22 - 26 NOVEMBER

CENTREPOINT THEATRE, DUCTAC, MALL OF THE EMIRATES - DUBAI

ABOUT THE SHOW

REVIEWS

'COMIC MADNESS.

A TRIUMPH!'

GULF NEWS

'HILARIOUS. OUTSTANDING FROM START TO FINISH'

TIMEOUT DUBAI

'LOVED IT. NOT TO BE MISSED'

7 DAYS

'ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT...

AMAZING COMEDY'

EXPATWOMAN.COM

PARTNERS

Due to Popular Demand – the fantastic fun filled comedy returns! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a fast-paced theatrical romp through all of Shakespeare’s plays which has been seen by millions around the globe.

 

The world’s greatest bard-busters bring madness and mayhem in bucketfuls with them. Get ready for a fast, furious and frenetic 97 minutes featuring every one of Shakespeare’s 37 plays like you’ve never seen them before. Including Othello as a Rap song, Titus Andronicus presented as a TV cooking show and The Histories turned into an American Football game – it’s Shakespeare that would make the great man turn in his grave – with a grin on his face!

 

London’s longest ever running comedy is in Dubai for a strictly limited season only. Shakespeare has never been so accessible before. Sit through Hamlet for four hours? No need – catch it performed backwards in half a minute! Don’t miss out on this hilarious, feel-good show.

 

John Payton & Lucy Magee for Popular Productions present

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

 

Starring GARY FANNIN  - ANDREW HODGES -

PETER BROOKES

Directed by JOHN PAYTON

 

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited, London

WIN A MILLION

 

 

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION* ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEGALLY CHANGE YOUR NAME TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, SHAVE ALL YOU HAIR OFF, GROW A POINTY BEARD AND WAIT 400 YEARS.

 

IF YOU CAN DO THIS, THE MONEY IS YOURS!

 

* ALL WINNINGS WILL BE PAID IN MONOPOLY NOTES AND COINS.

Copyright 2016 Popular Productions LTD | All rights reserved

 

CAST

GARY FANNIN

ANDREW HODGES

PETER BROOKE

Gary Fannin worked extensively for many years with The Reduced Shakespeare Company in London’s West End performing in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) and THE BIBLE, THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED). He also was Staff Director for the company for several years and directed the 2004 UK National tour of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED). Recently he toured with the company in their latest show THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) in 2015.

 

Film and TV credits include the latest Bond film SPECTRE playing the German Head of Nations and the TV series 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY. As well as acting Gary also co-produced the short film YOU, ME AND CAPTAIN LONGBRIDGE for Swing It Films and also directed the award winning short film OUT OF NOWHERE for Solution Films. He has also directed, produced and production managed other short films in the UK. For radio he directed the pilot episode of BOONDOGGLE – The Unbelievable Memoirs of Star Captain Bruce Hardley.

 

This past summer Gary also originated the role of Dr Carl Vaernet in SAVAGE at Above The Arts Theatre, London.

Andrew is a graduate of The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

 

In 2015 he performed in a national tour of The Reduced Shakespeare Company's latest show: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED). Since then he has played Man 2 in THE 39 STEPS, both in the West End (Criterion Theatre & UK Tour) and Fluellen in Antic Disposition's critically acclaimed HENRY V. Other credits include : Charles the Wrestler and Master Page in AS YOU LIKE IT and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (GB Theatre ); Quince/Demetrius and previously Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Creation and Chapterhouse Theatre); Escalus in MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Bridewell Theatre) and Hortensio in TAMING OF THE SHREW and Marley/Fred/Mr Fezziwig in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, both of which were performed worldwide with TNT Theatre.

 

 

 

Born in Toronto of American and British parents, Peter lives and works internationally.  In the USA drama series, THE FUGITIVE CHRONICLES, he took on the title role in the Danny Ray Horning episode, portraying the wily but misunderstood convict who eluded his pursuers.  His television credits also include DR WHO, SHERLOCK, SMALL ISLAND, BLOOD IN THE WATER, THE ENEMY WITHIN, BILLY THE KID, OVER HERE, THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET and SPOOKS (or MI5 as it is known in the USA).

 

Peter first took over the role of Captain Jack Ross in the West End's A FEW GOOD MEN, written by Aaron Sorkin and also starring Rob Lowe. He then played Phil in the West End premiere of Arthur Miller's RESURRECTION BLUES, directed by the late, great Robert Altman, and produced by Kevin Spacey.  He appeared again in the West End as John Williamson in David Mamet's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS with Jonathan Pryce and Aiden Gillen.

 

Appearing in such films as CASINO ROYALE and THE DARK KNIGHT, he also plays hippie activist Jerry Rubin in the upcoming Warner Brothers movie HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE, opposite Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller. In addition, he is the crazed DJ Phoenix Fox and the evil Kragger in the recent video games FORZA HORIZON and LEGO: LEGENDS OF CHIMA.

 

Recently, Peter has been shooting the feature RED LIGHTS with Robert De Niro, the Swiss film TRAINED, the 20th Century Fox horror WRONG TURN 5, and StudioCanal's THE DINOSAUR PROJECT.

 

CREATIVES

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

PLAYWRIGHT

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on 23rd April 1564. His father William was a successful local businessman and his mother Mary was the daughter of a landowner. Relatively prosperous, it is likely the family paid for Williams education, although there is no evidence he attended university. Clearly from his lack of  literary ability, he did not. William, aged only 18, married an older woman named Anne Hathaway. You old dog Shakespeare! Not the Oscar winning actress of course. A different Anne Hathaway. This one had worse teeth.

 

They had three children, Susanna, Hamnet and Juliet. Their only son Hamnet died aged just 11. Huh. No wonder Shakespeare created a suicidal Danish named Hamlet. After his marriage, information about the life of Shakespeare is sketchy but it seems he spent most of his time in London – writing and acting in his plays and visiting M&M World and Madame Tussauds.

