Music & Lyrics
Born Israel Beilin in a Russian Jewish shtetl in 1888, he died as Irving Berlin in his adopted hometown of New York City in 1989. Songwriter, performer, theatre owner, music publisher and soldier, he wrote scores to more than a dozen Broadway musicals (including Annie Get Your Gun and White Christmas) and dozens of Hollywood movie musicals.
His more than 1,200 songs include White Christmas, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Easter Parade, Always, Blue Skies, Cheek to Cheek, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Alexander’s Ragtime Band and God Bless America. Irving Berlin’s love for, and generosity to, the USA is legendary, exemplified by his establishing The God Bless America Fund, which receives all income from his patriotic songs and distributes it to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Numerous awards and accolades include an Academy Award for White Christmas, a Congressional Gold Medal, a special Tony Award and commemoration on a U.S. postage stamp.
UK productions in recent years include Top Hat (West End and Tour, Olivier Award Winner, Best Musical 2013), and Annie Get Your Gun (UK tour, 2014; Sheffield Crucible, 2016).
David was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play for his play Venus In Fur, which has been produced all over the country and the world, and was recently turned into a film by Roman Polanski. He is otherwise perhaps best known for his evenings of one-act comedies All In The Timing and Time Flies.
Other plays include New Jerusalem: The Interrogation Of Baruch De Spinoza; The Liar (adapted from Corneille); The School For Lies (adapted from Molière); The Metromaniacs (adapted from Alexis Piron); Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); Ancient History, and Polish Joke. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and lives in New York City.
Paul is Executive Producer Emeritus of the St. Louis Muny, which at 11,350 seats is America’s largest theatre. At The Muny, where Irving Berlin’s White Christmas began in Summer 2000, Mr. Blake produced over 150 productions, which starred such legends as Phyllis Diller, Howard Keel, and the Radio City Rockettes.
His new musical Roman Holiday, with a score by Cole Porter, had its American premiere at The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis where it played to capacity, and it played at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco in 2017.
Currently on Broadway, Mr Blake is the proud producer of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical which ran in the West End at the Aldwych Theatre.
Director of original stage production
Nikolai Foster is Artistic Director of Curve. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, grew up in North Yorkshire and trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield.
At Curve Nikolai has directed the world première productions of Riaz Khan’s Memoirs of An Asian Football Casual (adapted by Dougal Irvine) (nominated for Best Regional Production at the WhatsOnStage Awards) & Douglas Day Stewart’s An Officer and a Gentleman; Leslie Bricusse’s Scrooge; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard (& UK tour) Winner Best Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards and Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards; Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (with Theatre Royal Bath), Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s Grease (& Dubai World Trade Centre); Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (with Birmingham Rep); Spring Awakening (with National Youth Music Theatre); Legally Blonde (Opera Garnier, Monaco & Daegu Opera Festival, South Korea – Winner Best Musical – Daegu International Musical Festival Awards); Truman Capote’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s (& Haymarket Theatre, London & UK tour); Roald Dahl’s The Witches (with Rose Theatre Kingston, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds & UK tour); Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire; Shakespeare’s Richard III; Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good and a performance to celebrate the reveal of the tomb of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral and Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing (Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour).
Nikolai has also served as an Associate Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, where he directed Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Orwell’s Animal Farm, Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (adapted by Bryony Lavery & Jason Carr), Louise Page’s Salonika and Amanda Whittington’s Bollywood Jane. He trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield (supported by the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme), where he staged A Chorus Line, Sondheim’s Assassins and Shaffer’s Amadeus. UK tour productions have included: Tanika Gupta’s Great Expectations, Calamity Jane and Coward’s A Song at Twilight.
His critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical Annie recently completed runs at the Piccadilly Theatre, London and at the Mirvish Theatre, Toronto.
