Ian Dickens Productions

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Former actor turned director/producer Ian Dickens first approached Gary Iles, Swansea Grand Theatre manager, in 1997 to try and reintroduce a repertory season at the theatre – so much a staple of the John Chilvers era, which had been missing since the late 1980’s. On getting the green light from Gary, Ian assembled a group of professional stage actors and put on a season of four plays starting with “Educating Rita” on July 29th 1997 – just a couple of days after the theatre’s Centenary. The success of the season led to another in 1998 this time with five plays, then 1999 and gradually the tradition of Repertory theatre at Swansea was re-established. In 2010 Ian will bring his 70th Production to Swansea, although the format is slightly different today as each play is a touring production and will have a headlining name from television, which comes to Swansea and goes on to other theatres in the provinces. Nevertheless it provides the opportunity to see locally, a pick and mix of drama, comedy and murder mysteries, which you would otherwise have to visit the West End to see. Popular performers to have appeared in Ian Dickens Productions include Leslie Grantham, Hannah Waterman, David Janson, Sabina Franklyn, David Callister, Frazer Hines, Giles Watling, Deborah Watling, Dilys Watling, Jonathan Morris, Carmen Silvera, David Griffin, Ruth Madoc, Fenella Fielding and countless others. Special mention must also go to Technical Director David North and Productions Coordinator and Director Caroline Burnett who have been with Ian since the beginning and help keep things running like a well oiled machine. Today Ian Dickens Productions Limited have a turnover in excess of 3 million pounds, with over 7 touring productions on the road at any one time. In 2009 they took over the running of the Lincoln Theatre Royal, which then became the base for their touring productions.


Connected mandy members:

Shaun Sinclair
Shaun Sinclair
Stage Manager
2015, Jack And The Beanstalk, BackStage Crew
Lincoln Theatre Royal
Chris J.J. Heaney
2014, Trenches, Guns, Drums & Yells, Private Charlie English
Lincoln Theatre Royal
Rebecca Wheatley
2014, picwick paper, Rachel Wardle
tour national
Carly Jayne Nickson
2014, Design For Murder, Moira
Lincoln, Wolverhampton Grand, Stevenage, Basingstoke
Oliver Blagden
2014, CHARLES DICKENS' THE PICKWICK PAPERS, Sgt Buzzfuzz / Job Trotter
National Tour
Albert Clack
Albert Clack
Actor
2013, The Pickwick Papers, Mr Wardle & The Judge
Davies Palmer
2013, The Pickwick Papers, Mr Perker, Dr Slammer & Count Smorltork
No. 1 Tour
Rebecca Wheatley
2013, steaming, dawn
tour national
Helen Rynne
Helen Rynne
Actor
2013, Steaming, ASM/Understudy
No. 1 Tour
Paul Tonkin
Paul Tonkin
Actor
2013, Murder In Play, Detective Inspector Brewer & Understudy
Theatre Royal Lincoln
Will Pembery
Will Pembery
Stage Assistant
2013, Lincoln Pantomime, Flyer
Theatre Royal Lincoln
Antony Law
Antony Law
Director
2013, Dick Whittington, DSM & CM
Theatre Royal, Lincoln
Natalie Sexton
2013, Dick Whittington, Fairy Bowbells/ Tommy the Cat
Lincoln Theatre Royal
Oliver Blagden
2013, AGATHA CHRISTIE'S A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED, Rudi Scherz / Edmund Swettenham
National Tour
Julia Main
Julia Main
Actor
2013, A Murder Is Announced, Mitzi
Ingrid Evans
Ingrid Evans
Actor
2013, A Murder Is Announced, Mrs Swettenham
Number 1 Tour Dates
Ingrid Evans
Ingrid Evans
Actor
2012, You're Only Young Twice, Grace
Number 1 Tour Dates
Gavin Kerr
Gavin Kerr
Carpenter
2012, The Final Test, Assistant Stage Manager
Danny Dodds
Danny Dodds
Actor
2012, The Cemetery Club, Understudy
Gavin Kerr
Gavin Kerr
Carpenter
2012, Haunted, Assistant Stage Manager

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Alternative Company Names

Ian Dickens Productions Ltd