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Selladoor Worldwide
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Address1 Creek Road, London, SE8 3BT
Greenwich
England
Opened2008
Website
www.selladoor.com

Selladoor Worldwide is a West End and national touring theatre company based in Greenwich, London.

History[edit]

Selladoor Worldwide was formed in 2009 by David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree, whilst students at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

The company's début production, The Secrets Inside, was written by Hutchinson and directed by Richard Adams. The play focuses on the imprisonment of Darren Tunstall, a 23-year-old businessman, who is sentenced to 8 months in HM Prison Perth, Scotland for possessing indecent images of children, and his relationship between the protagonist and his cellmate, Brian, a volatile inmate. It premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, then ran at the Tolbooth in Stirling.

Selladoor soon moved into producing regional touring theatre, starting with a national tour of Liz Lochhead's adaptation of Dracula in 2010. The following year, it conducted the first British tour of Spring Awakening, which visited Exeter, Stirling, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Norwich; and produced the centenary tour of William Golding's The Lord of the Flies, across Scotland, England and Wales.

In 2011, Selladoor also started producing an annual Off West End season at the Greenwich Theatre. In November 2013, Selladoor was made an official partner company at the Greenwich Theatre. The 2014 season included Avenue Q and adaptations of the novels Kidnapped and Alice in Wonderland.

Selladoor's head office moved to London in 2009, at Athenley House on Greenwich High Road and subsequently to the Deptford Mission in Deptford. In 2012, they were made a resident producing company at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock, which opened in January 2015.[1][2]

In December 2012, Selladoor made their West End debut with a production of Seussical, written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, at the Arts Theatre. Recent shows include the London revival of Alan Bennett's The History Boys and Tim Kelly's adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

In 2016 David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree continued to expand the company in size, borders and targets, rebranding the company to Selladoor Worldwide, previously known as Sell A Door Theatre Company [3]. Sell A Door Theatre Company had established themselves as an integral part of the regional theatre landscape in the UK and Ireland, but Hutchinson and Rowntree aspired to expand further afield and therefore to produce and tour theatre not only in the UK, but worldwide [4] .

Along with UK Tours of Footloose, Flashdance The Musical, Spamalot, and The Crucible, David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree, as Selladoor Worldwide produced their first International Tours in 2017, including Jersey Boys and The Producers. Collectively in 2017 Selladoor Worldwide’s productions performed in 8 different countries.[5]

In January 2017 the company expanded further to incorporate a number of subsidiary companies: Selladoor Productions, Selladoor Creation, Selladoor Family, Selladoor Venues, Selladoor Management, Selladoor Enterprise and Selladoor Scotland.

2017 also saw Selladoor Worldwide open two international offices, one in New York and the second in Bangkok [6]. The New York office is located in Midtown Manhattan and managed by Carl Vorwerk, who opened The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show for Selladoor Worldwide at the DR2 Theater in Union Square in September 2017 [7]. David saw great potential in the Bangkok’s developing cultural market, and explained that he wants ‘to be in there first and develop those relationships.” Therefore David opened the Asia Pacific office located in Bangkok in December 2017, which is managed by Peevara Kitchumnongpan

Productions[edit]

