Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. He is currently working on a stage version of the movie “School of Rock” which will begin previews at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre in November this year.
As theatre producer he has presented not only his own shows but others including the Olivier award-winning “La Bete” and “Daisy Pulls It Off”.
As composer he has received many awards including seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, two International Emmys, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass which contains one of his best known compositions, Pie Jesu.
He owns six London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium.
He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created an honorary member of the House of Lords in 1997.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music.
Don Black received two Tony Awards for best book and lyrics of a musical for his work (with Christopher Hampton) on Sunset Boulevard, which marked his third collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber. They first joined forces to write the song cycle Tell Me On A Sunday which developed to form the basis of the stage show Song and Dance. They were reunited again for Aspects of Love.
He also wrote the lyrics for the Andrew Lloyd Webber produced Bombay Dreams. Awards include an Oscar for his song Born Free, five Academy Award nominations, two Tony Awards and three Tony nominations, six Ivor Novello Awards, a Golden Globe and many platinum and gold discs. He has written a quintet of James Bond theme songs: Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun, Surrender from Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough. Among his many popular songs are two U.S. number ones – Ben for Michael Jackson and To Sir With Love for Lulu. He was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 and recently honoured in London with a BMI Icon award. Don also received the Order of the British Empire in the Queens honours list.
Read English at University of Leeds before training at LAMDA
Directing: Sweet Charity (Cadogan Hall), L’Amante Anglaise (NT Studio), Laurel and Hardy (Watermill), Darling of the Day (Union Theatre) The Last Maharajah (Wyndhams); Catch Me if You Can (European premiere), The Music Man, Singin’ in the Rain, Grand Hotel (Arts Educational); Cowardy Custard (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford and national tour); Bells are Ringing (Union; 3 Whatsonstage.com Awards nominations, including Best Musical Revival); The Vagina Monologues (national tour); Crimes of the Heart (Union); Flora the Red Menace (Edinburgh Festival); Love in a Wood, Funeral Games, Landscape (LAMDA); Lorca: Playwright and Poet (Lyttelton, National Theatre platform performances); Little One (Royal Court Young Writers Festival); Raw Bacon, Fists of Righteous Happiness (RADA) Naming Names (rehearsed reading at the Duke of York’s)
Radio: North by Northamptonshire, Britannicus
Assistant / Associate Directing: To Kill a Mockingbird (Barbican), The Light Princess (Lyttelton, National Theatre) Crazy for You (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park and Novello) Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival; My Fair Lady (Théâtre du Chatelet, Paris); Imagine This (New London); Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park)
Credits include: Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory and Harold Pinter Theatre – winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Production 2013); The Color Purple, Road Show and Torch Song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory); Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre); Gypsy, High Society and Fiddler on the Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Guys and Dolls, and Sweet Charity (TMA Best Musical Production) (Sheffield Crucible) and many productions at the Open Air Theatre including: The Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me, Kate, High Society, The Boys From Syracuse (Olivier Award for Best Musical Production) and The Boy Friend.
As MD/arranger for actor/musicians: The History Boys (2014/15 tour); Calamity Jane (UK Tour) Animal Farm (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Merrily We Roll Along, Irma la Douce and Carmen (Watermill, Newbury); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall); and Candide (Liverpool Everyman)
As composer: An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre); Jefferson’s Garden (Watford Palace Theatre), Far From The Madding Crowd (Watermill, Newbury); Sleeping Beauty, Notes to Future Self, The Cherry Orchard, His Dark Materials, Hapgood and Uncle Vanya (all Birmingham Rep); The Mandate (National Theatre, Cottesloe); The Changeling, Macbeth, Cymbeline and The Duchess of Malfi (Cheek by Jowl); The Letter (Wyndham’s Theatre); Arcadia (Bristol Old Vic); Great Expectations (RSC) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor and many more productions at the Open Air Theatre.