Ian was Artistic and Managing Director of The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park from 1987 until 2007. For Regent’s Park he directed Babes In Arms; The Fantasticks; Lady Be Good; The Card; Kiss Me Kate; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; Oh, What A Lovely War; H.M.S. Pinafore; (all nominated for Olivier Awards), The Pirates Of Penzance (Olivier nomination for best director 2000), Much Ado About Nothing; Androcles and the Lion; Look Here Old Son; The Two Gentlemen Of Verona; Twelfth Night; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Connecticut Yankee; The Comedy Of Errors; Paint Your Wagon; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; The Music Man; Where’s Charley?; Camelot and The Boyfriend.
His other directing credits include: The Secret Garden (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Yeoman Of The Guard (Savoy Theatre); Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall); High Society (Shaftesbury Theatre and national tour); The Pirates Of Penzance (West Yorkshire Playhouse and national tour); Anything Goes (national tour); Kiss Me Kate (Brisbane Festival); Lend Me A Tenor The Musical (Gielgud Theatre); Noises Off (Birmingham Rep); Doctor In The House (National tour); The Invisible Man and Charley’s Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory); Love Letters (Dubai Festival); Third Finger Left Hand (Trafalgar Studios); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Old Globe, San Diego); Million Dollar Quartet (National Tour); Eugenius! (The Other Palace); Once Seen On Blue Peter – Makes, Bakes & Outtakes (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh); Perfect Murder, Dead Simple, Not Dead Enough, The House on Cold Hill (UK Tours); The Dame (Park Theatre & UK Tour); The Mousetrap (St. Martins Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet (UK Tour); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour); Shirley Valentine (Cheltenham); Scaramouche Jones (Ginger Quiff Media) and many overseas tours and pantomimes.
Ian was awarded the O.B.E. in 2007 for his work at The Open Air Theatre.
Olivier Awards winner – Mary Poppins, Co-Choreographer with Sir Matthew Bourne received LA Drama Critics Circle Award, Helpmann Award and a nomination for a Tony and a Drama Desk Award. Also Hello, Dolly! at Regent’s Park.
Olivier Nominations include: Gypsy; Kiss Me, Kate; Crazy for You; Sweet Charity; Sinatra; Singin’ In The Rain and Soul Train.
Theatre credits include: Funny Girl and Guys and Dolls, as Director/ Choreographer (Marigny Theatre); Guys and Dolls Concert, as Director/Choreographer (Royal Albert Hall); Chess (ENO); Sunset Boulevard (ENO and Broadway); On the Town (ENO and Théâtre du Châtelet); 42nd Street as Director/Choreographer (Théâtre du Châtelet); Singin’ In The Rain (Grand Palais); Top Hat, as Director/Choreographer and Thoroughly Modern Millie, as Director/Choreographer (Kilworth House); City of Angels, The Vote and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar); White Christmas (Dominion Theatre and Curve, Leicester); Scrooge (Curve, Leicester); Mack and Mabel, The Pajama Game, She Loves Me, Director/Choreographer, Amadeus, Music Man, Funny Girl, How to Succeed In Business, Putting it Together and The Grapes of Wrath (Chichester Festival Theatre); Guys and Dolls, Dreamgirls and Ragtime (Milwaukee Rep) and Die Fledermaus and The Little Mermaid (Broadway).
Other Theatre credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Director/Choreographer); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Gigi, Stephen Ward; Betty Blue Eye; Shoes (Director/Choreographer); Me and My Girl; Anything Goes and Acorn Antiques The Musical.
Neil trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
As Musical Director, theatre includes: White Christmas (Dominion Theatre, London); Grease (UK & ROI tour); White Christmas (Curve, Leicester); Guys & Dolls (Kilworth House); Scrooge The Musical (Curve, Leicester); A Little Night Music (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Grease (World Trade Centre, Dubai); Grease (Curve, Leicester); The World Goes Round (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); The Great Jewish American Songbook (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) – OFFIE Nominated, ‘Best Musical Director’; The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Birmingham REP); Love Birds, (Pleasance, Edinburgh); Cougar The Musical (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre – Asst. MD); Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal, Winchester); Spend, Spend, Spend (Bridewell Theatre); Liza Liza Liza (Yvonne Arnaud & Theatre Royal Windsor), The Wind In The Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Some Like it Hotter (Watermill Theatre & Touring); Copacabana (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Lunch with Marlene & Noel (New End Theatre & Tour) and Dracula (White Bear, London). Dep. Keys on Chicago (Cambridge Theatre) and Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre).
