About

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 250 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.

 

Chief Executive - Peter Wilson, MBE

Managing Director - Iain Gillie

Financial Controller - Robert C Thomas

Assistant Accountant - Dee Vithlani  

General Manager - Tim Wilson

Production Coordinator - Willa Cunningham

Production Coordinator - Jessica Hall

 

Our notable productions include:

The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, directed by Stephen Daldry, and Stephen Mallatratt’s The Woman in Black.

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 the tour of 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, an Australian tour of An Inspector Calls, Joanna Murray Smith's Honour starring Diana Rigg at the Wyndham’s Theatre a very successful UK tour of The Woman In Black and a UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love on tour starring David Essex.

Most recent productions include a Japanese production of The Woman In Black at The Fortune theatre, a UK tour of The Woman In Black and An Inspector Calls, Gardner McKay’s psychological thriller Toyer, in the West End and a UK tour of Tim Firth’s hilarious new comedy Sign Of The Times starring Stephen Tompkinson, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (and at the O2), An Inspector Calls at the Novello and Wyndhams Theatre, The Railway Children at Waterloo Station, Broken Glass with Sir Antony Sher and Tara Fitzgerald at the Vaudeville Theatre, a UK Tour of An Inspector Calls, The Woman In Black 25th Anniversary Tour and a UK Tour of children's show Spot's Birthday Party. The latest production consists of The Vault Festival.

VAULT is 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.

 

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