 

Due to some well timed investments Shakespeare was able to secure a firm financial background, leaving time for writing and acting. The best of these investments was buying some real estate near Stratford in 1605, which soon doubled in value. Sadly due to the great Brexit of 1614, Shakespeare lost everything and finished a pauper, busking on the streets of London with his Beyonce tribute act.

 

 

JOHN PAYTON

DIRECTOR

John has directed for a wide variety of companies and theatres. Most recently he directed international productions of ‘ANNIE’, ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’ and ‘THE WOMAN IN BLACK’. He will next direct 'ALADDIN' for QDOS in Llandudno at Venue Cymru this Christmas. John trained as a director at the Court Theatre Company, London after reading Theatre at Lancaster University. He has directed over sixty productions for a wide variety of companies and theatres internationally.

 

Musicals as Director include: THE WIZARD OF OZ (RSC - Madinat Theatre); JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Madinat Theatre); OLIVER! (First Group Theatre), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (City Hall Theatre, Bermuda), DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Beck Theatre/HQ Theatres), DISNEY’S CAMP ROCK (First Group Theatre), The award-winning production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (First Group Theatre, Dubai & BIECC, Bahrain & QNCC Theatre, Doha), BLOOD BROTHERS (First Group Theatre), FAME THE MUSICAL (Middle East Premiere), FOOTLOOSE (Beck Theatre – HQ Theatres),

ANNIE (First Group Theatre), THE WIZARD OF OZ (RSC - HQ Theatres), SUMMER HOLIDAY (Beck Theatre), DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 1 & DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 (Centrepoint Theatre, Middle East Premieres), CAPTAIN LOUIE (Questors Theatre), BLUES BROTHERS UNLIMITED, which he also wrote, (Centrepoint Theatre), FAME THE MUSICAL (Beck Theatre/Roda MacGaw Theatre/Questors Theatre/Leatherhead Theatre), THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG (Middle East Premiere), WEST SIDE STORY

(Livenation/Beck Theatre & Watford Theatre), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Nuffield Theatre/Beck Theatre), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Watford Theatre), ASSASSINS (Barn Theatre, Hampton Court), ANYTHING GOES (Thorndike Theatre), THE BAKERS WIFE (Barn Theatre, Hampton Court), BUGSY MALONE (Beck Theatre/Richmond Theatre/Maidenhead Theatre), NINE (Questor’s Theatre), THE FULL MONTY (Beck Theatre), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Questors Theatre).

 

Plays as Director include: THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Madinat Theatre, Dubai/Jaheli Theatre, Abu Dhabi), Stephen King’s MISERY starring Darren Day (First Group Theatre), WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (First Group Theatre), THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED (UAE Tour), TEECHERS (Epsom Playhouse/Madinat Theatre), STONES IN HIS POCKETS (Centerpoint Theatre & First Group Theatre),

EDUCATING RITA (Madinat Theatre), 1984 (DS Productions), BETRAYAL (SFE Theatre Company), THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Seevic Theatre), LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Madinat Theatre), STAGS AND HENS (US Tour), BLOOD BROTHERS (Hampton Hill Playhouse).

 

His Stage Design and Video Design work includes: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Bahrain/Qatar/Dubai tour); WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (Dubai); THE WIZARD OF OZ (Madinat Theatre); THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED (UAE Tour). John was an actor in a 'former life' appearing in many UK and European tours and West End productions. He is Co-Producer and co-founder of Popular Productions and Co-founder of the West End Stage Experience.

 

DAN CREASEY

LIGHTING

Dan Creasey has been lighting shows for over 10 years with various designs such as the Lytham Proms outdoor concerts on the Fylde Coast, Russell Watson's UK Tour and more recently the UK Tour of COLLABRO, the winners of Britains Got Talent in 2014.

 

Other work includes; THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Madinat Theatre); WILLY WONKA THE MUSICAL (Dubai, Centrepoint Theatre); SHREK THE MUSICAL (Gaiety Theatre); MACBETH (International Tour); THE TEMPEST (International Tour).

 

His passion in creative and entertainment lighting led him to creating his own company which hire and consult on lighting design nationally.

ANNA SAUNDERS

COSTUME

Anna studied Theatre Practice: Costume Constructions at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

 

Previous credits as Costume Designer/Supervisor: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Popular Productions, Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha & Bahrain Tour); SPRING AWAKENING, LUCKY STIFF and ZOMBIE PRO (Renegade Theatre Company); THE WIZARD OF OZ and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (Popular Productions, Madinat Theatre, Dubai); THE TEMPEST (Curve Young Company, Leicester Curve); A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL (Tabard Theatre); I NEED A DOCTOR: THE UNAUTHORISED WHOSICAL ADVENTURE (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2013); GREASE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, OUR HOUSE and WEST SIDE STORY (Wycombe Swan); JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, PETER PAN, CINDERELLA and SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES (Beck Theatre); Anna is also a dresser for the English National Opera.

LUCY MAGEE

COMPANY MANAGER

In 2004 Lucy co-founded Popular Productions Ltd. Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty-five major productions to its name.

 

In 2008 Lucy also co- founded The West End Stage Experience the sister company of Popular, a training programme that gives upcoming talent the chance to audition for, rehearse and perform in large scale, professionally produced stage productions in the UAE. Lucy has produced and ‘Company Managed’ all of the shows in the ‘Popular’ and ‘WESE’ catalogue – no mean feat considering one of the largest companies stood at 146+! She also acts as the Press and Sponsorship Officer for all shows.

 

Away from the Production Company and her work as an actress and singer Lucy is also ‘Head of Entertainment for GEM Entertainers’, a UAE based entertainment provider. She is also a private performance coach specializing in acting and singing and freelances as a corporate Entertainment Director, Casting Director and Entertainment Advisor. Work credits in these fields include Jungle Cirque, The Upside Down World of Alice and The Princess Show at Yas Mall, Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sinbad at the Sharjah Eid Festival, The Brookfield Circus Party, BCG Wonderland, IMG World, The Winter Festival 2015, Milkshake Media, The Big Pink Ball 2015, The Dubai Shopping Festival 2015 for which she produced and directed ‘West End to Broadway, The Dubai Christmas Festival 2014, Souk Al Waqif Winter Festival 2014 for which she produced, wrote and directed ‘Dino Park’, Rewind Festival, KidsFest Dubai and AbuDhabi, the relaunch of the QE2 New Years Eve 2011, Here and Now, The ARAMCO Summer Festival 2012, ITD Group, Bareface Casting, Emaar, Craft Digital, Serco, FIFA, Cancer Research, Somerset House, World Trade Group, Campbell Voices, Outsource World and GITEX.