Films include: Stoker, Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory and De-Lovely.
Catherine is an associate director of Cheek by Jowl.
Set and Costume Designer
Theatre Credits include: Gaslight (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto); Titanic (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto & Southwark Playhouse) The Smallest Show On Earth (Mercury Colchester & UK Tour); Billy Liar (Royal Exchange Theatre); Abigail’s Party (Leicester Curve); The Wasp (Hampstead Theatre & Trafalgar Studios); Dinner With Friends (Park Theatre); The House Of Mirrors And Hearts (Arcola & Perfect Pitch); Café Society Swing (59E59, New York); Next Fall; Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse); Lizzie Siddal; Knives In Hens (Costume) (Arcola Theatre); Cornelius (Finborough Theatre & transfer to 59E59 New York); Bed & Sofa (Finborough Theatre); Love & Understanding (Battersea Arts Centre); Kindertransport (Unity Theatre Liverpool).
Credits as Associate Designer: David has worked as Christopher Oram’s Associate Designer and Assisted on The Michael Grandage Season 2012-2014 and Uncle Vanya (West End), Le Nozze Di Figaro (Glyndebourne), Evita (Broadway), Company (Sheffield Crucible), Spelling Bee, King Lear; Passion (Donmar Warehouse); Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera).
Awards: David was a finalist in the Linbury Prize for Stage Design and was awarded Best Designer for Titanic and Lizzie Siddal (2014) at the Off West End Awards.
Recent theatre credits include: In the Heights (Kings Cross Theatre & Southwark Playhouse); The Smallest Show On Earth (Mercury Colchester & UK Tour); Oliver!; The Secret Adversary (Watermill Theatre); Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: The Musical (Leicester Curve); Each His Own Wilderness (Orange Tree Theatre); Casa Valentina; Next Fall; Dogfight; Three Sisters; Titanic; Victor Victoria; Mack And Mabel; Parade; The Illusion; Billy Budd; Four Nights In Knaresborough (Southwark Playhouse); Grimm Tales (Bargehouse & Shoreditch Town Hall); Cinderella; Bedroom Farce & Separate Tables (Salisbury Playhouse); Private Peaceful (Tobacco Factory, Bristol); Toro Toro (Northcott Exeter & UK Tour); The Miser (Theatre Royal Windsor & UK Tour); Taboo (Brixton Club House); 1936 (Sadlers Wells); The Other School (St James Theatre); Less Than Kind (Yvonne Arnaud & UK Tour); State Fair (Trafalgar Studios); Spring Awakening (Rose, Kingston).
International theatre credits include: Gaslight (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto); Titanic (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); Death And The Maiden; Educating Rita (English Theatre Frankfurt); Phantom Of The Opera (Operetta Theatre, Bucharest); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts); Cornelius (59E59 Theatre, New York); La Cage Aux Folles (Aarhus Teater, Denmark)
Opera & Dance credits include: Egle the Queen of Serpents (Lithuania National Opera & Ballet, Choreo: George Williamson); Alice (Royal Opera House Linbury Studio); Le Donne Curiose (GSMD); Lakme (Opera Holland Park); My First Ballet: Swan Lake (English National Ballet); Fidelio & Vert Vert (Garsington Opera 2014); Arianna In Crete (Royal College of Music)
Awards and Nominations: Winner of 2014 Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer (Titanic & Lizzie Siddal); Winner of 2012 Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer (Mack And Mabel); Winner of 2011 Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer.
