Jack Maple

Producer

Jack started producing at the age of 20, becoming one of the West End’s youngest ever producers.

 

He recently produced the European premiere of Max Vernon’s The View UpStairs which completed a sell-out run at Soho Theatre starring Tyrone Huntley, Andy Mientus and John Partridge, as well as the celebrated revival of Kander & Ebb’s The Rink at Southwark Playhouse, which starred Caroline O'Connor and Gemma Sutton and won five Off-West End Awards including Best Musical Production.

 

Previous productions include; the Olivier Award-winning revival of Show Boat (New London Theatre); the European premiere of Stephen Schwartz & Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Working (Southwark Playhouse); Loop (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); The Diary Of A Teenage Girl  (Southwark Playhouse); A Christmas Tale (Kenton Theatre) and as Associate Producer; The Boys In the Band (Park Theatre, National Tour & Vaudeville Theatre).

In 2018, Jack co-founded Take Two Theatricals Ltd, an international concert and production company, with his producing partner Brian Zeilinger. In early 2020, they produced a number of plays as part of the Old Red Lion Theatre's Where Are We Now season, which included Rosie Day's debut play Instructions For A Teenage Armageddon, as well as a Triptych of plays curated by Artistic Director Alexander Knott featuring Nuclear War by Simon Stephens, Graceland by Max Saunders-Singer and Buried by David Spencer. 

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Take Two Theatricals presented a series of concerts recorded and streamed from the empty stage of the London Coliseum entitled Tonight At The London Coliseum. The series featured an all-star line up including; Sharon D Clarke, Kerry Ellis, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Cassidy Janson, Ramin Karimloo and Sharon Sexton & Rob Fowler. The series also included a new British musical After You, written by Alex Parker & Katie Lam and starring Bradley Jaden & Alexia Khadime. They were also invited to produce work at the Barn Theatre’s Summer Season of Outdoor theatre, BarnFest, where they presented a brand new production of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful. Due to overwhelming public demand, this production immediately transferred into the Main Space at the Barn, prior to transferring to for a limited run to the Bristol Old Vic. In November 2020, this  production was due to transfer to the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End, becoming the first new play to open since the first lockdown. This run was sadly cancelled as a result of the second national lockdown in the UK.

 

Take Two Theatricals are also the Executive Producers and General Managers for The Show Must Go On! Live At The Palace Theatre, a series of charity concerts in aid of The Theatre Support Fund, which sold out in 24 hours.

 

Take Two Theatricals have previously presented a number of concerts at London's Cadogan Hall, including a series of Broadway stars co-produced with Club11 London including Sierra Boggess, Tony Award-winning star Kelli O’Hara, Caissie Levy, the UK debut of Laura Benanti, Laura Michelle Kelly and concert productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and the Gypsy King's Zorro The Musical, along with the UK premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. Further credits include: concerts for The Greatest Showman’s Keala Settle and Andy Mientus (Hippodrome), Rundertisch (Tristan Bates Theatre) and the international premiere of Katherine Parkinson’s Sitting at ArtisTree in Hong Kong.

 

For the past five years, Jack has also been Production Co-Ordinator for MPSI Ltd on Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell the Musical (Manchester, Toronto, West End & Germany, as well as the upcoming International Tour). Other work at MPSI includes; General Managing Sergei Polunin's Satori (London Coliseum)

 

Jack started his career interning at Jamie Wilson Productions, and subsequently went on to work as Assistant to the Company Manager on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and then as Assistant Producer on Accolade (St James Theatre). Prior to becoming an independent producer, he worked on a number of shows including; The Merchant of Venice for the Almeida Theatre, Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Taken At Midnight, Hairspray and Oh! What A Lovely War for Mark Goucher and tours of Blood Brothers, Joseph and The Sound of Music amongst others for Bill Kenwright.

 

Jack is a member of the League of Independent Producers and is also supported by Stage One, a charity that supports new UK Theatre producers. In 2015 he attended the Stage One New Producer’s Workshop, and was awarded the Stage One Bursary the following year.

 

Twitter:   @mrjackmaple

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