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Imogen Perrin (née Kinchin)

Imogen Kinchin_photo by Kaasam Aziz

Image credit: Kaasam Aziz

March 2024

Imogen was born in Plymouth in 1979. She attended Notre Dame and Plymstock Schools.

Imogen’s love for theatre developed at a young age joining drama and dance lessons from the age of eight. Her grandfather, Alec Lozynski, whom she adored, was Head Cutter in the Wardrobe department at Theatre Royal Plymouth where he worked for over twenty years. Widely considered as one of the UK’s best cutters, Alec would often sit Imogen and her sister Camilla in the wings of the theatre where their shared love for the performing arts continued to grow.

During the 1990s, Imogen was a proud member of the Theatre Royal Plymouth Youth Music Theatre where she appeared in many productions, but most notably Oh What A Lovely War in 1996.

Following an English Literature degree in Cardiff, Imogen returned to Plymouth in 2002 to start her career in the Education department at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in addition to freelance contracts in the Learning team at the National Theatre.

Imogen moved to London in 2004 to take up a post at East London’s Half Moon Young People’s Theatre. From producing children’s theatre across the capital, Imogen moved to Act Productions in 2006 where she worked as Assistant Producer on many productions including Edward Scissorhands and Boeing, Boeing.

Imogen moved to the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in 2008 to be Line Producer on the Broadway transfer of Spring Awakening. She remained at the Lyric Hammersmith until 2017 working as Sean Holmes’ Senior Producer on all Lyric productions, tours and transfers.

Imogen was most latterly Executive Director of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, overseeing significant growth of the company and leading the dance sector through its COVID response.

Ever one to give back, Imogen joined Theatre Royal Plymouth Board of Trustees in February 2020; a role she relished.

Imogen was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bowel Cancer in March 2022. Following her diagnosis, Imogen inspired all who knew her with her resilience and determination to live fully, and with joy, during her treatment.

She is survived by her husband, George; their three children, Arthur, Orson and Audrey; her mother, Barbara, her father, Christopher and her sister Camilla as well as the many friends and colleagues who adored her as much as she adored them.

Imogen Perrin (née Kinchin). Born, 22 September 1979. Died, 27 March 2024.

Bronwen Lacey, Vice Chair of TRP, on behalf of the entire Board of Trustees said today:

“Imogen was an exceptional trustee. Her support to the charity during the global pandemic; her contribution to the organisation securing Cultural Recovery Funds and navigating the Black Lives Matter Movement are just some of the ways that Imogen helped steer the organisation. Her love for her home city of Plymouth and her significant industry knowledge made her an invaluable trustee. We will miss her, and we are holding George, the children and all who knew her in our thoughts.”

James Mackenzie-Blackman, CEO and Executive Producer said today:

“Imogen loved TRP. She was passionate about all we stood for, all we had achieved and all the organisation had given her but she was also ambitious and courageous about all TRP could be in the future. As we continue to develop our plans for the next chapter in TRP’s life we do so holding firmly to Imogen’s ambition and courage. Her smile, her laughter and her expertise will live on – on our stages, in our offices and in our communities.”