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Nick Salmon


Nick’s first job in theatre was in the school holidays as on-stage electrician for pantomimes at Richmond Theatre. After graduating from Cambridge, he worked in the film industry (including on The Go-BetweenThe Tales of Beatrix PotterThe Railway Children), became a successful theatrical agent and then returned to theatre.  During his theatre career he has managed and produced for HM Tennent, Churchill Theatre Bromley and Theatre of Comedy at the Shaftesbury Theatre, as well as producing in his own right in the West End and on tour – over ninety productions in total. Whilst at Act Productions, he programmed their nine West End theatres and set up their production company, which he ran as Executive Producer until launching Playful Productions with Matthew and Nia. For over twenty years he was Chief Executive of Stage One, a registered charity supporting new UK theatre producers. He has served on many theatre boards over the years including the Board of The Society of London Theatre of which he was president for three years.

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