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David Ian Productions was founded in 2006 and is based in London’s Covent Garden. David Ian Productions current and upcoming shows: Cats ( International Tour), Evita (International Tour), Annie (2019 UK Tour), Benidorm (2018-2019 UK Tour), Chicago (International Tour 2018-2019), Magic Mike Live (West End 2018-2019) and The Bodyguard (Worldwide Licences and 2018-2019 UK Tour).

 

What We Do: Production & General Management

David Ian Productions offer a full range of services to the theatrical industry, including general management, production accounting, project research, feasibility studies, production of showcases and workshops, budgeting and financial planning, preparation of investment material, personnel recruitment and management of all the logistics required in the preparation and maintenance of major theatrical productions, including the overseeing and management of ticketing, marketing and press operations.

 

David Ian:
Chief Executive

David was born in Ilford, Essex. After attending the local grammar school and a series of ill-suited jobs, he became a performer. His first theatrical role was as Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show and he went on to appear in several musicals, including Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Time and The Pirates of Penzance, where he met fellow actor Paul Nicholas. They formed their own production company and their first West End production, Grease, is still playing throughout the world today. David joined Clear Channel Entertainment (which then became Live Nation) in 2000 and was made Chairman of its global theatre business in 2005. He set up David Ian Productions in 2006.

He is the recipient of five Olivier awards and two Tony nominations. Other shows David has produced include: Saturday Night Fever, The King and I, West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Anything Goes, The Producers, Defending the Caveman, Guys and Dolls, Daisy Pulls It Off, The Sound of Music, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Charity, Flashdance, Gypsy (Broadway), The Shawshank Redemption, The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas), My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, Rocky Horror Show, Cats, Chicago, Dr Dolittle, Starlight Express, Seminar, Steel Magnolias, Ghost the Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Bodyguard and Jersey Boys. New productions for this year include a brand new production of Annie and the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton at the Savoy Theatre, London.

David is a keen runner, having competed in five marathons and raising over one million pounds to date for various cancer charities. He lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, Tracy, two children, James and Emily, and German shepherd, Zak!

Rosamund Cranmer:
General Managers

General Management – West End, International & UK Touring Production credits include: –

Waitress (Adelphi Theatre), Grease (UK Tour), Chicago (UK Tour), Gypsy (Savoy Theatre), Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (UK and International Tour), Tap Dogs (International Tour), Batman Live (UK and International Tour), The Wizard of Oz (The London Palladium), Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre), The Sound of Music (The London Palladium), High Society (Shaftesbury Theatre and UK Tour), The Vagina Monologues (Wyndham’s and UK Tour), Stones in His Pockets (UK Tour), Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour), Footloose (Novello Theatre and UK Tour) and The Reduced Shakespeare Company (Criterion Theatre and UK Tour).

Lisa Fleming:
Executive Producers

General Management – West End, International & UK Touring Production credits include: –

Stones In His Pockets  (The Ambassadors Theatre); 2 Pianos, 4 Hands (Comedy Theatre); Annie (West End & UK Tour); Doctor Dolittle (UK Tour); Grease (Victoria Palace, Dominion Theatre & UK Tours); Singin’ In the Rain (UK Tour); Chicago (UK, Dubai & European Tours); Daisy Pulls It Off (Lyric Theatre); Cats (UK, Portugal, Italian & German Tours); Starlight Express (UK & Scandinavian Tours), A Girl Called Dusty (Workshop, Duchess Theatre); Monty Python’s Spamalot (Palace Theatre); The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndham’s Theatre); The Sound of Music  (UK & International Tours); Sweet Charity (Haymarket Theatre), Macmillan Centenary Gala Concert (The London Palladium Theatre) The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre, Dominion Theatre, Toronto, China, Monaco & UK Tours); Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (UK Tours); The Bodyguard Worldwide (licenses for Germany, France, Holland, Madrid, US, South Korea, Austria, Japan & Italy); Annie (Piccadilly Theatre, Toronto, South Africa & UK Tours) and; Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse).

Alex Halpern:
Executive Producers

Stage & Company Management credits include:

Public Property (Young Vic Theatre); Black Ball Game, Space Ache, Samba, Show Trial, Cunning Stunts Christmas Show, Rien ne va Plus, Rise of the Old Cloud (London); Henry IV Part 1, Out of the Sun, Neptune’s Gift, Rule’s OK, Three Sheets to the Wind (UK Tours); Annie (Adelphi Theatre and UK Tour); When the Wind Blows, Back to Methuselah, The Beaux Stratagem, The Vortex (UK Tours); Breezeblock Park, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Canterbury Tales (Derby Playhouse); Mutiny! (Piccadilly Theatre); Melon (Haymarket Theatre & UK Tour); The Common Pursuit (Phoenix Theatre); Richard II & Richard III (Phoenix Theatre and UK Tours); Cricket (London); Killing Jessica (Savoy Theatre); Our Country’s Good (Garrick Theatre); Carmen Jones (The Old Vic); On Approval (UK Tour); 900 Oneonta (The Old Vic & Ambassador’s Theatres); On the Piste (UK Tour); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Ambassador’s Theatre, UK & International Tours); Blood Brothers (UK Tour); Passion (Queens Theatre & UK Tours); The School for Wives (Piccadilly & Comedy Theatres & UK Tour); the Mysterious Mr Love (Comedy Theatre); Just the Three of Us (UK Tour); Riverdance, The Show (Hammersmith Apollo & International Tour).

