10th April 2018



Shaftesbury Avenue welcomes

Stephen Evans as Chairman




Shaftesbury Avenue Limited appoints film and theatre producer Stephen Evans as Chairman


Shaftesbury Avenue Limited (“SA” or the “Company”), the theatre and musical production company, is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chairman.


Stephen Evans is one of Britain’s most well-known and successful film producers. His first film, Henry V, made a star of the then little know Kenneth Branagh, and Stephen’s Renaissance Films went on to make a run of hugely successful and popular films: Peter’s Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, The Madness of King George, The Wings of the Dove. In recent years he combined his own love of music with his producer’s career by making the film First Night starring Sarah Brightman and Richard E Grant in which a troupe of singers stage Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in a stately home. Stephen lives in London and is a regular attendee at the city’s theatrical and musical stages.


Stephen said: “This is an exciting time for British musical theatre and I am very pleased to be joining such an excellent team. I am sure we will have some great successes and I look forward to being an integral part of it.”


Nevern Johns, Managing Director of Director of Shaftesbury Avenue Ltd, said: “I am delighted to welcome Stephen as Chairman of our Board. I don’t think there is anyone better qualified in this country to take us forwards as the new force in British musical theatre.”


Notes to Editors

About Shaftesbury Avenue Ltd:

Shaftesbury Avenue Limited is a new British musical production company which has been formed to capitalise on the enormous popularity of musicals amongst theatre-goers to today’s West End and regional playhouses. The Company's management team have worked on some of the most successful musicals of all time such as Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Blood Brothers and many more.


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