Ambassadors Theatre Group Productions
ATG Productions’ most recent work includes: Sunday in the Park With George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford at the newly restored Hudson Theatre on Broadway earlier this year; the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott in a co-production with the Almeida Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions; and the London production of Tony Award-winning play by J T Rogers, Oslo, starring Toby Stephens and Lydia Leonard, which opened at the National Theatre and then transferred directly to the Harold Pinter Theatre in October; Glengarry Glen Ross, starring Christian Slater, which opened at the Playhouse Theatre in November. Other recent productions in the UK have consisted of a series of collaborations with the New Group, including Sam Shepard’s gothic masterpiece Buried Child, starring Ed Harris in an Olivier Award-nominated performance; acerbic new comedy The Spoils, written by and starring BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy award-nominated Jesse Eisenberg; as well as the playwriting debut of internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) in the world premiere of The End of Longing. ATG Productions also presented the phenomenally successful Jamie Lloyd Company (JLC) series at Trafalgar Studios and the Duke of York’s Theatre, which combined pertinent programming and accessible pricing with the aim of developing a new, more diverse theatrical audience. The radical reworking of classic works that were central to this season included Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s), starring Kit Harington; The Maids, starring Uzo Aduba, Zawe Ashton and Laura Carmichael; The Homecoming, starring John Simm, Gary Kemp and Keith Allen; The Ruling Class and Macbeth, starring James McAvoy; East Is East, starring Jane Horrocks; Richard III, starring Martin Freeman; The Pride, starring Hayley Atwell; and The Hothouse, starring Simon Russell Beale and John Simm (Trafalgar Studios).
West End musical productions have included: the musical adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre and UK tour), directed by award-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell, with book and lyrics by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane, starring Robert Lindsay and Katherine Kingsley. ATG Productions reunited with Lane and Yazbek in 2015 on the stage adaptation of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre), Pedro Almodóvar’s 1988 film of the same name, starring Tamsin Greig and Haydn Gwynne. Other recent co-productions include: collaborating with the Almeida Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions, bringing a critically acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning production of Oresteia to Trafalgar Studios in summer 2015. Directed by Robert Icke, this five-star production also featured Lia Williams and Jessica Brown Findlay.
ATG Productions has a commitment to bringing high-quality musicals to the regions. Recent productions and co-productions include: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Jersey Boys, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 – the Musical and the multi- Olivier Award-winning musical Sunny Afternoon, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, book by Joe Penhall and direction by Edward Hall. Recent touring plays include: Victorian thriller Gaslight, starring Kara Tointon, Keith Allen and Rupert Young. Previous touring plays include: Noël Coward’s comedy Private Lives, starring Tom Chambers and Charlotte Ritchie; and East Is East, starring Pauline McLynn.