Kenny Wax Ltd

Kenny Wax Ltd

Kenny Wax Ltd

Producer


Kenny first spotted SIX as a student production at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge. In March 2020, the show had played four sold out weeks on Broadway prior to its official opening night, was enjoying sold out runs in the West End and on a U.K. Tour. It was running on two cruise ships and was about to open in Chicago. He is thrilled that the show is now playing at its “forever home” at the Vaudeville Theatre, via a sold out run at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. Kenny has so far produced six shows with Mischief Theatre: including The Play That Goes Wrong (winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy), which reopened in the West End at the Duchess Theatre in June 2021; Peter Pan Goes Wrong has played the West End twice; The Comedy About A Bank Robbery ran for nearly four years at the Criterion Theatre; Mischief Movie Night gained Mischief their fourth consecutive Olivier nomination and was streamed for the first time all over the world in December 2020; Groan Ups played at the Vaudeville in Autumn 2019 and will be touring the U.K. from Summer 2021; Magic Goes Wrong was made in collaboration with notorious magicians Penn & Teller and has now reopened in the West End and on a U.K. Tour. Recently, Kenny set up Mischief Screen with Mischief Theatre, having been the Executive Producer of two Christmas television specials on BBC 1: Peter Pan Goes Wrong and A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong. In Spring 2020, Mischief hit the airwaves again with a comedy series commissioned by BBC1, The Goes Wrong Show, now available on DVD and to stream. The second series aired in the autumn and is available on iPlayer. In 2013, Kenny presented the world première of Top Hat, winning three Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, with 1995’s Once on This Island winning the same award. Kenny is also renowned for producing some of the best family theatre both in the West End and on tour. Productions include: What the Ladybird Heard (currently touring the U.K.), We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Around the World in 80 Days, the Olivier-nominated stage adaptations of Oi Frog and Friends, and Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather. Most recently, Kenny’s production of Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch won the Olivier Award for Best Family Show in 2020. Kenny is currently Vice President of the Society of London Theatre, having recently served for three and-a-half years as President.


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