About this event

  • Date and time Wed 28 Apr 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:05pm
  • Location Online

Register here to join our In Conversation Live with Dr Harry Brunjes and Nica Burns

Dr Harry Brunjes, Chair of the English National Opera and The London Coliseum, and Nica Burns, Chief Executive of Nimax Theatres, will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely, RSM immediate Past-President, for a discussion about the unprecedented event of closing all theatres in the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the past, present and future of live theatre (from both the private and publicly funded perspectives).

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Always entrepreneurial, Nica has been an independent producer throughout her career, winning many awards and producing over 100 shows. As the Chief Executive of Nimax Theatres, which she founded in 2005 with her business partner Max Weitzenhoffer, she is the only female West End theatre group owner and co-owns the Palace, Lyric, Apollo, Garrick, Vaudeville and Duchess theatres. She is currently building a new theatre with a flexible auditorium, restaurant and bar at the top of Charing Cross Road with Derwent London Ltd.

Harry qualified in medicine at Guy’s Hospital.  He started the Premier Medical Group from his Harley Street practice which was sold to Capita in 2010.  In 2016 the company was reacquired and rebranded as Kuro Health with Harry as Chairman. Harry’s other lifelong interests are music and theatre. For several years he played the piano professionally, including television and theatre, which subsequently led on to after-dinner speaking. He is a regular writer, broadcaster, and lecturer. In recent years he has performed ‘Dial Medicine for Murder’ at the Edinburgh Festival followed by a nationwide tour.  Harry was Chair of Lancing College between 2009 - 2019.

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*There may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this webinar, subject to Harry and Nica’s work requirements.


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The In Conversation Live webinar series will continue our much loved In Conversation events, giving you the opportunity to get first-hand insights into the lives and thoughts of high profile individuals, bringing an intimate, relaxed and entertaining perspective into your living room.    

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