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Karl Sydow


In 2018, Karl produced Sting’s The Last Ship on Tour in the UK & Ireland, Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide with The Old Vic and Edinburgh International Festival, David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York’s Theatre and Sketching by James Graham at Wilton’s Music Hall as well as Red Joan, a film featuring Dame Judi Dench which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Karl has produced Dirty Dancing - the Classic Story on Stage across the UK and around the world since 2004.

Other credits in the UK include: Paul Auster’s City of Glass with 59 Productions; Sinatra: The Man and His Music directed by David Gilmore; Backbeat directed by David Leveaux; the centennial production of Under Milk Wood directed by Terry Hands; Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson featuring Trudie Styler, directed by Max Stafford-Clark; Triptych by Edna O’Brien; Ajax (Southwark Playhouse), The Line and Jenufa (Arcola) written by Timberlake Wertenbaker; Ring Round the Moon at The Playhouse; Dirty Dancing -The Classic Story on Stage (Aldwych, Piccadilly, UK Tours, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Asia, Africa & Australia); the spectacular multimedia production Sinatra: The Man and His Music at the London Palladium directed by David Leveaux with choreography by Stephen Mear; And Then There Were None with Tara Fitzgerald (Gielgud); the London and Sydney productions of Dance of Death with Sir Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour and Owen Teale; Bea Arthur (Savoy); Auntie and Me with Alan Davies and Margaret Tyzack (Wyndham’s); Michael Moore, Live! (Roundhouse); the West End Premiere of Noël Coward’s Semi-Monde; Kevin Elyot’s Mouth to Mouth with Lindsay Duncan and Michael Maloney (Albery); David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow with Mark Strong, Patrick Marber and Kimberly Williams; Drummers by Simon Bennet and Some Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill (winner of the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer) both directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint; Macbeth with Rufus Sewell (Queen’s); A Swell Party – A Celebration of Cole Porter (Vaudeville); Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good (Olivier Award for Best Play); Hysteria (Olivier Award for Best Comedy) and an adaptation of Sue Townsend’s novel The Queen and I which was Out of Joint’s inaugural production.

In North America he has produced Broadway productions of The Seagull with Carey Mulligan and American Buffalo with John Leguizamo; Backbeat directed by David Leveaux (Royal Alexandra, Toronto and Ahmanson, Los Angeles); international tours including The Last Confession with David Suchet and the original Broadway production and Out of Joint’s revival of Our Country’s Good.

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