Ovation Productions

Ovation Theatres Limited is a highly successful theatre production company founded by John and Katie Plews who, since 1985, have been running the theatrical production and corporate event company, Ovation Productions.

Ovation Theatres is responsible for running Upstairs at the Gatehouse, a 140 seat fringe theatre in Highgate, North London.

Ovation was established to produce business conferences, product launches, road shows, award ceremonies and corporate videos. The company has won two Gold IVCA Awards (2000 & 2004) for Corporate Live Events as well as a Silver and Bronze in 2002. A Gold Award for organising the 'Best Corporate Event' was also bestowed on Ovation by business magazine 'Marketing Event' in 2000.

Theatrically Ovation have staged several productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival including Black Comedy (1996) and Forever Plaid (1999). This high energy American musical then continued on a national tour visiting over sixty venues around the UK. In 2001 Ovation returned to Edinburgh with Jessica Martin's acclaimed one woman show Veronique - a Lifelong Cult. 2005 saw Ovation produce Jim Bowen's show at the Edinburgh Festival "You Can't Beat A Bit of Bully". It played to sell out audiences at Jongleurs Comedy Club. Successful London productions include From a Jack to a King, It's Only Make Believe, A Slice of Saturday Night, Little Shop of Horrors, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Cole, Hot Mikado and The Wiz.

Ovation Productions continue to produce business events and video programmes, for further information please call: 020 8340 4256


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Connected mandy members:

Esther Malkinson
Esther Malkinson
Stage Manager
2018, Top Hat, DSM/LX Operator
Upstairs At The Gatehouse
Susannah Owen
2018, Top Hat, Assistant Choreographer
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Samuel Haughton
2018, Top Hat, Bates
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Sam Waddington
Sam Waddington
Lighting Designer
2018, Top Hat, Lighting Designer
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Susannah Owen
Susannah Owen
Choreographer
2018, Top Hat, Assistant Choreographer
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Ally Southern
Ally Southern
Sound Designer
2018, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Deputy Stage Manager
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Rhiannon Hopkins
2018, Return To The Forbidden Planet, Penny Scyllen/Musical Director
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Bethany Barrington-Davis
Bethany Barrington-Davis
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Technical Assistant Stage Manager
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Sam Waddington
Sam Waddington
Lighting Designer
2018, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Lighting Designer
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Christopher Silvester
Christopher Silvester
Production Manager
2018, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Production Manager
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Rhiannon Hopkins
Rhiannon Hopkins
Musician - Piano
2018, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Musical Director/ ‘Penny Scyllen’
Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre
Bethany Barrington-Davis
Bethany Barrington-Davis
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, Monday Night Magic, Show Op
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Michael Pistello
Michael Pistello
Editor (Avid)
2018, Inside Versailles, Editor
Alistair Warr
Alistair Warr
Stage Manager
2018, Camden Fringe Festival (various productions), Venue Technician
Upstairs At The Gatehouse
Rachel Graham
Rachel Graham
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, Treating Odette, Stage Manager
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Sam Waddington
Sam Waddington
Lighting Designer
2017, Treating Odette, Lighting Designer
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Christopher Silvester
Christopher Silvester
Production Manager
2017, Treating Odette, Production Manager
Emily Bestow
Emily Bestow
Set Designer
2017, Treating Odette, Set & Costume Designer
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Chloe Christian
Chloe Christian
Director
2017, Treating Odette, Assistant Director
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Emily Bestow
Emily Bestow
Set Designer
2017, Top Hat, Set & Costume Designer
Upstairs at the Gatehouse

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Alternative Company Names

Ovation, Ovation Theatre, Ovation Theatres, Ovation Theatres Ltd