Selladoor Worldwide


Selladoor Worldwide began its life as Sell a Door Theatre Company in 2009, developing rapidly under co-founders David Hutchinson (CEO) and Phillip Rowntree (CFO) into an integral player in the UK and Ireland’s regional theatre landscape. The company has since established itself as a leading producer of mid- and large-scale touring theatre, with an ever-increasing international presence.

From the very outset, Selladoor Worldwide’s aim has been to make accessible work for our audiences, and their experience is at the heart of the company’s artistic planning. Our objective is to continue to encourage the next generation of theatregoers, primarily young adult audiences, and first-time attendees. Our education programmes and online presence endeavour to provide the most comprehensive experience of our productions possible.

Our origins lie in re-imagined classics and new commissions which we continue to champion to this day. We are able to create a varied and distinctive programme; large-scale commercial touring is complimented by the company’s not-for-profit roots and ongoing investment and development of new work. As a company operating across a range of scales we continue to deliver and invest in our regional and international patron base, as well as our product.

In 2017-18 Selladoor Worldwide’s slate of productions included: Big Fish The Musical (The Other Palace, London); The Crucible (UK Tour); Fame The Musical (30th Anniversary Tour); Flashdance The Musical (UK & International Tours); Footloose The Musical (2nd UK Tour); Kindertransport (25th Anniversary Tour); Guess How Much I Love You (UK & International Tours); Jersey Boys International Tour); Madagascar The Musical (UK Tour); Of Mice and Men (UK Tour); The Producers (International Tour); Rock of Ages (UK Tour); Spamalot (UK Tour); The Very Hungry Caterpillar (DR2 Theatre, New York City); The Wizard of Oz (Winter Gardens, Blackpool).

2019 will see the return of Flashdance The Musical to Asia following a commercially and critically successful engagement in South Korea. Both Fame and Madagascar The Musical continue their popular UK tours, with the former due to land in the West End for a strictly limited 6-week engagement at the Peacock Theatre in September, and the latter touring extensively in international markets. American Idiot has been revived for a 10th Anniversary Tour, and Avenue Q has embarked on its 3rd UK Tour. Presenting in the UK will also be the first West End production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre, as well as European premieres of Amelie and Little Miss Sunshine, both award-winning musicals based on cult classic films. Finally, Selladoor Family will launch new stage adaptations of two beloved children’s properties for UK touring: Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show and The Mr. Men & Little Miss Show. Selladoor are thrilled with the variety of work in production, and remain committed to creating daring, diverse and dynamic productions that are accessible to all.

Selladoor Worldwide now have offices in Bangkok, New York and Shanghai in addition to our headquarters in London, as we continue to produce and tour theatre worldwide. In 2018 Selladoor Creation was launched, which is a brand new platform for new writers to showcase and develop their work with the backing of one of the UK’s leading theatre producers, and bring innovative new work to the national and international stage, making it accessible for all audiences. 2019 brings another exciting venture to the Selladoor Worldwide group, with the announcement of Selladoor Venues.

Selladoor Venues are the current operators for the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple and The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe.

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