The company has won the tender to run Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple and The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe from January 2019 for a minimum of ten years.
This news is further expansion of the company’s move into venue, which includes the partnership with the Blackpool Entertainment Company, to bring creative life to the historical Pavilion Theatre, Blackpool.
Talking about the news David Hutchinson, CEO Selladoor Worldwide said, “At the heart of Selladoor has always been making diverse, dynamic and daring theatre. We’re delighted to be bringing our mission to create, support, platform and promote quality theatre and artists to our North Devon theatres.”
It was also announced that The Landmark, having been under used for a number of years, will reopen on the 25th March 2019 when Ian McKellen will open the theatre with his one man show. The Ballot for tickets is open from today on www.landmark-ilfracombe.com.
Selladoor Worldwide are looking to build The Landmark Theatre into a venue focusing on family work and engaging young audiences for their first experience at the theatre. Meanwhile, with the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple, the company is hoping to grow the programme and attract leading touring dramas and musicals.
Phillip Rowntree, CFO Selladoor Worldwide said, “Over the last ten years of producing in theatres of all scales and sizes, in the UK and around the world, Selladoor has always been acutely aware of the importance of local theatres in the regional landscape. We could not be more humbled by the trust vested in us by the Council and people of North Devon, nor could we be more excited by this thrilling new chapter in Selladoor’s life. We cannot wait to begin delivering our vision for the theatres to the communities in Ilfracombe and Barnstaple.”
Selladoor Worldwide originally began as Sell a Door Theatre Company in 2009 and has since gone on to become a producer of mid- and large-scale touring theatre. The list of productions it has produced in 2017/2018 includes 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) and Jersey Boys (International Tour).
For more information about Selladoor Worldwide visit: https://www.selladoor.com/