Practical Productions

Practical Productions is a London production house which produces a number of professional theatre productions each year.. We tend to have a mix of established plays and new writing, all performed by a professional cast of actors.

Our current success is the aviation comedy 'Club Class' which has now been touring for five years and played over 80 large scale regional theatres including 'The Lowery' in Manchester, 'Derby Playhouse' & 'Yvonne Arnauld' in Guildford. We have two casts, one playing the main theatres and one playing smaller arts centres and doing off off private corporate shows for flying clubs, festivals and comedy clubs etc. Previous 'Club Class' cast members have included Simon Turner (ex lead in London's Blood Brothers') Sara Pascoe (one of the stars of the Channel 4 hit comedy 'Free Agent') Harry Denford (headline Jongleurs and circuit comedian) and Adale Bottlang (BBC 'Rome').

Other recent works have included the 4* and 5* reviewed 'Joy Division', a play which has had two London runs and looks at the plight of Nazi sex workers. Other recent plays include, the life of Katherine Howard in 'A Rose without a Thorn' which we premiered at The Rose Theatre, Bankside, London and the musical 'The Legion' which toured UK theatres.

Our company also runs stand up comedy and playwriting courses, using industry professionals.

Our future productions include 'He's Behind You', 'Trekkies' and we are co producing the Sam Dowling play 'Chartist Rising' and have been invited back to 'The Rose' to produce some new plays to be performed at that amazing Thamside Central London theatre space.

We are not a Rep Company, and therefore we audition actors as and when we require them. We work closely with new playwrights and have a commitment to use some actors in each cast who haven’t been to drama school in the traditional sense, maybe attending part time courses etc. and giving them their first professional theatre break, alongside ‘Old theatre pros’. We work closely with 'The City Lit' and try and give some of their students there first professional break in some of our productions. We operate a fair audition process, with each actor invited to a timed meeting and given a few days to prepare and given a section of the script to work from.

Our Artistic policy is simple 'Give the audience what they want'! We produce plays which try to put bums on seats and so we operate from Pinter to Panto. If it sells and a theatre manager/booker wants it, we provide it!


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Connected mandy members:

Ian Richardson
2017, Lolita, Keny Beale Snr
London Theatre, New Cross
Irene Salata
Irene Salata
Actor
2015, The Overcoat, The Girl
The London Theatre
Ian Richardson
2014, The Cherry Orchard, Tramp
The London Theatre
Sue Parker-Nutley
2014, Joy Division, Lisl, the old German lady
The London Theatre
Naomi Vance
Naomi Vance
Actor
2014, Club Class, Cindy
National Tour
Harry Denford
2014, BOUNCERS the 2014 remix, JED
Ian Richardson
2012, Under Milk Wood, Lord Cut-Glass
London Theatre
Camilla Bates
2012, Under Milk Wood, Various Characters
The London Theatre
Sue Parker-Nutley
2012, Under Milk Wood, Mrs Pugh and Ensemble
The London Theatre
Tim Fordyce
Tim Fordyce
Actor
2012, The Proposal, Chubukov
The London Theatre
Jeffrey Mayhew
2012, The Overcoat, The Man (lead)
London Theatre
Tim Fordyce
Tim Fordyce
Actor
2012, The Overcoat, The Chief
the London Theatre
Harry Denford
2012, Midsummer Nights Dream, Bottom
Malvern Theatre
Ian Macnaughton
2012, Importance of Being Earnest, Merryman/Lane
London Theatre New Cross
Anita Creed (formerly Gollschewsky)
2012, Club Class, MJ
London Theatre
Jeffrey Mayhew
2011, Twelfth Night, Malvolio
Swindon Wyvern, Greenwich Up the Creek, Bournemouth Pavilion, Canterbury Gulbenkian. Bromley Amphitheatre
Harry Denford
Harry Denford
Director
2011, Twelfth Night, Director
BIC - Bournemouth and major tour
Martyn August
2011, Twelfth Night, Sebastian
Sid D'Hant
Sid D'Hant
Actor
2011, Twelfth Night, Sir Toby Belch
Swindon/ Bournmouth/Canterbury/Greenwich
Tom Franck
Tom Franck
Actor
2011, Twelfth Night, Fabian
Wyvern Theatre Swindon, Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury

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