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ABOUT THE PRODUCERS
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.

Most recently the company presented a Middle East tour of ‘The Woman in Black’ at the ‘First Group Theatre’ in Dubai and the ‘Al Jaheli Theatre’ in Abu Dhabi. This followed the Timeout Dubai Nightlife Award winning production of ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Bahrain Summer Festival, BIECC. This followed the sell-out production of ‘OLIVER!’ (First group Theatre). Other productions include: The UAE premiere of Stephen King’s horror ‘Misery’ starring UK TV and West End’s Darren Day and Yvonne O’Grady (First Group Theatre).

The 2011 record-breaking sell out production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘The Sound of Music’ (First Group Theatre) and the Middle East premiere of Disney’s new musical ‘Camp Rock’ (First Group Theatre). Other productions include: ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (First Group Theatre ‘Fame’ (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', (West End 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).  


For more information on the company please see www.popularproductions.com