Founded in 1994 by Roger Wingate, Act Productions is a leading theatre producer in the West End, and of national and international tours.
Recent work includes: The Starry Messenger starring Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern (Wyndham's Theatre, 2019); The Height of the Storm (Wyndham's Theatre, 2019); Glengarry Glen Ross (UK Tour, 2019); Glengarry Glen Ross (Playhouse Theatre, 2017-18) starring Christian Slater, Robert Glenister and Kris Marshall; The Philanthropist (Trafalgar Studios, 2017); Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd in 2017 at the newly reopened Bush; the UK premiere of A Room with a View, directed by Adrian Noble and starring Felicity Kendal (Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour 2016) and the transfer of the Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows (Duchess 2013 and Vaudeville 2014), which won the Olivier Award for Best Family Entertainment.
Over more than two decades, Act has worked with the most exciting writers, directors and performers - both new and established - to present work of the utmost creative and commercial integrity. Many of Act’s productions have received Olivier, Tony and Evening Standard nominations and awards.
Productions managed or produced include: A Chorus Line (London Palladium, 2013); Uncle Vanya starring Anna Friel and Ken Stott (Vaudeville 2012) Yes Prime Minister starring David Haig (Chichester, Gielgud, UK Tour, Apollo, Trafalgar Studios); What You Will starring Roger Rees (Apollo); Legally Blonde – The Musical starring Sheridan Smith (Savoy); Being Shakespeare with Simon Callow (Trafalgar Studios, Sky Arts and DVD); Death and the Maiden starring Thandie Newton (Pinter); Journey’s End directed by David Grindley (UK Tour, 2011); Flare Path starring Sienna Miler, James Purefoy and Sheridan Smith (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Onassis starring Robert Lindsay (Derby/Novello); Birdsong starring Ben Barnes and directed by Sir Trevor Nunn (Comedy); Krapp’s Last Tape starring Michael Gambon (Duchess); Shakespeare: The Man from Stratford starring Simon Callow (UK Tour, Riverside Studios), the Oliver award-winning ENRON directed by Rupert Goold (Noel Coward); the Olivier award-winning Spring Awakening (Novello); the Tony award-winning Boeing Boeing, directed by Matthew Warchus and starring Roger Allam, Mark Rylance and Frances De la Tour (Comedy, Broadway & UK Tour); the Tony and Evening Standard award-winning Frost/Nixon starring Frank Langella and Michael Sheen (Gielgud and Broadway); The Dream (Roundhouse, UK USA and Australian tour); Whipping it Up (New Ambassadors and UK Tour); A Voyage Round My Father starring Sir Derek Jacobi (Wyndham's); Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands (Sadler’s Wells, UK and Far East tour); the Tony and Evening Standard award-winning Mary Stuart directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Harriet Walter and Janet McTeer (Apollo & Broadway); the Olivier and Evening Standard award-winning Don Carlos starring Sir Derek Jacobi (Gielgud); the Olivier Award-winning Anything Goes directed by Sir Trevor Nunn (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); The Reduced Shakespeare Company (Criterion); Singin’ in the Rain with Adam Cooper (Sadler’s Wells); Dirty Blonde (Duke of York’s); The Price by Arthur Miller (Apollo and UK Tour); Humble Boy starring Simon Russell Beale and Felicity Kendal (Gielgud, UK Tour); Noises Off (Piccadilly and Broadway); Krapp’s Last Tape with John Hurt (New Ambassadors); The Real Thing, winner of Three Tony Awards (Albery and Broadway) and The Mystery of Charles Dickens starring Simon Callow (Comedy, Albery).