 

This Christmas Lucy will be producing and directing ‘The Rat Pack Gala Night’ for the Dubai Winter Festival and ‘Festive Fantasy’ for Yas Mall.

 

For more information on Lucy please visit www.lucymagee.com

 

 

POPULAR PRODUCTIONS LTD

PRODUCER

Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty major productions to its name.  Based in London and Dubai its producers are Lucy Magee & John Payton.

 

Earlier this year the company produced ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Madinat Theatre. In 2015 the company produced ‘The Woman in Black’ and ‘Annie’ at the Madinat Theatre, Dubai to great success. Before this they presented ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Qatar National Convention Centre Doha. This followed hit productions of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and  ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ both in Dubai at the Madinat Theatre. Preceding this was a Middle East tour of ‘The Woman in Black’ at the ‘First Group Theatre’ in Dubai and the ‘Al Jaheli Theatre’ in Abu Dhabi.

 

Other theatre includes: the Timeout Dubai Nightlife Award winning production of ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Bahrain Summer Festival, BIECC and ‘Oliver!’ (First Group Theatre); The UAE premiere of Stephen King’s horror ‘Misery’ starring TV and West End’s Darren Day and Yvonne O’Grady (First Group Theatre), The 2011 record-breaking sell out production of ‘The Sound of Music’ (First Group Theatre), the Middle East premiere of Disney’s new musical ‘Camp Rock’ (First Group Theatre), ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (First Group Theatre, ‘Fame the Musical’ (First Group Theatre), ‘Blood Brothers’, (First Group Theatre), ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (First Group Theatre)’ ‘Stones in His Pockets’ (First group Theatre & Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Disney High School Musical 2’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC),

‘Annie’ (Madinat Theatre),‘Disney High School Musical’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Blues Brothers Unlimited’(Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), John Godber's comedy 'Teechers' and Neil Simon's comedy musical 'They're Playing Our Song' (Madinat Theatre), Willy Russell's 'Educating Rita', (Madinat Theatre), The hit London revival of the West End comedy musical 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change', (London and Dubai), John Osborne's classic play 'Look Back in Anger' (Madinat Theatre) and the critically acclaimed production of Stephen King's thriller 'Misery' which starred Susan Penhaligon and Michael Praed (Kings Head Theatre, London).

 

VISIT THE PRODUCER'S WEBSITE

 

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TUES 22 - SAT 26 NOVEMBER

CENTREPOINT THEATRE, DUCTAC,

MALL OF THE EMIRATES - DUBAI

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WEDS 23RD: 11AM & 8PM

THURS 24TH: 11AM & 8PM

FRI 25TH: 3PM & 8PM

SAT 26TH: 8PM

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22 - 26 NOVEMBER

CENTREPOINT THEATRE, DUCTAC, MALL OF THE EMIRATES - DUBAI

PLAYWRIGHT

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on 23rd April 1564. His father William was a successful local businessman and his mother Mary was the daughter of a landowner. Relatively prosperous, it is likely the family paid for Williams education, although there is no evidence he attended university. Clearly from his lack of  literary ability, he did not. William, aged only 18, married an older woman named Anne Hathaway. You old dog Shakespeare! Not the Oscar winning actress of course. A different Anne Hathaway. This one had worse teeth.

 

They had three children, Susanna, Hamnet and Juliet. Their only son Hamnet died aged just 11. Huh. No wonder Shakespeare created a suicidal Danish named Hamlet. After his marriage, information about the life of Shakespeare is sketchy but it seems he spent most of his time in London – writing and acting in his plays and visiting M&M World and Madame Tussauds.

 

Due to some well timed investments Shakespeare was able to secure a firm financial background, leaving time for writing and acting. The best of these investments was buying some real estate near Stratford in 1605, which soon doubled in value. Sadly due to the great Brexit of 1614, Shakespeare lost everything and finished a pauper, busking on the streets of London with his Beyonce tribute act.

 

 

22 - 26 NOVEMBER

CENTREPOINT THEATRE, DUCTAC, MALL OF THE EMIRATES - DUBAI

BOOK TICKETS

PERFORMANCES

SHOW TIMINGS

TUES 22 - SAT 26 NOVEMBER

CENTREPOINT THEATRE, DUCTAC,

MALL OF THE EMIRATES - DUBAI

TUES 22ND: 8PM

WEDS 23RD: 11AM & 8PM

THURS 24TH: 11AM & 8PM

FRI 25TH: 3PM & 8PM

SAT 26TH: 8PM

BOOK ONLINE NOW

OR BOOK IN PERSON

AT THE DUCTAC BOX OFFICE

2ND LEVEL,

MALL OF THE EMIRATES, DUBAI

DUCTAC BOX OFFICE TELEPHONE:

+971 4 341 4777

 

PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE DIRECT IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR BOOKING

SEAT PRICING

VIP STALLS 200AED PER PERSON

BOXES 200AED PER PERSON

 

STALLS 170AED PER PERSON

BALCONY 170AED PER PERSON

 

BALCONY

STALLS

BOX

VIP STALLS

BOX

STAGE

GROUPS

GROUP DEALS AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS OF OVER 10 AT ALL PERFORMANCES IN PERSON AT DUCTAC BOX OFFICE ONLY

 

SCHOOL BOOKINGS CONTACT: LM@POPULARPRODUCTIONS.COM

YOUR VISIT

HOW TO GET TO THE THEATRE

 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Due to Popular Demand – the fantastic fun filled comedy returns! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a fast-paced theatrical romp through all of Shakespeare’s plays which has been seen by millions around the globe.