Year Production Based on Adapted by Location
2018 Fame (musical) 1980 film Book by Jose Fernandez, Lyrics by Jacques Levy, Composer: Steve Margoshes
2018 Madagascar The Musical 2005 film Book by Kevin Del Aguila, Music and Lyrics buGeorge Noriega & Joel Someillan
2018 Kindertransport(play) By Diane Samuels
2018 Of Mice And Men(play) The Novel by John Steinbeck
2017 Peter Pan a Musical Adventure The Book by J.M Barrie By Robert Marsden
2017 Big Fish (musical) 2003 film Book by John August, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
2017 The Producers (musical) 1967 film By Mel Brooks
2017 Jersey Boys The Four Seasons (band). Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Lyrics by Bob Crewe
2017 The Very Hungry Caterpillar The books by Eric Carle
2017 Spamalot The 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. By Eric Idle
2017 Flashdance The Musical The 1983 film Book by Tom Hedley & Robert Cary, Composed by Robbie Roth
2017 Footloose The 1984 film
2017 Guess How Much I Love You The book by Sam McBratney By Anna Fox
2017 The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat Book by Eric Idle By Dougal Irvine
2017 The Crucible By Arthur Miller
2016 The Broons Comic strip by DC Thompson Rob Drummond
2016 Avenue Q By Robert Askins
2016 Hand To God Conceived by Robert Lopez
2016 American Idiot The album by Green Day
2016 Little Shop of Horrors The 1986 film
2016 James and the Giant Peach The novel by Roald Dahl
2016 Footloose The 1984 film
2015 American Idiot The album by Green Day Arts Theatre, London
2015 The History Boys Alan Bennett
2015 The Silver Sword The novel by Ian Serraillier Steve Edis, Susie McKenna
2015 Jekyll & Hyde The novella by Robert Louis Stevenson Jo Clifford
2014 Alice in Wonderland The novel by Lewis Carroll David Hutchinson, Maddy Mutch
2014 Avenue Q
2014 Kidnapped The novel by Robert Louis Stevenson Ivan Wilkinson
2013 Seussical Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty
2013 Ghosts Alfred Enoch, Richard Eyre Almeida Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, London
2013 Sincerely, Mr Toad David Hutchinson, Katie McIvor, David Andrew Wilson
2013 1984 The novel by George Orwell Matthew Dunster
2013 A Midsummer Night's Dream
2013 Journey's End R.C. Sherriff
2012 Rainbow Emily Jenkins
2012 Sealand Luke Clarke
2012 Peter Stacy Sobieski
2012 The Man Who Had All the Luck Toured 23 venues, opened at Mull Little Theatre, closed at Greenwich Theatre
2012 The Hound of the Baskervilles The novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Tim Kelly
2011 A Christmas Carol The novella by Charles Dickens David Hutchinson, Anna Schneider
2011 Lord of the Flies The novel by William Golding Nigel Williams
2011 Spring Awakening Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik Exeter, Stirling, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Norwich
2011 Proof David Auburn
2011 A Taste of Honey Shelagh Delaney Palace Theatre Mansfield, Buxton Opera House, Greenwich Theatre
2011 The Comedy of Errors
2010 Dracula The novel by Bram Stoker Liz Lochhead Toured 13 venues, including Kilmarnock Palace Theatre, Theatre Royal, Dumfries, Albert Halls, Stirling, Greenock Arts Guild Theatre, Greenwich Playhouse
2010 Ms Minelli and the Daring Do Sam Thackray
2010 The Railway Children Dave Simpson
2010 Stitching Anthony Neilson
2010 The House of Mirrors and Hearts Robert Gilbert, Eamonn O'Dwyer
2010 Next Thing You Know Ryan Cunningham, Joshua Salzman
2010 Scaredy Cat Prince David Hutchinson
2010 The Philanderer
2010 Where the Solitary Eagle Flies David Hutchinson
2010 Twelfth Night
2009 Blue/Orange Joe Penhall
2009 Six Ways Michael Bradley, Paddy Clarke, David Hutchinson 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jermyn Street Theatre
2009 Falsettoland William Finn, James Lapine 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2009 By Order of Ignorance Robert Gilbert
2009 Planning Permission David Hutchinson Unity Theatre, Liverpool
2009 The Jason Robert Brown Song Cycle Michael Bradley
2008 The Ugly One Marius von Mayenburg
2008 The Night Before Christmas The poem by Clement Clarke Moore Anthony Neilson
2008 The Sugar Syndrome Lucy Prebble
2008 So Much to Say for Myself Robert Gilbert
2008 Heart and Music David Hutchinson
2008 Treats Christopher Hampton
2008 The Secrets Inside David Hutchinson
2007 Two Jim Cartwright

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Five Years of Sell a Door". The Herald. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  2. ^ "Sell A Door Theatre Company". Federation of Scottish Theatre. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  3. ^ "About Us". Selladoor Worldwide. 13 March 2015.
  4. ^ "About Us". Selladoor Worldwide. 13 March 2015.
  5. ^ "What's On". Selladoor Worldwide. 13 March 2018.
  6. ^ "International Offices". Sellador Worldwide. 13 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Contact Us". Sellador Worldwide. 13 March 2018.

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