Selladoor Productions began its life as a small team with big ideas. Established in 2009 with an aim to deliver dynamic, diverse and daring theatre, Selladoor Productions has produced an impressive portfolio of work principally aimed at engaging young adult audiences.
In its six year history, Selladoor Productions has developed rapidly, and has firmly established itself as a leading producer of mid- and large-scale touring theatre. Having produced in excess of 50 productions, the company has become an integral part of the regional theatre landscape in the UK & Ireland. Through new collaborations, lasting partnerships and successful grant applications, Selladoor Productionsv has quickly made an impact amongst the industry and its audiences alike.
The audience experience has always been at the heart of the company’s work and artistic planning. Selladoor Productions prides itself on an acute awareness of the challenges and obstacles that prevent young people from engaging in theatre. From the very outset, the company’s aim has been to makes its work accessible to all, and encourage the next generation of theatre goers.
Following successful UK tours of Dracula (2010), A Taste of Honey (2011) Spring Awakening (2012) and Lord of the Flies (2012), Selladoor Productions went on to produce the first West End production of Seussical, as well as a host of popular regional tours.
In 2013 alone, the company visited over 60 venues, attracting over 25,000 patrons – a figure which quadrupled in 2014, a year which saw the company go from strength to strength, with the UK tour of Kidnapped and UK and Ireland tour of Avenue Q. Large-scale commercial touring is now regularly complementing the company’s not-for-profit roots, creating a varied and distinctive programming structure.
The close of 2014 marked Selladoor Productions’ international debut, with both Avenue Q and Seussical landing in Hong Kong for a pre-Christmas run, while 2015 launched touring productions of a newly commissioned adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde, Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, and the return of Avenue Q. Most recently, the team opened Green Day’s punk rock musical American Idiot at the Arts Theatre in London’s west end.