 

The world’s greatest bard-busters bring madness and mayhem in bucketfuls with them. Get ready for a fast, furious and frenetic 97 minutes featuring every one of Shakespeare’s 37 plays like you’ve never seen them before. Including Othello as a Rap song, Titus Andronicus presented as a TV cooking show and The Histories turned into an American Football game – it’s Shakespeare that would make the great man turn in his grave – with a grin on his face!

 

London’s longest ever running comedy is in Dubai for a strictly limited season only. Shakespeare has never been so accessible before. Sit through Hamlet for four hours? No need – catch it performed backwards in half a minute! Don’t miss out on this hilarious, feel-good show.

 

John Payton & Lucy Magee for Popular Productions present

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

 

Starring GARY FANNIN  - ANDREW HODGES -

PETER BROOKES

Directed by JOHN PAYTON

 

'ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT...

AMAZING COMEDY'

EXPATWOMAN.COM

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited, London

REVIEWS

'COMIC MADNESS.

A TRIUMPH!'

GULF NEWS

'HILARIOUS. OUTSTANDING FROM START TO FINISH'

TIMEOUT DUBAI

'LOVED IT. NOT TO BE MISSED'

7 DAYS

CAST

GARY FANNIN

Gary Fannin worked extensively for many years with The Reduced Shakespeare Company in London’s West End performing in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) and THE BIBLE, THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED). He also was Staff Director for the company for several years and directed the 2004 UK National tour of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED). Recently he toured with the company in their latest show THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) in 2015.

 

Film and TV credits include the latest Bond film SPECTRE playing the German Head of Nations and the TV series 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY. As well as acting Gary also co-produced the short film YOU, ME AND CAPTAIN LONGBRIDGE for Swing It Films and also directed the award winning short film OUT OF NOWHERE for Solution Films. He has also directed, produced and production managed other short films in the UK. For radio he directed the pilot episode of BOONDOGGLE – The Unbelievable Memoirs of Star Captain Bruce Hardley.

 

This past summer Gary also originated the role of Dr Carl Vaernet in SAVAGE at Above The Arts Theatre, London.

ANDREW HODGES

Andrew is a graduate of The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

 

In 2015 he performed in a national tour of The Reduced Shakespeare Company's latest show: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED). Since then he has played Man 2 in THE 39 STEPS, both in the West End (Criterion Theatre & UK Tour) and Fluellen in Antic Disposition's critically acclaimed HENRY V. Other credits include : Charles the Wrestler and Master Page in AS YOU LIKE IT and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (GB Theatre ); Quince/Demetrius and previously Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Creation and Chapterhouse Theatre); Escalus in MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Bridewell Theatre) and Hortensio in TAMING OF THE SHREW and Marley/Fred/Mr Fezziwig in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, both of which were performed worldwide with TNT Theatre.

 

 

 

PETER BROOKE

Born in Toronto of American and British parents, Peter lives and works internationally.  In the USA drama series, THE FUGITIVE CHRONICLES, he took on the title role in the Danny Ray Horning episode, portraying the wily but misunderstood convict who eluded his pursuers.  His television credits also include DR WHO, SHERLOCK, SMALL ISLAND, BLOOD IN THE WATER, THE ENEMY WITHIN, BILLY THE KID, OVER HERE, THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET and SPOOKS (or MI5 as it is known in the USA).

 

Peter first took over the role of Captain Jack Ross in the West End's A FEW GOOD MEN, written by Aaron Sorkin and also starring Rob Lowe. He then played Phil in the West End premiere of Arthur Miller's RESURRECTION BLUES, directed by the late, great Robert Altman, and produced by Kevin Spacey.  He appeared again in the West End as John Williamson in David Mamet's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS with Jonathan Pryce and Aiden Gillen.

 

Appearing in such films as CASINO ROYALE and THE DARK KNIGHT, he also plays hippie activist Jerry Rubin in the upcoming Warner Brothers movie HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE, opposite Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller. In addition, he is the crazed DJ Phoenix Fox and the evil Kragger in the recent video games FORZA HORIZON and LEGO: LEGENDS OF CHIMA.

 

Recently, Peter has been shooting the feature RED LIGHTS with Robert De Niro, the Swiss film TRAINED, the 20th Century Fox horror WRONG TURN 5, and StudioCanal's THE DINOSAUR PROJECT.

 

CREATIVES

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

PLAYWRIGHT

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on 23rd April 1564. His father William was a successful local businessman and his mother Mary was the daughter of a landowner. Relatively prosperous, it is likely the family paid for Williams education, although there is no evidence he attended university. Clearly from his lack of  literary ability, he did not. William, aged only 18, married an older woman named Anne Hathaway. You old dog Shakespeare! Not the Oscar winning actress of course. A different Anne Hathaway. This one had worse teeth.

 

They had three children, Susanna, Hamnet and Juliet. Their only son Hamnet died aged just 11. Huh. No wonder Shakespeare created a suicidal Danish named Hamlet. After his marriage, information about the life of Shakespeare is sketchy but it seems he spent most of his time in London – writing and acting in his plays and visiting M&M World and Madame Tussauds.

 

Due to some well timed investments Shakespeare was able to secure a firm financial background, leaving time for writing and acting. The best of these investments was buying some real estate near Stratford in 1605, which soon doubled in value. Sadly due to the great Brexit of 1614, Shakespeare lost everything and finished a pauper, busking on the streets of London with his Beyonce tribute act.

 

 

JOHN PAYTON

DIRECTOR

John has directed for a wide variety of companies and theatres. Most recently he directed international productions of ‘ANNIE’, ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’ and ‘THE WOMAN IN BLACK’. He will next direct 'ALADDIN' for QDOS in Llandudno at Venue Cymru this Christmas. John trained as a director at the Court Theatre Company, London after reading Theatre at Lancaster University. He has directed over sixty productions for a wide variety of companies and theatres internationally.

