About Us

PW Productions is one of the West End’s most prolific and significant theatre producers, responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in British theatre over the past 30 years. We specialise in high-quality production, management and bookkeeping/accountancy services for first-class plays and musicals in the West End, on tour throughout the UK and (given enough notice) throughout the world. We have acted as General Managers, Bookkeepers and Accountants to more than 300 productions in London and throughout the UK. If you would like to know more about what we do or what services we can offer please get in touch. We are always interested in new business and forming new relationships.

Production History
Founded in 1983 by Peter Wilson, P W Productions have produced or co-produced (amongst others) Edmund Kean with Ben Kingsley, Showpeople, Rowan Atkinson at the Atkinson and Jerome Kern goes to Hollywood both on Broadway, Julian Glover’s Beowulf in New York and on tour in the UK, Ben Kingsley and Geraldine James in A Betrothal, Miriam Margoyles in Dickens’s Women, Alan Howard in Kings, Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, directed by Anthony Hopkins and co-produced with Eric Clapton, The Glory of the Garden, Garrison Keillor and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, An Evening with Gary Lineker, the RNT’s British première of Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, extensive tours of The Woman in Black, Martin Shaw and Diana Quick in Rough Justice, Gary Olsen and Maria Friedman in April in Paris, Edward Fox and Stephanie Beacham in The Father, Make Way for Lucia, An Evening with Michael Feinstein, The Wind in the Willows from the RNT, Bob Hoskins in Old Wicked Songs, and Birdy.

As producers of the RNT’s Oh, What a Lovely War! PW Productions re-opened London’s historic Roundhouse and subsequently managed seasons with Michael Clarke, Stomp and the spectacular De La Guarda.

The 2001 national tour of Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys starring Ron Moody and Brian Murphy marked the end of a sixteen-year association with Mobil Touring Theatre, which started in 1986 with The Philanthropist, followed by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1987), Habeas Corpus (1988), The Woman in Black (1991), Charley’s Aunt (1992), The Crucifer of Blood (1993), Absurd Person Singular (1994), Noises Off (1995), Dial M for Murder (1996), Forty Year On with Tony Britton and Tony Robinson (1997), Tartuffe with Stephen Tomkinson (1998), Sleuth with Peter Bowles and Michael Maloney (1999), Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2000) and Ira Levin’s Deathtrap starring David Soul (2001).

PW Productions also produced the RSC’s production of Krapp’s Last Tape starring Edward Petherbridge, Boyband at the Gielgud, and co-produced Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus at the Old Vic and on Broadway starring David Suchet and Michael Sheen , Lenny starring Eddie Izzard at the Queen’s, both directed by Sir Peter Hall.

We were co-producers on the hugely successful Nutcracker! choreographed by Matthew Bourne, and were General Managers of the Play Without Words UK tour, Tokyo and Moscow seasons and US tour. We presented the West End transfers of The Madness of George Dubya, and Bombshells starring Caroline O’Connor, both at the Arts Theatre.

In the last few years we have produced Hampstead’s production of Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw, which transferred to the Criterion Theatre, Joanna Murray Smith’s Honour starring Diana Rigg at the Wyndham’s Theatre and a UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love starring David Essex.

Most recent productions include An Inspector Calls at the Novello and Wyndham’s Theatres as well as various tours in the UK and Australia, several very successful UK tours of The Woman In Black including its 25th Anniversary Tour, a Japanese production of The Woman In Black at The Fortune Theatre, Gardner McKay’s psychological thriller Toyer in the West End, a UK tour of Tim Firth’s hilarious comedy Sign Of The Times starring Stephen Tompkinson, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (and at the O2), The Railway Children at Waterloo Station, Broken Glass with Sir Antony Sher and Tara Fitzgerald at the Vaudeville Theatre and a UK Tour of children’s show Spot’s Birthday Party. 2016 saw the fourth incarnation of VAULT Festival, a six week festival of arts and entertainment at The Vaults, Waterloo, produced by the Heritage Arts Company.

Current productions include The Woman In Black at the Fortune Theatre, West End, and the 2015/16 UK Tour of An Inspector Calls.

Peter Wilson MBE DL

Peter Wilson MBE DL

Chief Executive

Peter’s first West End production was Arnold Wesker’s ANNIE WOBBLER in 1985, starring Nichola McAuliffe. Since then his West End, Broadway and UK and international touring productions include JEROME KERN GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, BROKEN GLASS, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, THE WOMAN IN BLACK and AN INSPECTOR CALLS. As producer and/or director he has worked with – among others- the National Theatre, the RSC, Matthew Bourne, Ed Hall, I Fagiolini, Peter Hall, Stephen Daldry, Hampstead Theatre, the Tricycle, and he produced, managed and directed MOBiL TOURING THEATRE, the UK’s longest-running commercial sponsorship, from 1985 to 2001.

Until December 2016 Peter combined his commercial work as a theatrical producer with responsibility for Norwich’s busy and successful 1,300-seat Theatre Royal. He is Chair of Ed Hall’s Propeller and on the board of Leicester’s Curve Theatre.

Iain Gillie

Iain Gillie

Managing Director

After leaving Central School of Speech and Drama, Iain worked as production manager with the Royal Court and the National Theatre, then with PW Productions in 1993 with the West End transfer of An Inspector Calls, which he also took to Australia, Japan and Austria, plus numerous regional theatres. As well as his extensive work with PWP, he worked with Matthew Bourne, Thelma Holt, Out of Joint, Opera North, The Ballet Boyz, TOHO and Sphere Theatre Japan, as well as Stephen Daldry, Yukio Ninagawa, Sir Peter Hall, Sam Mendes and Phyllida Lloyd.

Iain was General Manager for Jerry Springer – The Opera NT and West End, Bat Boy The Musical and Round the Horne Revisited before taking up post at Leicester Curve, as Executive Producer, where between 2007 and 2013 he was responsible for producing their in house productions and programming visiting work.

Accounts Department

Accounts Department

Payroll & Accounting Services

 

Dee Vithlani –  Production Accountant
Rama Umanee – Production Coordinator (Accounts)

Dee has worked on more than 300 West End and touring productions and has been with PW since 1993. Rama joined the PW team in 2017 bringing his own twenty-five years of theatrical accounts experience into the company. The accounts department here is among the finest in the West End, providing a comprehensive accountancy, payroll and bookkeeping facility for theatre’s busiest and highest–profile producers.

From the formation of a dedicated company, to management of the daily accounts, to running payroll, to a full set of audited production accounts, the department covers every aspect of a show’s financial operation.

 

 

George Rowell

George Rowell

Production Coordinator

George is currently Production Coordinator for The Woman In Black (Fortune Theatre) and the US Tour of An Inspector Calls.

Other Production Coordinator credits include: James Graham’s Sketching (Wilton’s Music Hall), Nigel Slater’s Toast (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), The Last Ship (UK and Ireland Tour); An Inspector Calls (UK Tour; Playhouse Theatre), The Woman In Black (UK and Ireland Tour; Luxembourg), This Is Living (Trafalgar Studios).

Other Production credits include: Hamlet House Of Horror (Old Red Lion, London/Edinburgh Festival Fringe/National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa).