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Life of Pi

UK & Ireland Tour 2023 & 2024

General Management

Simon Friend Entertainment

Simon Friend Entertainment Ltd is an independent theatre production and general management company. Our productions have won Olivier, UKT and Critics’ Circle awards. As well as developing, producing and managing our own productions, we also offer independent general management and tour booking services.

West End credits include: The Girl on the Train based on the novel by Paula Hawkins (Duke of York’s Theatre); The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan (Wyndham’s Theatre); Admissions (Trafalgar Studios); The Height of the Storm by Florian Zeller (Wyndham’s Theatre); The Philanthropist by Christopher Hampton (Trafalgar Studios); Million Dollar Quartet (Royal Festival Hall); The Father by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton (Wyndham’s Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre); Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon (Arts Theatre); Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet (Playhouse Theatre); Relative Values by Noel Coward (Harold Pinter Theatre) and Fences by August Wilson (Duchess Theatre).

UK tour credits include: Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott; Giraffes Can’t Dance; Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas; The Entertainer by John Osborne; The Girl on the Train based on the novel by Paula Hawkins; The Messiah by Patrick Barlow; Titanic the Musical by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone; Around the World in 80 Days by Laura Eason; The Wipers Times by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman; Trial by Laughter by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman; The Graduate by Terry Johnson; Million Dollar Quartet by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux (UK and New Zealand); Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon; Saturday Night Fever (book by Robert Stigwood and Bill Oakes, and music by the Bee Gees); The Hypochondriac by Richard Bean (after Molière); Things We Do for Love by Alan Ayckbourn, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee.

US credits include: The Height of the Storm (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Closet by Douglas Carter Beane, starring Matthew Broderick (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and Around the World in 80 Days by Laura Eason (US tour).

International credits include: Million Dollar Quartet (New Zealand and India) and Titanic – the Musical (Germany).

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