 

Musicals as Director include: THE WIZARD OF OZ (RSC - Madinat Theatre); JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Madinat Theatre); OLIVER! (First Group Theatre), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (City Hall Theatre, Bermuda), DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Beck Theatre/HQ Theatres), DISNEY’S CAMP ROCK (First Group Theatre), The award-winning production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (First Group Theatre, Dubai & BIECC, Bahrain & QNCC Theatre, Doha), BLOOD BROTHERS (First Group Theatre), FAME THE MUSICAL (Middle East Premiere), FOOTLOOSE (Beck Theatre – HQ Theatres), ANNIE (First Group Theatre), THE WIZARD OF OZ (RSC - HQ Theatres), SUMMER HOLIDAY (Beck Theatre), DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 1 & DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 (Centrepoint Theatre, Middle East Premieres), CAPTAIN LOUIE (Questors Theatre), BLUES BROTHERS UNLIMITED, which he also wrote, (Centrepoint Theatre), FAME THE MUSICAL (Beck Theatre/Roda MacGaw Theatre/Questors Theatre/Leatherhead Theatre), THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG (Middle East Premiere), WEST SIDE STORY (Livenation/Beck Theatre & Watford Theatre), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Nuffield Theatre/Beck Theatre), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Watford Theatre), ASSASSINS (Barn Theatre, Hampton Court), ANYTHING GOES (Thorndike Theatre), THE BAKERS WIFE (Barn Theatre, Hampton Court), BUGSY MALONE (Beck Theatre/Richmond Theatre/Maidenhead Theatre), NINE (Questor’s Theatre), THE FULL MONTY (Beck Theatre), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Questors Theatre).

 

Plays as Director include: THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Madinat Theatre, Dubai/Jaheli Theatre, Abu Dhabi), Stephen King’s MISERY starring Darren Day (First Group Theatre), WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (First Group Theatre), THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED (UAE Tour), TEECHERS (Epsom Playhouse/Madinat Theatre), STONES IN HIS POCKETS (Centerpoint Theatre & First Group Theatre), EDUCATING RITA (Madinat Theatre), 1984 (DS Productions), BETRAYAL (SFE Theatre Company), THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Seevic Theatre), LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Madinat Theatre), STAGS AND HENS (US Tour), BLOOD BROTHERS (Hampton Hill Playhouse).

 

His Stage Design and Video Design work includes: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Bahrain/Qatar/Dubai tour); WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (Dubai); THE WIZARD OF OZ (Madinat Theatre); THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED (UAE Tour). John was an actor in a 'former life' appearing in many UK and European tours and West End productions. He is Co-Producer and co-founder of Popular Productions and Co-founder of the West End Stage Experience.

 

DAN CREASEY

LIGHTING

Dan Creasey has been lighting shows for over 10 years with various designs such as the Lytham Proms outdoor concerts on the Fylde Coast, Russell Watson's UK Tour and more recently the UK Tour of COLLABRO, the winners of Britains Got Talent in 2014.

 

Other work includes; THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Madinat Theatre); WILLY WONKA THE MUSICAL (Dubai, Centrepoint Theatre); SHREK THE MUSICAL (Gaiety Theatre); MACBETH (International Tour); THE TEMPEST (International Tour).

 

His passion in creative and entertainment lighting led him to creating his own company which hire and consult on lighting design nationally.

ANNA SAUNDERS

COSTUME

Anna studied Theatre Practice: Costume Constructions at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

 

Previous credits as Costume Designer/Supervisor: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Popular Productions, Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha & Bahrain Tour); SPRING AWAKENING, LUCKY STIFF and ZOMBIE PRO (Renegade Theatre Company); THE WIZARD OF OZ and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (Popular Productions, Madinat Theatre, Dubai); THE TEMPEST (Curve Young Company, Leicester Curve); A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL (Tabard Theatre); I NEED A DOCTOR: THE UNAUTHORISED WHOSICAL ADVENTURE (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2013); GREASE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, OUR HOUSE and WEST SIDE STORY (Wycombe Swan); JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, PETER PAN, CINDERELLA and SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES (Beck Theatre); Anna is also a dresser for the English National Opera.

LUCY MAGEE

COMPANY MANAGER

In 2004 Lucy co-founded Popular Productions Ltd. Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty-five major productions to its name.

 

In 2008 Lucy also co- founded The West End Stage Experience the sister company of Popular, a training programme that gives upcoming talent the chance to audition for, rehearse and perform in large scale, professionally produced stage productions in the UAE. Lucy has produced and ‘Company Managed’ all of the shows in the ‘Popular’ and ‘WESE’ catalogue – no mean feat considering one of the largest companies stood at 146+! She also acts as the Press and Sponsorship Officer for all shows.

 

Away from the Production Company and her work as an actress and singer Lucy is also ‘Head of Entertainment for GEM Entertainers’, a UAE based entertainment provider. She is also a private performance coach specializing in acting and singing and freelances as a corporate Entertainment Director, Casting Director and Entertainment Advisor. Work credits in these fields include Jungle Cirque, The Upside Down World of Alice and The Princess Show at Yas Mall, Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sinbad at the Sharjah Eid Festival, The Brookfield Circus Party, BCG Wonderland, IMG World, The Winter Festival 2015, Milkshake Media, The Big Pink Ball 2015, The Dubai Shopping Festival 2015 for which she produced and directed ‘West End to Broadway, The Dubai Christmas Festival 2014, Souk Al Waqif Winter Festival 2014 for which she produced, wrote and directed ‘Dino Park’, Rewind Festival, KidsFest Dubai and AbuDhabi, the relaunch of the QE2 New Years Eve 2011, Here and Now, The ARAMCO Summer Festival 2012, ITD Group, Bareface Casting, Emaar, Craft Digital, Serco, FIFA, Cancer Research, Somerset House, World Trade Group, Campbell Voices, Outsource World and GITEX.

 

This Christmas Lucy will be producing and directing ‘The Rat Pack Gala Night’ for the Dubai Winter Festival and ‘Festive Fantasy’ for Yas Mall.

 

For more information on Lucy please visit www.lucymagee.com

 

 

POPULAR PRODUCTIONS LTD

PRODUCER

Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty major productions to its name.  Based in London and Dubai its producers are Lucy Magee & John Payton.

