Nicholas Newton is a theatre, audio drama, television and film producer. He co-founded the Bush Theatre, London, the home of new writing in the UK and then worked for West End producers, Michael White and HM Tennent. In the late 1970’s he produced his first West End production, Gigi. In the 1980’s he joined the National Theatre as Special Projects Executive. He managed the television co-productions of the NT’s repertoire for Channel 4 Television, the BBC and Time Warner working with Sir Peter Hall, Bill Bryden and Sir Richard Eyre. He also established the Royal National Theatre’s Development Council which raised considerable funds for the National Theatre under the chairmanship of Dame Bridget Plowden.
In 1994, he formed Promenade Productions and produced The Big Picnic at the Harland and Wolff Shed, Govan, which he also produced for BBC Television. He has continued to produce in the West End including the award winning production of Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll. In 2011 he co-produced the Lincoln Center’s production of South Pacific with the Ambassador Theatre Group, Bob Boyett and Bob Bartner which opened at the Barbican Theatre and successfully toured the UK throughout 2012. In 2013 he co-produced The Pirates of Penzance with Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte Opera which toured venues in the UK. He has produced over 30 audio dramas for the BBC.
He is an executive producer of the forthcoming film American Rose, screenwriter Charlotte Jones, producer Michael Kuhn for Qwerty Films. He is currently developing a new musical for the West End and is producing Nuremberg by Jonathan Myerson as a 16-part podcast drama for BBC Sounds in 2021.
Edward Crozier is a producer and company director with over 25 years’ experience in film, theatre and radio, as a Producer and Executive Producer. He has produced productions for the West End and in Scotland, including Rat Pack Confidential, Honour (Wyndham’s Theatre) and The Celtic Story (The Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow). He was a producer on the production of The Big Picnic (1994) in the Harland and Wolff Shed, Govan and co-producer of the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific. He was an executive producer of Peter Grimes on Aldeborough Beach and Elaine Constantine’s film Northern Soul.
Edward had a 17-year career in financial services, in which he specialised in structured products and capital raising for the entertainment/film sector. He is a former Director of Culture and Sport Glasgow and Scottish Opera, a judge in the National Scottish Business Awards, Chairman of Dance Base Scotland and President of the Scottish Rugby Union (2015/2016). He is currently Chairman of the Theatre Royal, Glasgow. He was educated at Glasgow University’s Business School and Caledonian University.