About Us

Selladoor Worldwide started life back in 2009 when we were known as Sell a Door Theatre Company producing one-nighters around the UK. Since then, we have gone on to develop rapidly under co-founders David Hutchinson (Executive Creative Producer) and Phillip Rowntree (Executive Commercial Producer) becoming an integral part of the regional theatre landscape both at home in the UK and Ireland, and ever increasingly further afield as we develop our international touring arm.

From the very outset, our aim has been to make accessible work for all audiences, with their experience at the heart of our work and artistic planning. We principally aim to engage young and adult audiences, along with first-time attendees, encouraging the next generation of theatre goers by providing dynamic and diverse productions. In conjunction with this, we remain committed to our education programmes, providing comprehensive education packs and workshops to visiting school groups, and support our productions with original content on our social media platforms to provide audiences with the fullest experience of our shows possible.

We believe in daring and distinctive programming, and combine large-scale commercial touring with ongoing investment in new working, acknowledging our origins in new commissions and re-imagined classics. As a company operating across a range of scales, we continue to deliver and invest in our patron base on a regional and international basis, as well as in our products.

In 2017, Selladoor Worldwide produced 9 shows, with over 700 performances, across 8 countries, engaging over 409,109 audience members with the following productions: The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl & the Pussycat (Coventry, Belgrade Theatre), The Crucible (UK Tour), Guess How Much I Love You (UAE & Asia Tour, and Greenwich Theatre & Arts Theatre, London), Footloose The Musical (2nd UK Tour), Flashdance The Musical (UK Tour), Spamalot (UK Tour),and Peter Pan A Musical Adventure (Blackpool, Winter Gardens). Last year also saw the launch of Selladoor Worldwide’s first International Tours, producing the multi-award-winning musicals Jersey Boys and The Producers, along with our first production in the United States as we brought the popular children’s tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to New York City.

2018 brings another exhilarating year for Selladoor. In January we are thrilled to be producing the John Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men in association with the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. February sees us collaborating with the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatre De La Villa De Luxembourg for a limited run of Diane Samuel’s  Kindertransport marking 25 years since its debut at the Cockpit Theatre in London. Flashdance and Spamalot go from strength to strength as they continue their tours into 2018 visiting iconic venues such as the Manchester Palace Theatre, Brighton Theatre Royal, Zurich MAAG and the Dubai Opera House. In the summer our production schedule really heats up as we journey to the island of Madagascar alongside Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo in Madagascar A Musical Adventure! which tours the UK from the July 21st. We’ll  also be lighting the sky like a flame with the Fame 30th Anniversary UK tour opening at the Manchester Palace on the 20th July. We finish off the year in the merry old land of Oz as we return to the bright lights of Blackpool at Christmas with family favourite The Wizard of Oz. With our 2019 rostra already starting to take shape, we are thrilled with the variety of work in production, and remain committed to creating daring, diverse and dynamic productions that are accessible to all.