Planet Theatre


Planet Theatre Productions was established in April 2009 by Sean Garvey and Adrian Brown, when they presented Moliere’s The School for Wives, a classic comedy which subsequently won the “best production” category at the 2010 London Fringe Awards. The seminal Elizabethan revenge drama The Spanish Tragedy at the Rose Theatre on the South Bank, where the play was originally produced in 1597, was the company’s next production, a classic horror story which was shortly followed by Ostrovky’s farce Too Clever By Half at the Waterloo East Theatre. The Company achieved a significant step forward when, in January 2011 and in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, we initiated the Terence Rattigan Centenary Year by presenting the World Premiere of the playwright’s “lost” romantic comedy Less Than Kind.

Ecstatic reviews from the major critics of the entire national press, plus a generous grant from the Stage One Fund for New Producers, prompted us to undertake an eight-week tour in Number One provincial theatres early in 2012, and an even longer UK national tour in 2013.

At the same time, Spring 2013, the Company produced Katie and the Mona Lisa, a musical specifically for children, the first-ever stage presentation taken from James Mayhew’s popular Katie’s Picture Show series of books for children. Planet Theatre additionally holds the rights to several other dramatic properties, including two other musicals, and we aim to put these into production in the near future.