CHRIS JAEGER, MBE, FRSA
Chris Jaeger is Chief Executive of Worcester Live which runs Huntingdon Concert Hall, the Swan Theatre, the Worcester Festival, the Historic Ghost Walk of Worcester, The Rep. at the Commandery, Shakespeare at the Cathedral, the Worcester Repertory Company and the Swan Theatre School. He is Artistic Director of both the Worcester Repertory Company and the Swan Theatre.
He is a highly-experienced writer, musician, actor and director. He writes and produces the Swan Theatre professional pantomime and directs one of the two yearly Shakespeares produced by Worcester Live. He has written a one-woman show about the music hall star Vesta Tilley, the lyrics of a ‘Worcestershire Song Cycle’ which was premiered at the Three Choirs Festival and a play about Charles Stuart. Also, he has written an ‘energy play’ commissioned by Worcester Bosch and a 50 year history of the Swan Theatre for the 2015 Golden Anniversary – also, a play about King John and Magna Carta commissioned by Worcester Cathedral and two new plays which both premiered at the Swan Theatre in 2016.
He is a senior member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, and adjudicates drama festivals all over Britain. He is the drama advisor to the Royal Navy. He is also a Fellow of the University of Worcester and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2013, he was awarded the MBE for services to the Arts.
Chris lives in Worcester and is married with one cat.