Sound Designer; The Silver Sword (Belgrade, Covenetry), Sweet Charity (Curve, Leicester), Oliver! (Watermill Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK Tour), Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre, London),The Hired Man (St.James Theatre, London), West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, Manchester), My Favorite Year (Bridewell Theatre, London), The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre, London), Legally Blonde (Arts Educational School, London), Pushing up Poppies (Theatre 503, Battersea, London),
Associate Sound designer; Bodyguard (Musical Dome, Cologne), Close to You (Menier Chocolate Factory & Criterion Theatre), Love Me Tender (UK Tour), Gypsy (Savoy Theatre, London), Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre, London), The Water Babies (Leicester Curve), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre, London), Stephen Ward (Aldwych Theatre, London), Fiddler On the Roof (UK Tour), Highland Fling (Glasgow Theatre Royal), Passion Play (Richmond Thatre, London), The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre, London), I Dreamed a Dream – The Susan Boyle Story (UK Tour), Vampirette (Manchester Opera House), Street of Dreams (UK Arena Tour), Oliver! (2011 UK Tour), Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain (Garrick Theatre, London), Chess (Princess of Walthe Theatre,Toronto), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Novello Theatre, London), Never Forget – The Take That Musical (UK Tour & Savoy Theatre), Daddy Cool (Shaftesbury Theatre, London & Berlin), The King & I (UK Tour), The Full Monty (UK Tour).
London Theatre Mixing credits include; Oliver! (Palladium Production), Showboat, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Tess of the D’urbervilles, The King & I, My Fair Lady, The Full Monty, Anything Goes!, Acorn Antiques-The Musical, Porgy & Bess, Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane Production) and most recently Chess (Toronto).
As a freelance sound engineer Tom has mixed countless concerts at the London Palladium and Theatre Royal Drury Lane over the past decade. Classical work includes the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall and the Paraorchestra. He also regularly mixes large international corporate events, a highlight of which was the stadium athletics at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympics games.
As a Live Music engineer Tom has had the privilege of mixing and touring with many artists such as; The Coral, The Bees, The Lightning Seeds, Elaine Paige, Lewis Taylor, Martina-Topley-Bird, Bjorn Again and the internationally acclaimed PJ Harvey.
Matt is a Choreographer and Creative Director for Theatre, Film and Television.
Theatre includes: Sweet Charity (Cadogan Hall), Daytona (Theatre Royal Haymarket and National Tour),West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre), Brass (Leeds City Varieties Music Hall), 42nd Street Gala (London Palladium), Darling of the Day (Union Theatre), Big Fish, Catch Me If You Can, The Music Man, Legally Blonde, Singin’ in the Rain (Arts Ed), Lucky Stiff (Greenwich Theatre).
Film and Television includes: Strictly Come Dancing: Series 9-13 (BBC), The People’s Strictly (BBC), Sport Relief (BBC), Children in Need (BBC), Bollywood Carmen Live (BBC), All Stars 3D (Vertigo Films), Let’s Dance for Comic Relief (BBC – Series 3 Winner), So You Think You Can Dance (USA, Fox), Musion ‘Soho’ holographic installation (Macau, China).
In 2011, Matt won Series 2 of So You Think You Can Dance (BBC) and was crowned Britain’s Favourite Dancer.
Matt is the Creative Director of Happy Feet Productions, Co-Creator of Can You Dance?, Global Ambassador for Capezio, Patron of The Dance Proms and DanceAid, and recipient of the Carl Alan Award 2012 (Dance in Theatre).
Gary Hind is a freelance musical supervisor, conductor, composer whose work has encompassed following shows and projects; The Lion King; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Sunset Boulevard; Peggy Sue Got Married; Annie; Starlight Express; High Society; Chicago; Tell me on a Sunday; Spread a little Happiness; Bye Bye Birdie; Hello Dolly; Fiddler on the Roof; The Pirates of Penzance (and UK tour); Jolson; The Goodbye Girl (UK tour); Fame (UK tour), A Swell Party (plus the subsequent film version), Spread a Little Happiness (West End), Lust – World premiere (Hornchurch).
He was also Musical Supervisor/Co-Arranger for the West End, UK tour and Broadway production of Kat and the Kings which won the award for Best New Musical in the 1999 Olivier Awards. The Broadway production received a drama desk nomination for Best Orchestrations in the year 2000 awards list.
