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Neil Laidlaw Productions

PRODUCING • GENERAL MANAGEMENT
PRODUCTION ACCOUNTING

Show Boat - New London Theatre 2016

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Beautiful Thing - Sound Theatre 2006

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Gypsy - Savoy Theatre 2015

The Steamie - Tour 2012

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The Scottsboro Boys - The Young Vic 2013

Canned Laughter - Tour 2016

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Beautiful Thing - Sound Theatre 2006

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Side by Side by Sondheim - Leicester Square Theatre 2007

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The Steamie - Tour 2009

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The Steamie - Tour 2009

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Current Productions

Annie – West End
The Steamie 2017
Bat Out Of Hell
Alice’s Adventures Underground
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About Us

  • RT @BatTheMusical: World Premiere? WE ARE READY 🤘🏻Get ready to rock @LondonColiseum! The Lost are comin' for ya... https://t.co/mG16H6w4l2

    Neil Laidlaw Prod about 3 days ago
  • Break a leg to @BatTheMusical! Fly those bat wings! We can't wait to see the show tonight. Love the NLP Team #pressnight #BatOutofHell 🦇

    Neil Laidlaw Prod about 4 days ago
  • RT @TheSteamiePlay: The tour opens at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy in precisely 3 months today! Get your tickets before they all go ht…

    Neil Laidlaw Prod about 17 days ago

Neil Laidlaw Productions is a commercial Producer and General Manager working across both new work and revivals in the West End and Broadway as well as UK and international touring. NLP will be Producing and General Managing the 30th Anniversary Tour of Tony Roper’s The Steamie in 2017 and are co-producing the West End transfer of Annie, currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre staring Miranda Hart. We also have a range of exciting new projects in development for 2017 and beyond.

NLP also specialises in theatre production finance and offers a bespoke Production Accounting service for a range of productions, currently including Bat Out of Hell at the London Colesium and Alice’s Adventures Underground at the Vaults. Other recent productions have included Show Boat at the New London Theatre, Scooby Doo: Live! at the London Palladium and the 20th Anniversary UK Tour of Rent. If you are interested in hearing more about the Production Accountancy services that we offer, we’d love to hear from you via the Contact Us section of the website.

NLP was recently one of the co-producers of the West End transfer from the Sheffield Crucible of Daniel Evans’ production of Show Boat. in 2015 the company was also co-producer of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton which transferred from Chichester Festival Theatre to the Savoy Theatre, London and won four 2016 Olivier awards; for Best Actress (Imelda Staunton), Best Supporting Actress (Lara Pulver), Best Lighting Design (Mark Henderson) and Best Musical Revival. Other recent co-productions include the Young Vic’s A Doll’s House starring Hattie Morahan, at the Duke of York’s in the West End and BAM in New York – as well as the UK tour of Annie starring Craig Revel Horwood, Jodie Prenger and Lesley Joseph. The company also acted as General Manager for Catherine Schreiber Productions on the UK premiere of the Kander and Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic in Autumn 2013.

Other producing credits include Canned Laughter (Scottish Tour); The Steamie by Tony Roper (21st and 25th Anniversary Tours); Jigsy (UK Tour); Side by Side by Sondheim (Leicester Square Theatre, London); Beautiful Thing (Sound Theatre, Leicester Square, London – Evening Standard Best Newcomer award for Andrew Garfield); Hormonal Housewives (Scottish Tour); The Musical of Musicals – The Musical! (Sound Theatre, London and Kings Head Theatre, London) and Notes from Underground (Trafalgar Studios, London).

Among our Production Accounting and Theatre Finance clients, NLP also works regularly with Playful Productions on productions that have included Million Dollar Quartet, Onassis and Flare Path, all in the West End. Other Production Accounting credits include projects for MPSI Ltd (Pig Farm, McQueen and Exposure) Emma Brunjes Productions (Alice’s Adventures Underground) and Paul Taylor Mills Ltd (End of the Rainbow). Neil has also worked for the National Theatre, The Old Vic, Sadlers Wells, Hampstead Theatre, Glynis Henderson Productions and Wicked in New York.

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Meet The Team

Neil Laidlaw
Neil Laidlaw

Neil Laidlaw

Producer

Neil trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he graduated with a degree in Dramatic Studies. Since then have changed their name, but he has decided not to take that personally.

Neil has been lucky enough to have been able to keep working in theatre since he left drama school. He has produced, general managed, stage managed, accounted, production managed, production electricianed and occasionally a spot of wardrobe. A long time ago he thought he wanted to act and direct but it is probably a very good thing for everyone else that never happened. Yet.

If in doubt he’ll have a Grey Goose Martini, very dry with a twist.

Jenny Halsey
Jenny Halsey

Jenny Halsey

General Manager & Production Accountant

Jenny joined Neil Laidlaw Productions in early 2015 and now works across all Production Accountancy projects. She also General Manages NLP producing projects.
Prior to working for NLP, she worked at the Pleasance Theatre and The Bush.

Before working in theatre, she spent 6 years teaching secondary school maths before completing a one year acting course at Drama Studio London.

Since joining NLP, Jenny has worked as Production Accountant on many shows including Alice’s Adventures Underground, Show Boat and McQueen and as the Production Coordinator on Canned Laughter and Beyond the Fence.

Rich Jones
Rich Jones

Rich Jones

Associate Producer

Rich joined NLP in early 2016, working on Beyond the Fence. He now works on the future development of new and existing NLP projects.

Before working for NLP, Rich lived in New York where he worked for 101 Productions Ltd on projects including Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Belasco Theatre, Tony Award Winner Best Musical Revival) and Romeo and Juliet (Richard Rodgers Theatre).

Rich began his career at Arden Entertainment and then went on to be Production Assistant at the Really Useful Group working on Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Arena Tour) and the original West End productions of The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre) and Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre).

