Remembering Helen Pringle 1966 - 2017

By Charlotte Jones

The Independent Theatre sector lost a much valued colleague last week. Helen Pringle, Head of Finance and Senior Producer with Clean Break, very sadly died on 14th May following a long period of living with cancer. Helen worked with a number of ITC companies engaged in social inclusion including Half Moon, Trestle, Theatre Centre, Spare Tyre and Theatre Venture. She trained in Technical Theatre at Rose Bruford College and worked as a stage, production and general manager before joining Clean Break in 2001. At Clean Break Helen’s finance, management and producing skills sustained and supported the company.


"Helen was much admired and much loved, and is dearly missed by the Clean Break team and the family of women theatre artists in and around the company. She dedicated so much of her working life to Clean Break and was actively involved right up to a few weeks ago. She leaves a great legacy and strong memories of her passion for making theatre and for making a difference to the lives of women affected by the criminal justice system."
Lucy Perman, Executive Director of Clean Break


Helen will be known to many ITC members for her active participation at events, her dedication to the sector, her generosity, integrity and enthusiasm. We pay tribute to Helen’s great contribution to theatre and send our sympathy to Clean Break for the loss of their excellent team member.