Gary was Musical Supervisor/Arranger for the 1998 West End production of Annie (nominated for Most Outstanding production in the 1999 Olivier Awards), followed by three UK tours, and orchestrations for the 2001 Australian tour.
He was Musical Supervisor/Arranger for the world premiere of Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftesbury Theatre, London) and Musical Supervisor in the UK for the 2004 West End production of Thoroughly Modern Millie and also arranger for the 2005 UK tour of the same.
He orchestrated and conducted items for the 1997, 1998 and 2004 Royal Variety Performances for BBC television and LWT respectively. Gary is the Musical Supervisor/Arranger for Qdos Entertainment’s biggest pantomimes and recently wrote the music and lyrics for Robin Hood (Newcastle, Theatre Royal, 2010); Sleeping Beauty (2011, same venue) and Aladdin (2012 same venue). He also co-ordinates his own music services company – GhMusic Ltd, which has been responsible for providing musicians, keyboard programming and equipment to nearly all of the shows above.
He recently returned from Venezuela where he orchestrated and produced for CD a symphonic recording of Queen tracks featuring Carlos Bonell, the classical guitarist, an 84 piece orchestra and an 80 piece choir. He is looking forward to the concept being developed into a live concert version.
Gary is also the Musical Supervisor/Arranger of a brand-new musical called It Happened at Nixon Falls by Tony McHale. Gary is also the current children’s Musical Director for The Lion King, developing vocal performance and confidence of the future Simbas and Nalas for the West End Production.
Prior to being an independent producer, Jamie worked for theatre producer Mark Goucher. In 2008 he won the Stage One New Producers Bursary Award and was mentored by Paul Elliott.
Past productions and co-productions in the West End, on tour in the UK and overseas include:
Bruce Forsyth Live at the London Palladium, Robin Cousins’ Ice, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me On A Sunday, When Harry Met Sally, Stones in his Pockets, Love Letters, Sex in Suburbia, Hot Flush!, Paul Zerdin’s “No Strings”, Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hamlet!, Ha Ha Hitler!, Ha Ha Hood!, Hormonal Housewives, Doctor in the House, Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure, The Joy of Politics, The Night Before Christmas, The Great Australian Drag Show, Variety Attack, Dance Attack and The Wiz.
Jamie in collaboration with The Watermill Theatre has just finished touring the critically acclaimed production of Calamity Jane, directed by Nikolai Foster and starring Jodie Prenger.
Every festive season for the last 7 years, Jamie has produced the hit interactive children’s show Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure. The 2015 season will see 8 separate productions presented around the World.
In spring 2016, Jamie in collaboration with the Watermill Theatre will be presenting a brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s hit musical Tell Me on a Sunday starring Jodie Prenger.
In the summer of 2016, Jamie in collaboration with Curve, Leicester, will be mounting a brand new production of Sister Act directed by Craig Revel Horwood, which will embark on a yearlong UK and Ireland Tour.
Jamie will also be tour booking and consulting on a new version of Dirty Dancing which will be embarking on an extensive UK and Worldwide tour, launching in China.
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.
Jamie is a member of the UK Theatre Association and for the past four years held Producer workshops for The Ambassador Theatre Groups Work in Theatre course held in their West End theatres.
Gavin Kalin Productions
Gavin Kalin Productions Ltd is a theatrical production company that specialises in producing theatre in the West End, on tour throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. Recent credits include A Doll’s House (Duke of York’s/ BAM), The Ladykillers (Vaudeville), La Soiree (Union Square, NY), Let It Be (Garrick), Neville’s Island (Duke of York’s), The Pajama Game (Shaftesbury) and the UK Tour of Shrek The Musical.
Gavin Kalin is also the founder of Totally Theatre Productions, a TV/Video production company that specialise in working within the theatre industry. Retained and regular clients include Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, War Horse, the Young Vic and many more.