Production & General Management credits include:

The Last Yankee (Duke of York’s Theatre), The Destiny of Me (Leicester Haymarket Theatre); Marvin’s Room (Comedy Theatre); Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre & UK Tours); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tours); An Ideal Husband (Theatre Royal Haymarket & UK Tour); A Song at Twilight (Gielgud Theatre); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (UK & International Tours); La Cava (Victoria Palace & Piccadilly Theatres); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium Theatre, UK tour & Singapore); Chicago (International Tour); Cinderella on Ice (Royal Albert Hall & UK Tours); Swan Lake on Ice (UK Tour); Grease (UK Tours); Cats (Palladium Theatre, UK & International Tours) Steel Magnolias (UK Tour); Ghost (UK Tour); Flashdance (Shaftesbury Theatre); Jersey Boys (UK Tour); Show Boat (New London Theatre); Evita (International Tours).

 

Jeffrey Brady:
Associate General Manager

Jeff was born and raised in Armidale, a regional town in Australia, where he participated in several local musical productions including a memorable be-kilted turn in Brigadoon. Jeff was lucky enough to spend a few of his formative years in the UK – where his mother, one fateful night, took him to see Snoopy, The Musical ! at the Duchess Theatre. It was quite a life changing experience…and is still his favourite musical score.

Jeff speaks fluent Japanese and he studied classical music at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts & Music on a full scholarship. He has worked in travel, fashion, and catering as well as spending quite some time as a freelance pianist. After finally finding his true calling in the world of theatre administration he became Agency Coordinator at Buchanan Associates and Production Coordinator for End of the Pier Productions, before joining the team at David Ian Productions.

Jo Dorey:
Executive Assistant

Andy Bowling:
Finance Director

Andy joined the media and entertainment division of a city firm in 1994, acting as production accountant to many Really Useful Group and Cameron Mackintosh productions. Other shows he worked on included Chicago and Doctor Dolittle and in due course several music clients were added to his portfolio.

In 2005 he became Chief Financial Officer to a high net worth family based in the music and film industries and spent 7 years advising on matters as diverse as investments, HR, property, private jets and olive oil and wine production. In 2012 he joined Stage Entertainment’s UK office as Finance Director before setting up his own business in 2016 and working on shows such as School of Rock and Matilda UK Tour.

Andy is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Tim Reed:
General Managers

General Management – West End, International & UK Touring Production credits include: –

A Saint She Aint (Apollo Theatre); Lautrec (Theatre Royal, Plymouth & Shaftesbury Theatre); Notre Dame De Paris (Dominion Theatre); The Secret Garden (RSC Stratford & Aldwych Theatre); Kiss Me, Kate (Victoria Palace Theatre; Chicago (Adelphi Theatre, Cambridge Theatre, Garrick Theatre, China Tour); West End Prom (Lytham Festival); Hollywood Prom (Lytham Festival); Sunset Boulevard (UK & European Tour); Magic Mike (Hippodrome Casino); Annie (UK & European Tour)

Ed McGovern:
Production Assistants

Ed is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he read Theology and Religion at St Benet’s Hall, specialising in Islam in 20th century.

Deciding against a glamourous career as a theologian or priest (even with the outfits), he founded a boutique fringe production company and has produced award-winning fringe theatre, sketch comedy, arts festivals and short films in London, Oxford and Edinburgh. He joined DIP in 2018, keen to get stuck into large scale shows, and particularly national and international tours.

Outside of theatre, Ed loves horse racing and is an ardent Spurs fan.

Shilpa Raval:
Management Accountant

Having graduated with a Combined Degree Accounting with Computing from London South Bank University Shilpa began her finance career in Music. She joined the UK office of a large US practice firm specialising in Entertainment as an accounts assistant for renowned bands and singers where she gained immense experience in business management and tour accounting. This followed a move to a music division of a top 5 city firm.

In 2002 Shilpa joined the media and entertainment division of another city firm which marked her first steps into theatre as a production accountant. Here Shilpa has worked on many Really Useful Group, Cameron Mackintosh and Live Nation productions, along with Chicago.

In 2007 Shilpa made a move from a practice accountancy firm into industry. She joined Stage Entertainment’s UK office as a production accountant for West End and Touring shows including Blue Man Group, Hairspray, High School Musical 1 and 2, Sister Act, Singng In The Rain. In 2008 Shilpa was promoted to Company Accountant at Stage Entertainment UK where she gained valuable experience and insight on the corporate arm of the business along with production accounting. This led Shilpa to undertake and complete a Master’s Degree in Finance and Investment.

Following her Master’s Degree, travelling the globe and a brief stint back in Music, Theatre has called Shilpa again.

Libby Daniel:
Production Assistants

Libby was born and raised in Thailand where her love of theatre began, participating in all the local expat amateur dramatic societies. She moved to the UK in 2009 where she attended a performing arts school, studied Drama and Theatre studies at Aberystwyth University and went on to pursue a career in theatre production.

Libby has worked for a variety of different projects before joining the team at David Ian Productions including immersive theatre You Me Bum Bum Train, five years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the Pleasance Theatre Trust and two West End production companies; David Pugh Ltd. And Bill Kenwright Ltd.

 

Francesca Wu:
Accounts Assistant

Laura Wickham:
Office Administrator

Aleks Grela:
Production Assistants

James Lane:
Assistant Producer