Friday, December 3

Paul Taylor-Mills returns to The Other Palace

Bill Kenwright appoints his long-standing collaborator, Paul Taylor-Mills, to be Artistic Director of The Other Palace. Paul Taylor-Mills returns to the venue, following a previous role as Advisory Producer from 2016 – 2018, while it was owned by Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Paul launches his season of work for The Other Palace with the award-winning Heathers the Musical, which runs from 25th November 2021 – 20th February 2022.

Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, The Other Palace said: “I am absolutely delighted to be returning to The Other Palace as its new Artistic Director and launching my tenure with Heathers the Musical, all under the helm of Bill Kenwright.

I have had the pleasure of working with Bill and his incredible team for many years and the opportunity for us to have a London home for our projects is a dream come true.

The Other Palace is an incredible building and I’m looking forward to re-opening the space with Heathers. We’ve been incredible lucky with the show but there’s nothing like seeing it on the stage it was always intended to live on.

I’m looking forward to this next chapter and would like to thank Bill for his unfaltering loyalty and trust in me.”

Paul Taylor-Mills is the Artistic Director of both The Other Palace Theatre and The Turbine Theatre at The Battersea Power Station, London. He has worked as Advisory Producer to Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Really Useful Group.

Photo Mark Senior

Recent credits include: At the Turbine Theatre – My Night with Reg, My Son’s A Queer, But What Can You Do, MTFestUK 2021, Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball, Hair (part of the Turbine on the Jetty Season), Torch Song, High Fidelity and Cat In The Hat.

Elsewhere, Heathers the Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and The Other Palace (winner of the WhatsOnStage Best New Musical Award) and currently on national tour, Murder For Two at the Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace, The Wild Party at The Other Palace, European Premiere of Disney’s Peter and the Starcatcher at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Side Show at Southwark Playhouse, The Last Five Years at the St. James Theatre (winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production) End of The Rainbow on UK Tour, In The Heights at Kings Cross Theatre and Southwark Playhouse (winner of three Olivier Awards), Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse, Carrie The Musical at Southwark Playhouse (winner of The WhatsOnStage Off West End Award), and Associate Producer on The Importance of Being Earnest starring David Suchet on UK Tour and the Vaudeville Theatre.

Bill Kenwright (Producer) West End productions include: Heathers the Musical (Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Other Palace, UK Tour), Be More Chill (Shaftesbury Theatre), Love Letters (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Best Man (Playhouse Theatre), The Exorcist (Phoenix Theatre), Evita (Dominion Theatre), How the Other Half Loves (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Go-Between (Apollo Theatre), The War of the Worlds (Dominion Theatre), Let the Right One In (Apollo Theatre), Twelve Angry Men (Garrick Theatre), Cabaret (Savoy Theatre), Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre), Soul Sister (Savoy Theatre), Written On The Heart (RSC – Duchess Theatre), Brief Encounter (Lyric Theatre), The Pitmen Painters (Duchess Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), On the Waterfront (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Sunset Boulevard (Comedy Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre), The Crucible (RSC – Gielgud Theatre), Whistle Down the Wind (Palace Theatre), A Man for All Seasons (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Scrooge (London Palladium), A Few Good Men (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Festen (Lyric Theatre), Judi Dench in All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC – Gielgud Theatre) and Hay Fever (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Jessica Lange in A Streetcar Named Desire (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Lyric Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Apollo Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (RSC – Queens Theatre), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Lyric Theatre) and Fallen Angels (Apollo Theatre).

On Broadway: Travels with My Aunt (Drama Desk Award), Dancing at Lughnasa (Tony Award), Medea (Tony Award), Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (four Tony Awards), Théâtre de Complicite’s The Chairs (six Tony Award nominations), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Primo, Festen, Passing Strange and Guys and Dolls. Blood Brothers, which ran for 24 years in the West End, also played for three years at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre.

As Director: Evita, Saturday Night Fever, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers, and Cilla the Musical. Nominated for a London Theatre Critics’ Award for West Side Story and a Tony Award for Blood Brothers.

Film includes: Another Mother’s Son, The Hope Rooms, The Day After the Fair, Stepping Out, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Cheri and Broken, which won Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards. Die Mommie Die! and Burden were both Sundance Festival Award Winners in 2003 and 2018 respectively. My Pure Land was Britain’s submission for the Foreign-Language Oscar and Off the Rails opened in cinemas July 2021.

Other credits and awards include Co-produced the phenomenally successful arena tour of Elvis – The Concert with Elvis Presley Enterprises. Honorary Doctorate from both Liverpool University and Nottingham Trent University, an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool’s John Moores University and an Honorary Professorship from Thames Valley University in London. In 2002, Bill Kenwright received the Variety Club Bernard Delfont Award for his contribution to the entertainment industry, and in the same year his CBE. In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Theatrical Management Association. In 2017, to celebrate his career, he was honoured by BBC Radio 2 with a special episode of Friday Night is Music Night which was broadcast from the London Palladium.

He is the Chairman of Everton FC. And a fan.

LISTINGS

THE OTHER PALACE

Bill Kenwright & Paul Taylor-Mills present

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL

Book, Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Kevin Murphy

Directed by Andy Fickman

Associate Director and Choreography by Gary Lloyd

Design by David Shields

Lighting by Ben Cracknell

Sound by Dan Samson

Venue: The Other Palace

Address: 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA

Dates: 25th November 2021 – 20th February 2022

Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes including interval

Tickets: From £25

www.heathersthemusical.com

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