Producers

Alex Armitage - Producer

Alex Armitage is Chief Executive of the Noel Gay Organisation who guide the careers of a wide and varied list of clients including many of the UK's leading broadcasters, journalists and presenters. The Noel Gay Organisation was founded in the 1930s by Reginald Armitage (Noel Gay’s real name) and has since been for over 70 years a leading company in the entertainment business.

In the 1980's Noel Gay Organisation was responsible for such West End shows as High Society (directed by Sir Richard Eyre and starring Natasha Richardson and Trevor Eve), The Rink, The Entertainer, Radio Times (nominated for an Laurence Olivier Award, starring Tony Slattery) and the hugely successful Me and My Girl. This 1985 production of Me and My Girl was directed by Mike Ockrent with book revised by Stephen Fry starred Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson, it played in over a dozen countries and ran in London for 8 years and Broadway for Three. It won the Laurence Olivier for Best Musical in 1985 as well as Best Actor for Robert Lindsay and was nominated for thirteen Tony’s, winning three. It continues to be a popular show across the world including the Takarazuka Review Company in Japan. Currently the Noel Gay Organisation is involved with a new production of Me and My Girl.

The artists agency continues to be the principle business of the organisation and the company is one of the most powerful and respected names in the industry.

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Lee Menzies - Producer

Current productions include: the first ever stage version of Irving Berlin’s musical Top Hat, Aldwych Theatre, London; the West End premier of Our Boys, Duchess Theatre;  the third West End production of Yes, Prime Minister, Trafalgar Studios. In development are the musical of From Here to Eternity which he is co producing with Tim Rice and two new plays; Sticks and Stones by BBC journalist Gavin Esler and a play based on the life of the eminent surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe.

Most recent productions include: Leonard Bernstein's Wonderful Town, national tour; the third national tour of Yes, Prime Minister; Crazy For You, Novello Theatre, Olivier Award Winner for Best Revival;  David Grindley’s multi-award winning production of Journey's End, Duke of York’s Theatre; and on tour, Simon Gray’s Butley, Duchess Theatre; Tell Me on a Sunday, UK tour; a new production of the Noël Coward revue Cowardy Custard, Yes, Prime Minister, Apollo and Gielgud Theatre;  the multi-award-winning Jerusalem, Apollo;  Enron, Broadhurst, New York; Prick Up Your Ears, Comedy; Twelfth Night, Noël Coward; Otherwise Engaged, UK tour and Criterion; Donkeys’ Years, Comedy; Whipping It Up with Richard Wilson, Ambassadors. Also, four productions with Peter Hall – Twelfth Night, The Rose Tattoo with Julie Walters and Ken Stott, Tartuffe with Paul Eddington, Felicity Kendall, John Sessions, Toby Stephens and Jennifer Ehle, and Hedda Gabler with Fiona Shaw (Olivier Award for Best Revival). Jeffrey Archer’s three plays Beyond Reasonable Doubt, Queen’s;  Exclusive, Novello;  The Accused, Theatre Royal Haymarket; Our Town with Alan Alda, Shaftesbury; Dry Rot, Lyric; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Comedy; the National Theatre production of The Island, Old Vic and UK tour, EMMA Award; Jus’ Like That!, Garrick and three UK tours; High Society, Shaftesbury; Kat and the Kings, Vaudeville, New York Cort, Frankfurt and UK tour (eight Olivier Awards including Best New Musical).

UK tours include: Beyond Reasonable Doubt, Daisy Pulls it Off, Gasping, The Shell Seekers, The Accused, Anything Goes, The Wedding Singer and Crown Matrimonial.

Eleanor Lloyd - Producer and General Manager

West End productions include: Butley, Duchess Theatre; Sweeney Todd Associate Producer, Adelphi Theatre; Clybourne Park, Associate Producer, Wyndham’s Theatre.

Other productions include: Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Hamlet! The Musical, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Richmond Theatre, Pleasance Theatre; At Home with Mrs Moneypenny, Edinburgh Festival 2010; Marine Parade by Simon Stephens and Mark Eitzel, animalink/Brighton Festival; Gambling by Raz Shaw, Tom Holloway and Georgina Lamb, Soho Theatre;  Alex by Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor, directed by Phelim McDermott, with Robert Bathurst, Arts Theatre/International tour;  Johnson and Boswell: Late but Live, Traverse Theatre: and Elizabeth and Raleigh: Late but Live, Underbelly both by Stewart Lee; and Missing Persons: Four Tragedies and Roy Keane by Colin Teevan, starring Greg Hicks, Assembly/Trafalgar Studios.

For Mark Rubinstein Ltd: WAR HORSE, New London and THE MYSTERIES, Garrick Theatre.

Eleanor is the producer for comic touring company Peepolykus. Eleanor has worked for the Royal Court and Gate Theatres, Mark Rubinstein, Jenny Topper, Blue Box Entertainment and Hubbard Casting. Eleanor was awarded a Stage One Producer’s Bursary in 2005, a Stage One Start Up Fund Award in 2011. In 2009 she was a finalist in the British Council’s Young Performing Arts Entrepreneur Award.

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