Development

Playful Productions has a dedicated development team who are passionate about commissioning and developing original plays and musicals which they also evolve across mediums.

To date this has included a major Netflix series, an acclaimed film and Olivier, Tony® and Academy Award recognition.

We strive to develop ambitious work for the stage that will inspire, entertain and captivate audiences. Projects have sprung from modern and historical fiction, documentary television, newspaper articles, songs and overheard conversations on the tube.

We work with celebrated writers such as Peter Morgan, Hilary Mantel and Alice Birch as well as new voices from the kernel of an idea through to full scale production.

We love to collaborate with talented creatives of all disciplines from actors and directors to composers and illusionists to designers and musicians.  

We also champion extraordinary new writing by bringing plays with limited runs to broader audiences such as Lucy Prebble’s Enron, Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen and James Graham’s Quiz, alongside presenting exhilarating landmark revivals including Flare PathSpring Awakening, American BuffaloThe Weir, The Goat, Don Juan in Soho, No Man’s Land and Noises Off.

In devising a unique model for each production, we often join forces with subsidised theatres to nurture work in a way that is bespoke to every project.

We have then taken new plays and musicals forwards into the West End, Broadway and on international tours as well as to television, film and on demand.

Photography Helen Maybanks

Don Juan in Soho

West End

Photography Helen Maybanks

Photography Helen Maybanks

Enron

West End

Photography Helen Maybanks

Photography Johan Persson

Flare Path

West End

Photography Johan Persson

Photography Helen Maybanks

Hangmen

West End

Photography Helen Maybanks

Photography Helen Maybanks

Noises Off

West End

Photography Helen Maybanks

Photography Johan Persson

No Man's Land

West End

Photography Johan Persson

Photography Johan Persson

Quiz

West End

Photography Johan Persson

Photography Helen Maybanks

Spring Awakening

West End

Photography Helen Maybanks

Photography Helen Warner

The Weir

West End

Photography Helen Warner

Photography Johan Persson

Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

West End

Photography Johan Persson