Neil has also performed extensively as a solo classical pianist and accompanist at venues in London such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. James’s Piccadilly and St. Martin in the Fields. He has toured SE Asia, the Philippines and Hong Kong, and given recitals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paris, Nice, Barcelona, Rome and Hamburg.
He has also worked as MD, vocal and repertoire coach at many leading drama schools, including LSMT, ArtsEd, Guildford School of Acting, Mountview, London Studio Centre, Birmingham School of Acting & Oxford School of Drama.
Credits include: White Christmas (Dominion London); Hairspray (national tour); Quartet and The Birthday Party (national tours), Shirley Valentine, Aladdin and Cinderella (The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham); Yes, Prime Minister, Jeeves and Wooster and Club Tropicana (national tours); and Bells are Ringing (London.) He has cast and directed The Vagina Monologues in numerous touring productions.
Jonathan has been involved in the creation of many touring shows including: The King’s Speech, Single Spies, Hairspray, The Winslow Boy, Bette and Joan, Million Dollar Quartet and most recently Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Jonathan is the director of casting and touring productions for Mark Goucher Productions.
Theatre credits include: The Good Life (Theatre Royal Bath); NHS The Musical (Theatre Royal Plymouth); West Side Story (Leicester Curve); The Man In The White Suit (Wyndhams); Valued Friends (Rose Theatre Kingston); An Officer And A Gentleman (Curve, Leicester & UK Tour); The Winslow Boy (Birmingham Rep & UK Tour); The Best Man (Playhouse Theatre, West End & UK Tour); Scrooge The Musical; What The Butler Saw; A Streetcar Named Desire (Curve, Leicester); The Dresser (Duke of York’s); The Ladykillers (Gielgud Theatre; Olivier Award nomination for Best Designer); The Jolly Christmas Postman (Oxford Playhouse); All My Sons (Rose Theatre Kingston & Hong Kong); Ballyturk; The Lonesome West (Tron Theatre); Two Way Mirror (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); Lawrence After Arabia; Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme; Clever Dick; Out in the Open; Keepers; The Awakening; My Boy Jack (Hampstead Theatre); The Crucible; Waiting For Godot; Faith Healer; A View From The Bridge; The Price; The Cherry Orchard; The Man Who Had All The Luck; All My Sons; Les Liaisons Dangereuse; Death Of A Salesman (Edinburgh Lyceum); Ben Hur; The Shadow of a Gunman; John Bull’s Other Island (Tricycle); The Heresy of Love; Doctor Scroggy’s War; Blue Stockings; Anne Boleyn; All’s Well That Ends Well; The Winter’s Tale; In Extremis/Eternal Love (Shakespeare’s Globe & UK Tours); A Christmas Carol (Northampton Royal Theatre and Corby Cube); After Electra (Plymouth Theatre Royal, Tricycle); Silver Lining; The Clean House; Dead Simple; Chin Chin (UK Tours); A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath); Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK Tour); The Misanthrope (Liverpool Playhouse & ETT Tour); Amphibians (RSC); Mountain Language (written and directed by Harold Pinter, National Theatre); Rafts and Dreams (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs); Nova Scotia; The Road to Nirvana (Traverse); Darwin In Malibu (Birmingham Rep); Winding the Ball (Royal Exchange); Private Lives; Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath & Tour) and Vita and Virginia (Altes Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart).
He won the Drama Magazine Best Designer Award for Tony Marchant’s The Attractions. For The Ladykillers, he has received nominations for Best Set Design at the Olivier Awards and the Whatsonstage.com Awards 2012/2013.
Michael trained as a designer at RADA.
Diego was born in Valencia (Spain) where he trained as an Architect.