 

Earlier this year the company produced ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Madinat Theatre. In 2015 the company produced ‘The Woman in Black’ and ‘Annie’ at the Madinat Theatre, Dubai to great success. Before this they presented ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Qatar National Convention Centre Doha. This followed hit productions of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and  ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ both in Dubai at the Madinat Theatre. Preceding this was a Middle East tour of ‘The Woman in Black’ at the ‘First Group Theatre’ in Dubai and the ‘Al Jaheli Theatre’ in Abu Dhabi.

 

Other theatre includes: the Timeout Dubai Nightlife Award winning production of ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Bahrain Summer Festival, BIECC and ‘Oliver!’ (First Group Theatre); The UAE premiere of Stephen King’s horror ‘Misery’ starring TV and West End’s Darren Day and Yvonne O’Grady (First Group Theatre), The 2011 record-breaking sell out production of ‘The Sound of Music’ (First Group Theatre), the Middle East premiere of Disney’s new musical ‘Camp Rock’ (First Group Theatre), ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (First Group Theatre, ‘Fame the Musical’ (First Group Theatre), ‘Blood Brothers’, (First Group Theatre), ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (First Group Theatre)’ ‘Stones in His Pockets’ (First group Theatre & Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Disney High School Musical 2’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC) ‘Annie’ (Madinat Theatre),‘Disney High School Musical’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, ‘Blues Brothers Unlimited’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), John Godber's comedy 'Teechers' and Neil Simon's comedy musical 'They're Playing Our Song' (Madinat Theatre), Willy Russell's 'Educating Rita', (Madinat Theatre), The hit London revival of the West End comedy musical 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change', (London and Dubai), John Osborne's classic play 'Look Back in Anger' (Madinat Theatre) and the critically acclaimed production of Stephen King's thriller 'Misery' which starred Susan Penhaligon and Michael Praed (Kings Head Theatre, London).

 

VISIT THE PRODUCER'S WEBSITE

 

WIN A MILLION

 

 

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION* ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEGALLY CHANGE YOUR NAME TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, SHAVE ALL YOU HAIR OFF, GROW A POINTY BEARD AND WAIT 400 YEARS.

 

IF YOU CAN DO THIS, THE MONEY IS YOURS!

 

* ALL WINNINGS WILL BE PAID IN MONOPOLY NOTES AND COINS.

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TUES 22 - SAT 26 NOVEMBER

CENTREPOINT THEATRE, DUCTAC,

MALL OF THE EMIRATES - DUBAI

SHOW TIMINGS

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WEDS 23RD: 11AM & 8PM

THURS 24TH: 11AM & 8PM

FRI 25TH: 3PM & 8PM

SAT 26TH: 8PM

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Due to Popular Demand – the fantastic fun filled comedy returns! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a fast-paced theatrical romp through all of Shakespeare’s plays which has been seen by millions around the globe.

 

The world’s greatest bard-busters bring madness and mayhem in bucketfuls with them. Get ready for a fast, furious and frenetic 97 minutes featuring every one of Shakespeare’s 37 plays like you’ve never seen them before. Including Othello as a Rap song, Titus Andronicus presented as a TV cooking show and The Histories turned into an American Football game – it’s Shakespeare that would make the great man turn in his grave – with a grin on his face!

 

London’s longest ever running comedy is in Dubai for a strictly limited season only. Shakespeare has never been so accessible before. Sit through Hamlet for four hours? No need – catch it performed backwards in half a minute! Don’t miss out on this hilarious, feel-good show.

 

John Payton & Lucy Magee for Popular Productions present

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

 

Starring GARY FANNIN  - ANDREW HODGES -

PETER BROOKES

Directed by JOHN PAYTON

 

CAST

GARY FANNIN

Gary Fannin worked extensively for many years with The Reduced Shakespeare Company in London’s West End performing in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) and THE BIBLE, THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED). He also was Staff Director for the company for several years and directed the 2004 UK National tour of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED). Recently he toured with the company in their latest show THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) in 2015.

 

Film and TV credits include the latest Bond film SPECTRE playing the German Head of Nations and the TV series 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY. As well as acting Gary also co-produced the short film YOU, ME AND CAPTAIN LONGBRIDGE for Swing It Films and also directed the award winning short film OUT OF NOWHERE for Solution Films. He has also directed, produced and production managed other short films in the UK. For radio he directed the pilot episode of BOONDOGGLE – The Unbelievable Memoirs of Star Captain Bruce Hardley.

 

This past summer Gary also originated the role of Dr Carl Vaernet in SAVAGE at Above The Arts Theatre, London.

ANDREW HODGES

Andrew is a graduate of The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

 

In 2015 he performed in a national tour of The Reduced Shakespeare Company's latest show: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED). Since then he has played Man 2 in THE 39 STEPS, both in the West End (Criterion Theatre & UK Tour) and Fluellen in Antic Disposition's critically acclaimed HENRY V. Other credits include : Charles the Wrestler and Master Page in AS YOU LIKE IT and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (GB Theatre ); Quince/Demetrius and previously Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Creation and Chapterhouse Theatre); Escalus in MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Bridewell Theatre) and Hortensio in TAMING OF THE SHREW and Marley/Fred/Mr Fezziwig in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, both of which were performed worldwide with TNT Theatre.

 

 

 

PETER BROOKE

Born in Toronto of American and British parents, Peter lives and works internationally.  In the USA drama series, THE FUGITIVE CHRONICLES, he took on the title role in the Danny Ray Horning episode, portraying the wily but misunderstood convict who eluded his pursuers.  His television credits also include DR WHO, SHERLOCK, SMALL ISLAND, BLOOD IN THE WATER, THE ENEMY WITHIN, BILLY THE KID, OVER HERE, THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET and SPOOKS (or MI5 as it is known in the USA).

 

Peter first took over the role of Captain Jack Ross in the West End's A FEW GOOD MEN, written by Aaron Sorkin and also starring Rob Lowe. He then played Phil in the West End premiere of Arthur Miller's RESURRECTION BLUES, directed by the late, great Robert Altman, and produced by Kevin Spacey.  He appeared again in the West End as John Williamson in David Mamet's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS with Jonathan Pryce and Aiden Gillen.

