Kenny Wax - Producer
Kenny is the producer of the hilarious and award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong which is creating hysteria at the Duchess Theatre. Kenny also produced We’re Going on a Bear Hunt directed by Sally Cookson, which completed a successful season at the Sydney Opera House and toured Hong Kong and Singapore. A second production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt also toured North America. He is also the producer of four Julia Donaldson titles, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom (all with Tall Stories) and What the Ladybird Heard. The Tiger Who Came to Tea played in the West End and played in Australia.
William Archer - Producer
William Archer is a producer and theatre investment consultant. In 2013, Archer joined Bob & Co, a media advisory boutique that invests, fundraises, and develops content for theatre, television, and motion picture. As co-producer, recent productions include Olivier Award nominated Hetty Feather and Olivier Award winning The Wind in the Willows (Royal Opera House). As investment consultant, West End productions include: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical** (Broadway and West End), The Importance of Being Earnest, Fatal Attraction, Dirty Dancing, Cats*, The Bodyguard**, The Michael Grandage Company Season One, Top Hat*, The Play That Goes Wrong**, The Lady Killers**, A Doll’s House (Broadway and West End), Backbeat, and Crazy For You* (Regent’s Park Transfer). Regional productions include: Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, Ghost, What the Ladybird Heard, and In the Night Garden.
* Olivier Award Winner
** Olivier Award Nominee
Novel Theatre - Producer
Novel Theatre Company adapts classic and inspirational books for the stage. The company is committed to live performance and theatre for all. Past productions include: Little Women (Duchess Theatre, West End); Anne of Green Gables (Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells); Carrie's War, featuring Prunella Scales and Kacey Ainsworth (Apollo Theatre, West End); Carrie's War No.1 UK Tour, featuring Brigit Forsyth and Hannah Waterman; Cool Hand Luke, featuring Marc Warren (Aldwych Theatre, West End).
Rose Theatre Kingston - Originating Producer
Founded by Sir Peter Hall, and modelled on the original Elizabethan Rose Theatre on London’s Bankside, Rose Theatre Kingston is the largest producing theatre in South West London.
Since opening in 2008, the Rose has collaborated with a range of directors, playwrights and producing partners to create vibrant, engaging and inspiring productions. Recent works include Shakespeare’s trilogy The Wars of the Roses directed by Trevor Nunn, David Hare’s The Absence of War directed by Jeremy Herrin, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol directed by Ciaran McConville, Alan Bennett’s Single Spies directed by Sarah Esdaile, Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather (West End transfer and Olivier Award nominee) directed by Sally Cookson, Brian Friel’s Translations (Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production) directed by James Grieve, and Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea directed by Stephen Unwin.
With over 150,000 visitors a year, the Rose enjoys artistic and critical acclaim from its own productions and co-productions as well as from hosting the work of renowned theatre companies including Royal Shakespeare Company, English Touring Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Propeller and Northern Broadsides. With an auditorium that lends itself to both intimate and epic scale productions, the Rose has established itself as one of the most exciting theatres in the UK.