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Natalie Ibu


Natalie Ibu trained at the Royal Court, Hampstead, Citizens Theatre and New Perspectives.


For the National Theatre: Underdog: The Other Other Brontë (also Northern Stage)

Other theatre includes: Protest, The White Card and Road for Northern Stage; and i know all the secrets in my world, bricks and pieces and good dog for tiata fahodzi


The White Card – UK Theatre Awards nomination for Best Director


Natalie Ibu is Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive of Northern Stage.

Between 2014 and 2020, Natalie Ibu was Artistic Director and CEO of tiata fahodzi, the only Black-led theatre company in the UK with a sole focus on new work. She was also the Creative Producer for In Good Company, launching the regional artist development programme in the East Midlands for Derby Theatre, Embrace Arts Leicester and Create Mansfield; Programme Manager at the Roundhouse; Creative Producer for Only Connect; and Associate Director for High Tide Festival Productions.


(Published March 2024.)