Selladoor Worldwide began its life in 2009 as Sell a Door Theatre Company and has gone on to develop rapidly under co-founders David Hutchinson (Executive Creative Producer) and Phillip Rowntree (Executive Commercial Producer). The company has become an integral part of the regional theatre landscape in the UK and Ireland, and increasingly on an international platform, establishing itself as a leading producer of mid and large-scale touring theatre.
From the very outset, the company’s aim has been to make accessible work for our audiences, and their experience is at the heart of the company’s work and artistic planning. Principally aimed at engaging young and adult audiences and first time attendees, our objective is to continue to encourage the next generation of theatre goers. Our education programmes and online presence aim to provide the fullest experience of our productions possible.
Our origins lie in re-imagined classics and new commissions which we continue to champion to this day. We are able to create a varied and distinctive programme; large-scale commercial touring is complimented by the company’s not-for-profit routes and ongoing investment and development of new work. As a company operating across a range of scales we continue to deliver and invest in our patron base on a regional land international basis, as well as our product.
In 2017 Selladoor Worldwide produced 9 productions, with over 900 performances, across 8 countries, in over 50 venues, reaching over 400,000 audiences with The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl & the Pussycat (Coventry, Belgrade Theatre), The Crucible (UK Tour), Guess How Much I Love You (UAE & Asia Tour, and Greenwich Theatre & Arts Theatre, London), Footloose The Musical (2nd UK Tour), Flashdance The Musical (UK Tour), Spamalot (UK Tour), and Footloose (2nd UK Tour), and Peter Pan A Musical Adventure (Blackpool, Winter Gardens). 2017 also saw the launch of Selladoor Worldwide’s first International Tours, producing the multi-award musicals Jersey Boys and The Producers, along with our first production in the United States, bringing the popular children’s tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to New York City.
2018 bring another exhilarating year for Selladoor. In January we were thrilled to produce John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men in association with the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. February brought our collaboration with the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatre De La Villa De Luxembourg for a limited run of Diane Samuel’s Kindertransport, marking 25 years since its debut at the Cockpit Theatre in London. Flashdance The Musical continues to tour the UK throughout 2018 as well visiting international venues such as Zurich MAAG and Kursaal Oostende. This summer Selladoor launched two new exhilarating productions, Madagascar The Musical and Fame the 30th Anniversary UK tour, as well as co-producing the smash hit musical, Rock of Ages with Dan Looney, Adam Paulden & Jason Haigh-Ellery this autumn. We finish off the year in the merry old land of Oz and enchanting world of Peking, as we return to the bright lights of Blackpool at Christmas with family favourite The Wizard of Oz, whilst also opening our first Christmas pantomime, Aladdin at The Broadway Theatre, Catford. Selladoor are thrilled with the variety of work in production, and remain committed to creating daring, diverse and dynamic productions that are accessible to all.
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