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Karl Sydow


Productions this year include The Divide by Alan Ayckbourn and The Moderate Soprano by David Hare.

Karl has produced Dirty Dancing across the UK since the West End premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in 2006 as well as productions in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Singapore, Hong Kong, and throughout Scandinavia, Australia and South Africa.

Other credits in the UK include: Sinatra: the Man and His Music, directed by David Gilmore; Backbeat, directed by David Leveaux; A Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, featuring Trudie Styler; Triptych by Edna O’Brien; Memory, directed by Terry Hands; The Line, directed by Matthew Lloyd, and Jen˚ufa, directed by Irina Brown, both written by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Arcola); Ring Around the Moon (Playhouse); Dirty

Dancing: the Classic Story on Stage (Piccadilly, Aldwych, UK tour, Germany, France, Australia and Italy); the spectacular multimedia production Sinatra 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 production 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 Bennett 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 Backbeat (Royal Alexandra, Toronto and Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles), directed by David Leveaux,

with international tours including The Last Confession with David Suchet;

the centennial production of Under Milk Wood and the Out of Joint revival of Our Country’s Good.

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