In 1992 he moved to Paris (France) to complete a four-year course in Interior Design at the prestigious E.S.A.G. school of Design. For his final diploma he was declared first of his promotion and obtained an Excellency award for his Thesis in Theatre Design.
While in Paris he collaborated with the prestigious American designer Hilton McConnico. Amongst other projects Diego contributed to the design of an exhibition celebrating the ‘Carre’ Hermes at the Suntory Museum in Osaka (Japan).
1999 saw Diego relocating to London to study at the Slade School of Art where he successfully completed his MA in Theatre Design. In 2001 he was selected for the Linbury Prize and his design, for Katya Kabanova for the Welsh National Opera, placed him amongst the finalists.
Since then Diego has developed a career as an International Theatre Designer, collaborating with renowned Directors and Companies. His work has appeared in theatres across the UK, Europe and the Caribbean. Some of his recent successes include The Addams Family, Sunset Boulevard in London’s West End and Spend, Spend, Spend which won a TMA award for Best Musical in 2009, the 2011 European tour of The Who’s Tommy, the 2013 UK and Ireland tour of Fiddler on the Roof starring Paul Michael Glaser and the 2014 UK touring production of Fame.
Theatre credits include: SIX the Musical (& Broadway/UK Tour); Bedknobs & Broomsticks the Musical, Curtains, On Your Feet!, Magic Goes Wrong (West End); Sunset Boulevard (Alexandra Palace Theatre); Fairview (Young Vic); A Very Expensive Poison (Old Vic); Copacabana (UK Tour) and The Way Back Home (English National Opera).
As a Wig Maker
Film/TV Credits include: Bridgerton, Indiana Jones, Marvel, James Bond, Spencer, The Little Mermaid, Venom 2, Cruella, Death on the Nile, The Rook, Cursed, Small Axe, Liar and The Last Kingdom.
Stephen Brooker is Executive Musical Supervisor for Cameron Mackintosh worldwide. He was musical director and conductor for Universal Pictures’ film of Les Misérables.
Musical Supervision includes: The Show Must Go On (Palace Theatre 2021); Sister Act (2022); Something Rotten (2022); Les Misérables (Worldwide); White Christmas, Mary Poppins (Worldwide); Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, Sunset Boulevard, The Woman in White, Half A Sixpence, Les Misérables O2 Concert, The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Performance (DVD); Betty Blue Eyes, Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert, OLIVER!, My Fair Lady, Cats, Hair, Carmen Jones, The Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Fame, Saturday Night Fever, Barnum, Peter Pan and Chess.
Musical Direction includes: The Woman in White, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, The Show Must Go On, Lautrec, Betty Blue Eyes, Cats, Shall We Dance, Hair, Fame, The Secret Garden, Chess, Carmen Jones, Saturday Night Fever and South Pacific.
Stephen has conducted the Classical Brit Awards and was composer and conductor for the original production of Burn the Floor. For the Imagination group, he has written, produced and conducted music for: Jaguar/Range Rover, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Ford Motors, Toyota Cars, Volvo Cars, Sony Eriksson, BMW, British Airways, Holiday Inn and Canon. Orchestral conducting includes: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Hamburg Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, London and Manchester Concert Orchestras and the Ukraine Opera and Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the Royal Choral Society in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. Recordings include Disney Film Classics and Crazy for Gershwin (BBC Concert Orchestra), the studio recording of Hair, cast recordings of The Secret Garden, The Woman in White and South Pacific. He was orchestrator and conductor for Walt Disney’s award-winning Animator’s Palette and Cinderellabration (Disneyland Tokyo).
He produced the ‘live’ recording of OLIVER! Starring Rowan Atkinson, the 25th Anniversary recording of Les Misérables and the Dutch and Australian recordings of Mary Poppins. Stephen conducted the Oscars – The 85th Academy Awards and is an Australian Helpmann Award winner for Mary Poppins.
Mark has over 30 years’ experience as a Lighting Designer and has designed extensively for all the major theatre, dance and opera companies in the UK and has lit over 70 West End and over 25 Broadway productions.