Britta Wicke
Britta Wicke

Britta Wicke

Payroll and Purchase Ledger Manager

Britta joined Neil Laidlaw Productions in November 2016 and is working on the production payroll and purchase ledger across all current projects in a part time role.

Britta joined the NLP after working at Glynis Henderson Productions for 5 years as an Accounts Assistant and Bookkeeper handling Payroll, Purchase and Sales Ledger for UK based and international touring productions of Stomp and other GHP projects.

Originally from Germany, Britta came to the UK in 1998 and was working as a Project Manager and Business Analyst before taking a 4 year break after her daughter was born. She enjoys being able to combine her passion for theatre with her work.

Emma Hall
Emma Hall

Emma Hall

Stage One Trainee Producer

Emma joined NLP as a Stage One Trainee Producer in May 2017.

Before working for NLP, Emma was Commissioning Editor for new writing at Oberon Books and an Associate Producer at Found 111. She continues to run her theatre company, antic | face, for which she has produced three successful productions – Hippolytos (V&A), For Those Who Cry When They Hear the Foxes Scream (Tristan Bates Theatre) and, most recently, School Play (Southwark Playhouse). As well as producing the company’s work so far, she received an Ian Charleson Award nomination for her performance in Hippolytos.

She began her career as a General Assistant to Nick Hytner and Nick Starr at the London Theatre Company and has also done freelance work for Neal Street Productions, Emily Dobbs Productions, Propeller, the RSC (New York) and Paines Plough.

Neil Laidlaw

Neil Laidlaw

Producer

Neil trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he graduated with a degree in Dramatic Studies. Since then have changed their name, but he has decided not to take that personally.

Neil has been lucky enough to have been able to keep working in theatre since he left drama school. He has produced, general managed, stage managed, accounted, production managed, production electricianed and occasionally a spot of wardrobe. A long time ago he thought he wanted to act and direct but it is probably a very good thing for everyone else that never happened. Yet.

If in doubt he’ll have a Grey Goose Martini, very dry with a twist.

Jenny Halsey

Jenny Halsey

General Manager & Production Accountant

Jenny joined Neil Laidlaw Productions in early 2015 and now works across all Production Accountancy projects. She also General Manages NLP producing projects.
Prior to working for NLP, she worked at the Pleasance Theatre and The Bush.

Before working in theatre, she spent 6 years teaching secondary school maths before completing a one year acting course at Drama Studio London.

Since joining NLP, Jenny has worked as Production Accountant on many shows including Alice’s Adventures Underground, Show Boat and McQueen and as the Production Coordinator on Canned Laughter and Beyond the Fence.

Rich Jones

Rich Jones

Associate Producer

Rich joined NLP in early 2016, working on Beyond the Fence. He now works on the future development of new and existing NLP projects.

Before working for NLP, Rich lived in New York where he worked for 101 Productions Ltd on projects including Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Belasco Theatre, Tony Award Winner Best Musical Revival) and Romeo and Juliet (Richard Rodgers Theatre).

Rich began his career at Arden Entertainment and then went on to be Production Assistant at the Really Useful Group working on Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Arena Tour) and the original West End productions of The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre) and Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre).

Britta Wicke

Britta Wicke

Payroll and Purchase Ledger Manager

Britta joined Neil Laidlaw Productions in November 2016 and is working on the production payroll and purchase ledger across all current projects in a part time role.

Britta joined the NLP after working at Glynis Henderson Productions for 5 years as an Accounts Assistant and Bookkeeper handling Payroll, Purchase and Sales Ledger for UK based and international touring productions of Stomp and other GHP projects.

Originally from Germany, Britta came to the UK in 1998 and was working as a Project Manager and Business Analyst before taking a 4 year break after her daughter was born. She enjoys being able to combine her passion for theatre with her work.

Emma Hall

Emma Hall

Stage One Trainee Producer

Emma joined NLP as a Stage One Trainee Producer in May 2017.

Before working for NLP, Emma was Commissioning Editor for new writing at Oberon Books and an Associate Producer at Found 111. She continues to run her theatre company, antic | face, for which she has produced three successful productions – Hippolytos (V&A), For Those Who Cry When They Hear the Foxes Scream (Tristan Bates Theatre) and, most recently, School Play (Southwark Playhouse). As well as producing the company’s work so far, she received an Ian Charleson Award nomination for her performance in Hippolytos.

She began her career as a General Assistant to Nick Hytner and Nick Starr at the London Theatre Company and has also done freelance work for Neal Street Productions, Emily Dobbs Productions, Propeller, the RSC (New York) and Paines Plough.

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Past Productions

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Production Accounting Clients

Wicked
Rent
Bat Out Of Hell
Production Accounting Client – Show Boat
Alice’s Adventures Underground
McQueen
Exposure – Life Through a Lens: The Musical
Pig Farm
End Of The Rainbow
Playful Productions
National Theatre
Glynis Henderson Productions
Hampstead Theatre
Sadler’s Wells
Flare Path
Onassis
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Thanks for visiting our website. We are always looking to hear from potential co-producers, investors or those with creative ideas.

  • We are also able to provide more information about the bespoke Production Accountancy services that we can offer. As Production Accountants we pride ourselves on having a detailed knowledge of the production process and theatre industry at large and can tailor our services to what you require.
  • West End, UK Touring and Broadway investing, whilst a very high-risk investment, can be a rewarding experience. We work with investors to finance a wide range of plays, musicals or events. If you would like to receive additional information or to learn more about investing in theatre, we would also love to hear from you.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accept unsolicited CV’s or head-shots either by post or e-mail. When we are recruiting, available positions will be advertised on the Jobs section of the website.

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Neil Laidlaw Productions
187 Drury Lane
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