Stage Door Johnny talks to Fiona Gasper MBE about Manchester International Festival

Fiona Gasper MBE is about to assume the role of Executive Director of the Manchester International Festival. Fiona has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Arts Administration, most recently at The Royal Exchange, Manchester, as the Executive Director, and before that with Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture 2008.  John Bowles visited Fiona at The Royal Exchange.

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John Bowles
John Bowles, having started his career on Australian variety television at the age of ten, had notched up 300 hours of live national TV by the age of sixteen. As an adult he has gone on to star in many theatrical productions such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Cats’. He has produced, directed and written for television but admits his favourite role is as presenter, and he relishes the opportunity to talk to interesting show business people and tell their stories.