ABOUT JCTP

ABOUT JCTP


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At JCTP we produce plays and musicals in the West End, on tour in the UK and internationally.

We enjoy working with both commercial and subsidised partners and regularly collaborate with London and regional theatres, including The Old Vic, Sadler’s Wells, National Theatre, Almeida, RSC, The Bush, Chichester Festival Theatre, Leeds Playhouse and Bath Theatre Royal. We provide general management services both for our own productions and for other producers. We are driven by the writers, directors and actors whose work we produce and we are always looking for new work to commission and develop.

Forthcoming and recent productions include: Singin’ In The Rain (Sadler’s Wells, Tokyo, UK Tour, Toronto); East is East (Birmingham Rep, National Theatre); Wendy and Peter Pan (Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Leeds Playhouse, The Lowry); Oleanna (Arts Theatre); Blithe Spirit (UK Tour, Duke of York’s); David Suchet, Poirot And More A Retrospective (UK Tour, West End); Two Cigarettes In The Dark (UK Tour); Pressure (UK Tour, Ambassadors, Toronto); Private Peaceful (UK Tour); A Monster Calls (UK Tour, Washington); South Pacific (Manchester Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, UK Tour); The Price (Bath Theatre Royal, Wyndham’s); The Life I Lead (UK Tour, Wyndham’s); Misty (Trafalgar Studios); Vulcan VII (UK Tour); Frozen (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Loves Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (Chichester, Manchester, Theatre Royal Haymarket); This House (Garrick Theatre, UK Tour), The Dresser (UK Tour, Duke of York’s). General Management projects include Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe (UK Tour), Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Toronto) and North By North West (Toronto).

OUR TEAM


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Jonathan Church

Director

Jonathan Church is currently Artistic Director of Bath Theatre Royal’s Summer Season. He was Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre (2006-2016); Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre (2001-2006); Associate Director of Hampstead Theatre (1999-2001); Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse (1995- 1999).

Jonathan’s West End Productions as a Director include: The Drifters Girl Musical (Garrick); The Price (Wyndham’s); An Ideal Husband and Hobson’s Choice (Vaudeville); Taken At Midnight(Theatre Royal Haymarket).

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Becky Barber

Executive Producer

Previously, Becky Barber worked at Greene Light Stage (formerly Old Vic Productions) from 2007 until 2018. Credits during this time include: the global productions of Billy Elliot: The Musical; numerous co-productions with The Old Vic Theatre Company including Noises Off, The Norman Conquests, Hedda Gabler, Kiss Me, Kate, and High Society; and Private Lives, Jerusalem, Sweeney Todd and The Pajama Game in the West End.

As an independent producer she was awarded the first Stage One start-up fund for her premiere of Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong in 2010 and produced Only The Brave and Fox at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Recent credits include: Associate Producer and General Manager on behalf of Nica Burns, on the multi Olivier Award-winning play, Emilia, and General Management for Second Half Productions on the development of The Glass Menagerie starring Amy Adams.

Becky is a member of The Society of London Theatre and The League of Independent Producers, a Trustee of Stage One and sits on the Partners Board at 4Sixteen Theatre Company.

In 2019 she formed Becky Barber Producing Masterclass through which she mentors and coaches new Producers, and teaches a module at The Central School of Speech and Drama for their MA course in Creative Producing.

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Hope Ward-Brown

Associate Producer

Hope joined Jonathan Church Productions in June 2018 as Production Assistant before being promoted to Assistant Producer, and is now Associate Producer.

Prior to working with JCP, Hope worked for Headlong Theatre working on Olivier award-winning LABOUR OF LOVE (Noël Coward Theatre) and national tours including THIS HOUSE by James Graham and PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS by Duncan Macmillan. Her previous experience includes 3 years working as Assistant Producer for nationally touring outdoor theatre company Oddsocks Productions. Outside of JCTP, she produced the OFFIE award-winning ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS at the Camden Fringe in 2019.

Hope is studying part-time at Birkbeck (University of London) for a Masters in Arts Policy and Management and is a Trustee for Spare Tyre – one of the UK's leading participatory theatre companies.

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Kate Powell

Production Coordinator

Before joining JCTP, Kate was the Production Assistant at The Old Vic, where she worked on shows including Lungs, A Very Expensive Poison, Endgame, Bagdad Cafe and A Christmas Carol.

Prior to this Kate spent 2 years as the Production Coordinator at Mark Goucher Productions, which was previously supported by Stage One. She worked on a range of UK and international tours as well as West End productions. Shows included Hairspray, Million Dollar Quartet, The Man in the White Suit and The Height of the Storm.

Her career has spanned across both the subsidised and commercial sector where she has also gained producing experience both at the Rose Theatre Kingston and Theatre503.