Jamie Hendry

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Jamie Hendry
Jamie Hendry at The Wind in the Willows Gala, June 2017.jpg
Hendry at The Wind in the Willows Gala in June 2017
Born (1985-07-24) 24 July 1985 (age 35)
NationalityBritish
OccupationTheatre producer, executive
Years active2009-present
OrganizationJamie Hendry Productions
Websitewww.jamiehendryproductions.com

Jamie Hendry (born 24 July 1985) is a British theatre executive and West End producer.[1]

Education[edit]

Hendry attended St Paul's School (London) before graduating from Warwick University in 2006.

Career[edit]

Hendry set up Jamie Hendry Productions in 2008 after working as an assistant producer in the West End and on Broadway. The hits he has produced include the Olivier Award-winning Legally Blonde: The Musical, Let It Be and La Cage aux Folles (2008 West End revival)[2]

In 2010, he was nominated for The Independent and The Hospital Club 100 most influential people in the creative industries.[3]

In 2011, Hendry announced he was developing a new musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows with book by Julian Fellowes and music & lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe[4] and in February 2014 announced that the production had raised £1Million via online crowdfunding on the website investinwillows.com.[5][6] This was London Theatre's most ambitious crowdfunding raise to date.[7] The production went on to open at the London Palladium in 2017 and was also screened in cinemas across the UK.

In 2014[8] and again in 2017,[9] Hendry was ranked among the top 100 influential power brokers in the British theatre industry.

In 2019, Hendry launched the New English Shakespeare Company, an international touring company, with a production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Dubai Opera in September 2019.[10]

Hendry is a member of the Society of London Theatre.

Theatre Credits[edit]

Year Production Theatre
2019 Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Dubai Opera, Dubai
2018 Impossible The Big Dome, Manila
2017 The Wind in the Willows by Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe London Palladium
Impossible Kallang Theatre, Singapore
2016 The Wind in the Willows by Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Impossible Noel Coward Theatre, Dubai Opera, Dubai, Forum de Beyrouth, Beirut
Stanley Clarke and Hiromi Duo London Palladium
2015 Impossible Noel Coward Theatre
Let It Be Garrick Theatre
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall
2014 Neville's Island by Tim Firth Duke of Yorks Theatre
Let It Be Garrick Theatre and UK Tour
2013 Let It Be Savoy Theatre
2012 Let It Be Prince of Wales Theatre
Soho Cinders Soho Theatre
2011 Legally Blonde: The Musical UK Tour
2010 Legally Blonde: The Musical Savoy Theatre
Birdsong Comedy Theatre
Onassis by Martin Sherman Novello Theatre
2009 Spring Awakening Novello Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors UK Tour
The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown Duchess Theatre
Tick Tick Boom by Jonathan Larson Duchess Theatre
2008 La Cage aux Folles (2008 West End revival) Playhouse Theatre
No Man's Land by Harold Pinter Duke of York's Theatre
Under the Blue Sky by David Eldridge Duke of York's Theatre
That Face by Polly Stenham Duke of York's Theatre
2007 The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown Apollo Theatre

Film Credits[edit]

Year Title Notes
2018 The Wind in the Willows Producer

Awards[edit]

2009 Best Musical Revival La Cage aux Folles (2008 London revival)[11]
2010 Best New MusicalSpring Awakening[12]
2011 Best New MusicalLegally Blonde: The Musical[13]
2008 The Peter Hepple Award for Best MusicalLa Cage aux Folles (2008 London revival)
2009 The Peter Hepple Award for Best MusicalSpring Awakening
2009 The Nick Hern's Books Best New PlayUnder the Blue Sky[14]
2011 Best New MusicalLegally Blonde: The Musical [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamie Hendry: ‘I did think the old boys’ club might evolve, but it hasn’t one bit’" The Stage. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  2. ^ "Success Story". Forbes. 17 December 2013.
  3. ^ "The Hospital Club 100". Archived from the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Julian Fellowes to write Wind in the Willows musical". BBC News. 9 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Theatregoers given chance to invest in Fellowes, Stiles and Drewe's Wind in the Willows". WhatsOnStage. 10 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Wind in the Willows Musical raises 1M via online crowdfunding". The Stage. 13 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Smell of the Greasepaint the funds of the crowd". The New York Times. 28 July 2014.
  8. ^ "The Stage 100 2014". The Stage. 4 January 2014.
  9. ^ "The Stage 100 2017". The Stage. 5 January 2017.
  10. ^ Hemley, Matthew (26 July 2019). "Jamie Hendry sets up new company to tour Shakespeare internationally". The Stage. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  11. ^ "2009 Olivier award winners". The Guardian. London. 8 March 2009.
  12. ^ "Olivier Award Winners 2010". Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Olivier Award Winners 2011". Archived from the original on 7 May 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  14. ^ Whatsonstage. "Theatregoers' Choice Awards 2010". Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  15. ^ Whatsonstage. "Theatregoers' Choice Awards 2011". Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.

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