theatre in the UK. She said she was fortunate enough to work with "some really brilliant people".

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She is working with and contributing to the development of the Nottingham Playhouse since 2001 and she is working as the President of UK Theatre since the year 2021.

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Before this, she used to run Blackpool Grand Theatre for five years and the Merlin Theatre for two. She also worked as an actress for five years and a stage manager for two.

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She said, "I am really honored to receive an MBE. "It underlines how fortunate I have been to work alongside some really brilliant people over many years."

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Adam Penford, the artistic director of the Playhouse, said: "Stephanie's contribution to Nottingham Playhouse and the arts and cultural sector over the years has been immense."

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"A keen champion of diversity and young people, in particular, she has had a big impact on increasing opportunities and ensuring the industry is a more representative place."

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"She steered the ship through the pandemic with dedication and fortitude," he added. In the words of Adam it was quite clear that why Stephanie deserved this honor.