Mark was the recipient of the 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Lighting Design, in 2006 won a Tony Award for The History Boys on Broadway and in 2013 won the WhatOnStage lighting design award for Sweeney Todd.
Mark won a Welsh BAFTA in 2000 for his work on the televised opening of the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
A selection of work in the West End includes: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Iceman Cometh, The History Boys, Enron, One Man Two Guvnors, The Bodyguard, The Sound of Music, Grease, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Funny Girl, Girl From the North Country. Peter Gynt, Sweet Charity and Light at the Piazza.
Tom Marshall has worked in sound for the past twenty-five years.
Sound Design credits include: Amelie (London Criterion); Sister Act (UK Tour 2022); A Christmas Carol (Watermill Theatre); Hairspray (Pimlico Opera); The Boy In The Dress (RSC); Curtains (London Wyndham’s Theatre & UK Tour); White Christmas (London Dominion & UK Tour); Amelie (Watermill Theatre, The Other Palace, London & UK Tour); West Side Story (Curve), Grease (UK Tour); My Beautiful Laundrette (Curve); The Color Purple (Curve & Birmingham Hippodrome); Moll Flanders (Mercury Theatre); Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera); An Officer And A Gentleman (UK Tour); The Jungle Book (UK tour); Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour); Project Polunin (Sadlers Wells & London Coliseum); Crazy for You (UK Tour); Nativity! (UK Tour); Flashdance (UK tour); A Little Night Music (Watermill Theatre); Working (Southwark Playhouse); Brass (Hackney Empire); Bugsy Malone (Curve); Crazy for You (Watermill Theatre); Oliver! (Grange Park Opera); Legally Blonde (Curve); Tell Me on a Sunday (UK Tour); The Silver Sword (UK Tour); Sweet Charity (Curve); Oliver! (Watermill Theatre); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (London Savoy & UK Tour); Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre, London); The Hired Man (St. James Theatre); West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, Manchester); My Favourite Year (Bridewell Theatre); The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre); Pushing up Poppies (Theatre 503) and Legally Blonde, The Life, Crazy For You, Cry Baby and Newsies (Arts Educational School, London).
Sound Recording & Mixing Credits: The Color Purple and Sunset Boulevard for Curve ‘At Home’ season, L’heure Espagnole, Owen Wingrave, A Feast in The Time of Plague for Grange Park Opera. The Found Season and the Interim Season for Grange Park Opera
Tom has acted as an associate sound designer on over thirty shows in the UK and internationally, including The Bodyguard, Warhorse & Gypsy to name a few. Prior to this he worked as No.1 (Head of Sound), opening and mixing numerous large West End shows over the past two decades.
As a freelance mix engineer Tom has had the privilege of working on countless events, such as the 2012 Olympic stadium athletics and touring with many artists including; PJ Harvey, The Coral, The Bees, The Lightning Seeds, Elaine Paige, Lewis Taylor and Martina-Topley-Bird.
Associate Choreographer and Resident Director
Associate Sound Designer
Recent Associate Sound Design credits include: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (UK Tour); West Side Story (Leicester Curve); White Christmas (Dominion); Apollo 11 (US Tour); Into The Woods (Manchester Royal Exchange); Ghost (Worldwide); Dirty Dancing (Worldwide); Viva Forever! (Piccadilly); Dowsing Sound Collective (Ely Cathedral) and Flashdance (Shaftesbury).
Previous sound designs include UK touring productions, The Royal Court, Tricycle, Gate, and Piccadilly theatres in London.
Residencies include the National Theatre and Royal Court Theatres.
Simon has been head of sound in London’s West End for numerous productions. Musicals include: Maria Friedman Rearranged (Donmar & Whitehall); Doctor Dolittle (Hammersmith Apollo); Beauty and the Beast (Dominion); Spend Spend Spend (Piccadilly); Singin’ in the Rain (NT); Les Miserables (Palace & Queens); Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales) and Dirty Dancing (Aldwych).