 

Appearing in such films as CASINO ROYALE and THE DARK KNIGHT, he also plays hippie activist Jerry Rubin in the upcoming Warner Brothers movie HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE, opposite Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller. In addition, he is the crazed DJ Phoenix Fox and the evil Kragger in the recent video games FORZA HORIZON and LEGO: LEGENDS OF CHIMA.

 

Recently, Peter has been shooting the feature RED LIGHTS with Robert De Niro, the Swiss film TRAINED, the 20th Century Fox horror WRONG TURN 5, and StudioCanal's THE DINOSAUR PROJECT.

 

CREATIVES

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

PLAYWRIGHT

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on 23rd April 1564. His father William was a successful local businessman and his mother Mary was the daughter of a landowner. Relatively prosperous, it is likely the family paid for Williams education, although there is no evidence he attended university. Clearly from his lack of  literary ability, he did not. William, aged only 18, married an older woman named Anne Hathaway. You old dog Shakespeare! Not the Oscar winning actress of course. A different Anne Hathaway. This one had worse teeth.

 

They had three children, Susanna, Hamnet and Juliet. Their only son Hamnet died aged just 11. Huh. No wonder Shakespeare created a suicidal Danish named Hamlet. After his marriage, information about the life of Shakespeare is sketchy but it seems he spent most of his time in London – writing and acting in his plays and visiting M&M World and Madame Tussauds.

 

Due to some well timed investments Shakespeare was able to secure a firm financial background, leaving time for writing and acting. The best of these investments was buying some real estate near Stratford in 1605, which soon doubled in value. Sadly due to the great Brexit of 1614, Shakespeare lost everything and finished a pauper, busking on the streets of London with his Beyonce tribute act.

 

 

JOHN PAYTON

DIRECTOR

John has directed for a wide variety of companies and theatres. Most recently he directed international productions of ‘ANNIE’, ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’ and ‘THE WOMAN IN BLACK’. He will next direct 'ALADDIN' for QDOS in Llandudno at Venue Cymru this Christmas. John trained as a director at the Court Theatre Company, London after reading Theatre at Lancaster University. He has directed over sixty productions for a wide variety of companies and theatres internationally.

 

Musicals as Director include: THE WIZARD OF OZ (RSC - Madinat Theatre); JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Madinat Theatre); OLIVER! (First Group Theatre), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (City Hall Theatre, Bermuda), DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Beck Theatre/HQ Theatres), DISNEY’S CAMP ROCK (First Group Theatre), The award-winning production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (First Group Theatre, Dubai & BIECC, Bahrain & QNCC Theatre, Doha), BLOOD BROTHERS (First Group Theatre), FAME THE MUSICAL (Middle East Premiere), FOOTLOOSE (Beck Theatre – HQ Theatres), ANNIE (First Group Theatre), THE WIZARD OF OZ (RSC - HQ Theatres), SUMMER HOLIDAY (Beck Theatre), DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 1 & DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 (Centrepoint Theatre, Middle East Premieres), CAPTAIN LOUIE (Questors Theatre), BLUES BROTHERS UNLIMITED, which he also wrote, (Centrepoint Theatre), FAME THE MUSICAL (Beck Theatre/Roda MacGaw Theatre/Questors Theatre/Leatherhead Theatre), THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG (Middle East Premiere), WEST SIDE STORY (Livenation/Beck Theatre & Watford Theatre), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Nuffield Theatre/Beck Theatre), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Watford Theatre), ASSASSINS (Barn Theatre, Hampton Court), ANYTHING GOES (Thorndike Theatre), THE BAKERS WIFE (Barn Theatre, Hampton Court), BUGSY MALONE (Beck Theatre/Richmond Theatre/Maidenhead Theatre), NINE (Questor’s Theatre), THE FULL MONTY (Beck Theatre), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Questors Theatre).

 

Plays as Director include: THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Madinat Theatre, Dubai/Jaheli Theatre, Abu Dhabi), Stephen King’s MISERY starring Darren Day (First Group Theatre), WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (First Group Theatre), THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED (UAE Tour), TEECHERS (Epsom Playhouse/Madinat Theatre), STONES IN HIS POCKETS (Centerpoint Theatre & First Group Theatre), EDUCATING RITA (Madinat Theatre), 1984 (DS Productions), BETRAYAL (SFE Theatre Company), THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Seevic Theatre), LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Madinat Theatre), STAGS AND HENS (US Tour), BLOOD BROTHERS (Hampton Hill Playhouse).

 

His Stage Design and Video Design work includes: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Bahrain/Qatar/Dubai tour); WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (Dubai); THE WIZARD OF OZ (Madinat Theatre); THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED (UAE Tour). John was an actor in a 'former life' appearing in many UK and European tours and West End productions. He is Co-Producer and co-founder of Popular Productions and Co-founder of the West End Stage Experience.

 

DAN CREASEY

LIGHTING

Dan Creasey has been lighting shows for over 10 years with various designs such as the Lytham Proms outdoor concerts on the Fylde Coast, Russell Watson's UK Tour and more recently the UK Tour of COLLABRO, the winners of Britains Got Talent in 2014.

 

Other work includes; THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Madinat Theatre); WILLY WONKA THE MUSICAL (Dubai, Centrepoint Theatre); SHREK THE MUSICAL (Gaiety Theatre); MACBETH (International Tour); THE TEMPEST (International Tour).

 

His passion in creative and entertainment lighting led him to creating his own company which hire and consult on lighting design nationally.

ANNA SAUNDERS

COSTUME

Anna studied Theatre Practice: Costume Constructions at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

 

Previous credits as Costume Designer/Supervisor: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Popular Productions, Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha & Bahrain Tour); SPRING AWAKENING, LUCKY STIFF and ZOMBIE PRO (Renegade Theatre Company); THE WIZARD OF OZ and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (Popular Productions, Madinat Theatre, Dubai); THE TEMPEST (Curve Young Company, Leicester Curve); A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL (Tabard Theatre); I NEED A DOCTOR: THE UNAUTHORISED WHOSICAL ADVENTURE (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2013); GREASE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, OUR HOUSE and WEST SIDE STORY (Wycombe Swan); JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, PETER PAN, CINDERELLA and SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES (Beck Theatre); Anna is also a dresser for the English National Opera.

