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Theatre director stands down
Mici Plwm
Mici Plwm intends to start a new business on his return from Greece
A former Welsh language TV star has resigned as director of a Gwynedd theatre.

Mici Plwm, who starred in the TV children's show Teliffant in the 1970s and 1980s has stepped down as director of Theatr Ardudwy in Harlech.

News of his resignation after two years at the helm comes a week before the official opening of a new lift for disabled theatre goers at the complex.

It was Mici Plwm's persistence that led to the 360,000 project to build the new disabled access coming to fruition.

It's a pity he has decided to leave because he brought a new ideas to the post of director
Gretta Cartwright

Mr Plwm, who is on holiday on a Greek island, told BBC Wales that he had resigned because, after two years, he had decided it was time for a change.

He said that when he returns to north Wales he intends to start a new business although he would not reveal what that business would be.

Gretta Cartwright, chair of the committee set up to raise money towards paying for the new disabled facility, paid tribute to Mr Plwm's role as director of Theatr Ardudwy.

"It's a pity he has decided to leave because he brought a new ideas to the post of director," she said.

"He set up a lot of new initiatives including workshops for youngsters and he will be missed."

Local people raised 100,000 towards the new facility which will enable disabled people to access the second floor theatre by lift in future.

The official opening will take place at 1800GMT on 9 January.

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