Vocal and Dance Arrangements
New Musical Arrangement
Jamie, born and raised in London, set up Jamie Wilson Productions in 2008. Now 33, Jamie has produced or co-produced over 75 productions in London, on Broadway, and on tour throughout the UK and internationally.
For three years running, The Stage newspaper listed Jamie among the top 100 most influential people and partnerships in the theatre industry.
London productions in 2019 included: On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Nativity! The Musical.
In 2022, Jamie is co-producing a highly anticipated, new version of Sister Act The Musical with Whoopi Goldberg, which will open in London before embarking on a three year international tour.
Working alongside the Tony Award winning producer, Kevin McCollum, Jamie is co-producing Mrs Doubtfire The Musical (currently on Broadway), and developing musical adaptations of The Devil Wears Prada, The Notebook and Night at the Museum.
In summer 2021, as part of the reopening of theatres around the UK, Jamie relaunched The Watermill’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s Tell Me on a Sunday, starring Jodie Prenger.
Nativity! The Musical will also return for its fourth year in 2022, playing the Birmingham Rep Theatre, while the critically acclaimed production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will tour the UK in 2021 and 2022.
Jamie is also co-producing the North American tour of the musical An Officer and a Gentleman, launching in Las Vegas this fall, and in 2022 will produce the European Premiere of Something Rotten!
Jamie is a proud member of SOLT, the UK Theatre Association, the League of Independent Producers and is also a trustee of ‘Stage One’, supporting new producers.
Jamie Wilson Productions management arm provides a wide range of services to the industry including market research and consultancy, general management, tour and logistics planning and a full accountancy service.
As well as running Mark Goucher Productions Ltd. from Covent Garden, Mark is also the CEO of The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. He produced his first show in 1987 on the Edinburgh Fringe and in the West End In 1991.
West End productions include: The Man in the White Suit at Wyndham’s Theatre, White Christmas at The Dominion Theatre, The Messiah at The Other Palace, The Height of the Storm at Wyndham’s Theatre, Slava’s Snowshow at the Royal Festival Hall; The Miser at the Garrick Theatre, The Dresser at the Duke Of York’s Theatre; Million Dollar Quartet at The Royal Festival Hall; Taken At Midnight at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; Jeeves and Wooster at the Duke Of York’s Theatre; A Chorus Line at the London Palladium; Crazy for You at the Novello Theatre; Yes, Prime Minister at the Gielgud, the Apollo and Trafalgar Studios; Shout! – the Musical at the Arts Theatre; Dickens Unplugged at the Comedy Theatre; Whipping It Up at the New Ambassadors, starring Richard Wilson; Footloose – the Musical at the Novello Theatre; High Society at the Shaftesbury Theatre; The Vagina Monologues at the Wyndham’s Theatre, the Arts and the New Ambassadors; Amajuba at the Criterion Theatre; The Anniversary starring Sheila Hancock, at the Garrick Theatre; The Reduced Shakespeare Company – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), The Bible – the Complete Word of God (abridged), The Complete History of America (abridged), all at the Criterion Theatre, where they ran for 10 years; Fame – the Musical at the Victoria Palace, the Cambridge and Aldwych theatres; Elaine Stritch at Liberty at The Old Vic; Rent – the Musical at the Prince of Wales Theatre; The Snowman at the Peacock; Jackie Clune and Graham Norton at the Arts Theatre; Steven Berkoff at the Garrick Theatre; Shopping and F***ing at the Gielgud and Queens Theatre, Trainspotting at the Queen’s and Whitehall theatres; Issey Ogata at the Lyric Theatre; Fever Pitch at the Arts Theatre; Dolly West’s Kitchen at The Old Vic, Kit and the Widow at the Vaudeville; Frantic Assembly at the Ambassadors; Holy Mothers and Last Dance at Dum Dum at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Touring Productions include: Hairspray, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Million Dollar Quartet, Club Tropicana the Musical, The Messiah, The Height of the Storm, Let It Be, Quartet, The Winslow Boy, Single Spies, The King’s Speech, Oh What A Lovely War, Pygmalion, Jeeves and Wooster, Yes, Prime Minister, Slava Snowshow, Bette and Joan, Jus’ Like That, The Wedding Singer – The Musical, Shout! – The Musical, The Vagina Monologues, Stones in His Pockets, High Society, Fame – The Musical, Footloose and as general managers for Stop Messing About national tour.