Paul Elliott has produced or co-produced a wide variety of shows including: A season at the Phoenix Theatre, London – Rock Hudson and Juliet Prowse in I Do – I Do, Douglas Fairbanks Jr in The Pleasure of his Company, Lee Remick in Bus Stop, Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story which played for 13 years in the West End [Victoria Palace and Strand Theatre], Jolson (Olivier Award Best Musical 1997, Victoria Palace), Kat and the Kings (Olivier Award Best Musical, 1999, Vaudeville), The Goodbye Girl (Albery), Run for You Wife (London/Toronto /Australia), Stones in His Pockets (Olivier and Evening Standard Awards 2001, London, Toronto and the Golden Theatre New York) and The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndham’s). Paul has also produced over 450 pantomimes. Paul’s first play, a comedy There’s No Place Like a Home, has been produced for three UK seasons.
His other works include co-writing Hot Flush – 4 UK tours and Rave On, Jolson- The Fact and the Fiction and The Good ,the Bad and the Funny worldwide.
With Producer Duncan C. Weldon, they have presented over 200 productions in London and around the world, including: Hedda Gabler starring Glenda Jackson (Australia /USA/Toronto/London), 13 Rue de L’Amour with Glynis Johns/Louis Jordan (Phoenix Theatre), Richard III starring Robert Lindsay (Savoy Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest with Patricia Routledge (London and Australia), Alan Rickman/Lindsay Duncan in Private Lives in London and Broadway – (Tony Award Best Revival 2002), Stones in His Pockets (USA), The Hollow Crown (Diana Rigg/Vanessa Redgrave / Derek Jacobi/Ian Richardson/ Donald Sinden, Australia, New Zealand and Toronto), The Tempest, (Derek Jacobi, Old Vic), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Amanda Holden/Maureen Lipman, Shaftesbury Theatre), Kevin Spacey in The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic), Kristin Scott Thomas and Bob Hoskins in As You Desire Me (Playhouse Theatre), the Chichester Festival Theatre productions of Nicholas Nickleby (U.K.tour, Gielgud Theatre London and Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Patrick Stewart in Macbeth (Gielgud and Lyceum Theatre New York), Ian McKellan, Roger Rees, Matthew Kelly and Ronald Pickup in Waiting for Godot (Theatre Royal, Haymarket and Australia/New Zealand), Rupert Everett and Diana Rigg in Pygmalion (Garrick Theatre) and Private Lives starring Kim Cattrall (Vaudeville Theatre London/Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto and Music Box Theatre, New York). In 2014 they produced the World Tour of The Last Confession in UK / Toronto / Los Angeles / Australia starring David Suchet.
Paul was Executive Producer with Karl Sydow for Backbeat (Toronto / Los Angeles) and is currently Executive Producer with Karl for Dirty Dancing in Italy, Australia and France and will co-produce with Karl in China, Belgium and a further tour of the UK in 2016
Paul co-produced Chess with Michael Harrison at the Prince of Wales Theatre Toronto in 2011 and Titanic in 2015.- his 53rd production in Toronto.
He was made a fellow of the Arts University of Bournemouth in 2012.and received an honorary M.A. in 2015
The Watermill Theatre
The Watermill Theatre has developed a reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting regional theatres. From our beautiful home in a small Berkshire village, work has been created that is admired around the world. Over 60,000 people attend shows at the Watermill each year, where we mount some 12 new productions annually, ranging from Shakespeare and musicals to classics, new plays and youth theatre productions. Our work is also seen on tours that visit theatres around the UK as well as our rural touring productions, which play in village halls and small arts centres. We aim to be a focal point for our community and are proud to play a leading part in helping the careers of the theatre-makers of tomorrow. Our unique environment encourages a real sense of ensemble, and our intimate 220-seat auditorium also means that there is a particularly strong connection between the actors and audience. This combination makes the Watermill a very special place to visit.