THE FOUNDER and executive chair of theatre operator Parkwood Group, Tony Hewitt, has died at the age of 68.
Hewitt died on New Year’s Eve after being admitted to hospital.
Through its Parkwood Theatre division, the company operates venues including The Hawth (cap. 862) in Crawley, Weston Super Mare’s Playhouse (664) and Barnstaple’s Queen’s Theatre (680).
“Tony was enthusiastic and passionate, with boundless energy, and he will be remembered as both a charismatic business leader and a loving family man,” says Parkwood in a statement. “We thank him for the invaluable contribution he made to the leisure industry over the past 20 years.”
Hewitt is survived by his wife Patricia and three children, Daniel, Amy and Lara.