Gavin Kalin Productions is an award-winning theatrical production company that specialise in producing theatre in the West End, on Broadway and internationally.
Recent West End credits include Cyrano, Betrayal, 9 to 5 The Musical, Pretty Woman The Musical, Come From Away, Pinter at the Pinter, Sweat, King Lear, Oslo and The Ferryman. UK Tour credits include Shrek The Musical, An Officer and Gentleman The Musical and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Recent Broadway credits include Betrayal, Sea Wall/ A Life, Hadestown and The Ferryman.
Over the past five years, Gavin Kalin Productions has been involved in over two hundred productions across the globe.
Gavin is also the founder of Totally Theatre Productions Ltd, a TV/Video production company that specialize in producing Broadcast and online content for theatre and live entertainment. Clients are worldwide with many in the West End and on Broadway.
Kevin McCollum received the Tony Award for Best Musical for Rent (1996), Avenue Q (2004) and In the Heights (2008).
Current: SIX (Broadway); Mrs. Doubtfire(Broadway); Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong (Off-Broadway and U.S. tour).
Credits: Motown: The Musical (Broadway, West End, U.K. and U.S. tours); The Drowsy Chaperone (Broadway, U.K.); Something Rotten! (Broadway, U.S. Tour); Hand to God (Broadway, West End); Mike Birbiglia’s The New One (Broadway, U.S. tour); Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme; [title of show] (Broadway); and the 2009 revival of West Side Story (Broadway, tour). Upcoming: The Devil Wears Prada, The Notebook and the West Side Story film directed by Steven Spielberg.
Over 750,000 people annually engage with Curve through performances and projects at our home in Leicester, across the UK and internationally. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Curve has developed a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera. All of this presented alongside a dynamic mix of community engagement, artist development and learning programmes, which firmly places audiences, artists and communities at the heart of everything we do. In August 2021, Curve presented Curve on the Square in association with Leicester City Council, BID Leicester and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), sharing free live outdoor performances and activities with communities to celebrate the reopening of the city.
In 2019, three Curve originated productions played in London’s West End; On Your Feet! (London Coliseum); Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical (The Ambassadors Theatre) and White Christmas (Dominion Theatre).
Recent Made at Curve productions include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (co-produced with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and English Touring Theatre, supported by grant funding from the Royal Theatrical Support Trust), The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, acclaimed streamed productions of The Color Purple – at Home and Sunset Boulevard – at Home (“A game changer”, The Telegraph), Giles Andreae and Guy Parker Rees’ Giraffes Can’t Dance, West Side Story, Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette (co-produced with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse), John Osborne’s The Entertainer (co-produced with Anthology Theatre and Simon Friend), A Curve Young Company and Community production of Bollywood Jane, a new UK tour of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s Grease, Alice Walker’s Tony award-winning musical The Color Purple (co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome), Winner – Best Regional Production at the WhatsOnStage Awards, Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s On Your Feet!, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat (& UK tour) the world-premiere of Dougal Irvine’s adaptation of Riaz Khan’s Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, the Curve Young Company and Community production of Joseph Stein’s Fiddler on the Roof, the world première production of An Officer and a Gentleman (& on national tour), Leslie Bricusse’s Scrooge, the world première of Amana Fontanella Khan’s Pink Sari Revolution, adapted by Purva Naresh (with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, English Touring Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds); a major revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard (& UK tour), Winner – Best Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards and Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards; the world premiere of Ravi Shankar’s opera Sukanya (co-produced with the Royal Opera House & London Philharmonic Orchestra) and the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (with Theatre Royal Bath).
Curve is supported by Arts Council England and Leicester City Council.