LUCY MAGEE

COMPANY MANAGER

In 2004 Lucy co-founded Popular Productions Ltd. Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty-five major productions to its name.

 

In 2008 Lucy also co- founded The West End Stage Experience the sister company of Popular, a training programme that gives upcoming talent the chance to audition for, rehearse and perform in large scale, professionally produced stage productions in the UAE. Lucy has produced and ‘Company Managed’ all of the shows in the ‘Popular’ and ‘WESE’ catalogue – no mean feat considering one of the largest companies stood at 146+! She also acts as the Press and Sponsorship Officer for all shows.

 

Away from the Production Company and her work as an actress and singer Lucy is also ‘Head of Entertainment for GEM Entertainers’, a UAE based entertainment provider. She is also a private performance coach specializing in acting and singing and freelances as a corporate Entertainment Director, Casting Director and Entertainment Advisor. Work credits in these fields include Jungle Cirque, The Upside Down World of Alice and The Princess Show at Yas Mall, Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sinbad at the Sharjah Eid Festival, The Brookfield Circus Party, BCG Wonderland, IMG World, The Winter Festival 2015, Milkshake Media, The Big Pink Ball 2015, The Dubai Shopping Festival 2015 for which she produced and directed ‘West End to Broadway, The Dubai Christmas Festival 2014, Souk Al Waqif Winter Festival 2014 for which she produced, wrote and directed ‘Dino Park’, Rewind Festival, KidsFest Dubai and AbuDhabi, the relaunch of the QE2 New Years Eve 2011, Here and Now, The ARAMCO Summer Festival 2012, ITD Group, Bareface Casting, Emaar, Craft Digital, Serco, FIFA, Cancer Research, Somerset House, World Trade Group, Campbell Voices, Outsource World and GITEX.

 

This Christmas Lucy will be producing and directing ‘The Rat Pack Gala Night’ for the Dubai Winter Festival and ‘Festive Fantasy’ for Yas Mall.

 

For more information on Lucy please visit www.lucymagee.com

 

 

POPULAR PRODUCTIONS LTD

PRODUCER

Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty major productions to its name.  Based in London and Dubai its producers are Lucy Magee & John Payton.

 

Earlier this year the company produced ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Madinat Theatre. In 2015 the company produced ‘The Woman in Black’ and ‘Annie’ at the Madinat Theatre, Dubai to great success. Before this they presented ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Qatar National Convention Centre Doha. This followed hit productions of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and  ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ both in Dubai at the Madinat Theatre. Preceding this was a Middle East tour of ‘The Woman in Black’ at the ‘First Group Theatre’ in Dubai and the ‘Al Jaheli Theatre’ in Abu Dhabi.

 

Other theatre includes: the Timeout Dubai Nightlife Award winning production of ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Bahrain Summer Festival, BIECC and ‘Oliver!’ (First Group Theatre); The UAE premiere of Stephen King’s horror ‘Misery’ starring TV and West End’s Darren Day and Yvonne O’Grady (First Group Theatre), The 2011 record-breaking sell out production of ‘The Sound of Music’ (First Group Theatre), the Middle East premiere of Disney’s new musical ‘Camp Rock’ (First Group Theatre), ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (First Group Theatre, ‘Fame the Musical’ (First Group Theatre), ‘Blood Brothers’, (First Group Theatre), ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (First Group Theatre)’ ‘Stones in His Pockets’ (First group Theatre & Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Disney High School Musical 2’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC) ‘Annie’ (Madinat Theatre),‘Disney High School Musical’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, ‘Blues Brothers Unlimited’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), John Godber's comedy 'Teechers' and Neil Simon's comedy musical 'They're Playing Our Song' (Madinat Theatre), Willy Russell's 'Educating Rita', (Madinat Theatre), The hit London revival of the West End comedy musical 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change', (London and Dubai), John Osborne's classic play 'Look Back in Anger' (Madinat Theatre) and the critically acclaimed production of Stephen King's thriller 'Misery' which starred Susan Penhaligon and Michael Praed (Kings Head Theatre, London).

 

VISIT THE PRODUCER'S WEBSITE

 

WIN A MILLION

 

 

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION* ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEGALLY CHANGE YOUR NAME TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, SHAVE ALL YOU HAIR OFF, GROW A POINTY BEARD AND WAIT 400 YEARS.

 

IF YOU CAN DO THIS, THE MONEY IS YOURS!

 

* ALL WINNINGS WILL BE PAID IN MONOPOLY NOTES AND COINS.

Copyright 2016 Popular Productions LTD | All rights reserved

 

22 - 26 NOVEMBER

CENTREPOINT THEATRE, DUCTAC, MALL OF THE EMIRATES - DUBAI

ABOUT THE SHOW

22 - 26 NOVEMBER

CENTREPOINT THEATRE, DUCTAC, MALL OF THE EMIRATES - DUBAI

VIP STALLS 200AED PER PERSON

BOXES 200AED PER PERSON

 

STALLS 170AED PER PERSON

BALCONY 170AED PER PERSON

 

BALCONY

BOX

BOX

STALLS

VIP STALLS

STAGE

GROUP DEALS AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS OF OVER 10 AT ALL PERFORMANCES IN PERSON AT DUCTAC BOX OFFICE ONLY

 

SCHOOL BOOKINGS CONTACT: LM@POPULARPRODUCTIONS.COM

 

 

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION* ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEGALLY CHANGE YOUR NAME TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, SHAVE ALL YOU HAIR OFF, GROW A POINTY BEARD AND WAIT 400 YEARS.

 

IF YOU CAN DO THIS, THE MONEY IS YOURS!

 

* ALL WINNINGS WILL BE PAID IN MONOPOLY NOTES AND COINS.