Kenny Wax

Kenny Wax


Kenny is the producer of the Olivier Award winning The Play That Goes Wrong which continues to cause hysterical mayhem in the West End and on Broadway. It will soon be spreading its special brand of chaos throughout North America on a first US tour. The second collaboration with Mischief Theatre, Peter Pan Goes Wrong has completed two West End Christmas seasons and was also Olivier nominated. Kenny’s third show with Mischief Theatre, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, opened at the Criterion Theatre in April 2016,and is still running. Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie on stage gained Mischief their fourth consecutive Olivier nomination in as many years. Kenny was the Executive Producer of a televised version of Peter Pan Goes Wrong in 2016, and of Mischief’s second TV venture, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, shown on BBC1 over Christmas 2017. 
Kenny is very proud to have produced the world-premiere of Top Hat, which won three Laurence Olivier Awards including ‘Best New Musical’ from its seven nominations. Together with the ‘Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out’. Kenny produced Once on This Island for Imagination at the Royalty Theatre which won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1995, having been nominated in four categories. He also co-produced Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town starring Connie Fisher and Michael Xavier, which won the Manchester Theatre Award for ‘Best Production’. 2014 saw the launch of Hetty Feather, an adaptation of the novel by Jacqueline Wilson, directed by Sally Cookson and nominated for an Olivier Award for ‘Best Family Entertainment’, and will be returning to The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton this Christmas. 
Recent productions include Sally Cookson’s adaptation of Francesco Fellini’s Oscar winning masterpiece La Strada which ran at The Other Palace following a regional tour and a UK Tour of Around The World In 80 Days with Stoke New Vic Theatre which heads out to the US in 2019. Shows in development for 2018/19 include The Worst Witch, a co-production with Northampton Theatres.

Other credits include: Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things (New Ambassadors); Maddie (Lyric); The Challenge (Shaw); tours of The Witches of Eastwick starring Marti Pellow; Aspects of Love starring David Essex; Anthems with legendary Queen guitarist Brian May and Kerry Ellis; Hobson’s Choice starring John Savident (co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre); Stiles and Drewe’s Olivier Award-winning National Theatre production of Honk! directed by Julia McKenzie; Ben Elton’s Gasping, starring David Haig; Gerald Moon’s Corpse!; Rosamunde Pilcher’s The Shell Seekers, starring Stephanie Cole, Rosemary Leach and Susannah York; Bedroom Farce; Rain Man, starring Neil Morrissey; My Boy Jack, starring David Haig and Belinda Lang; Marrying the Mistress, based on the book by Joanna Trollope; Arsenic and Old Lace, with Angela Thorne, Brigit Forsyth and Sylvester McCoy; Stephen Daldry’s multi-award winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls in the West End and on tour, a co-production with PW Productions for whom he also managed The Woman In Black for eight years in the West End.
Kenny is currently the President of the Society of London theatre. He was nominated as ‘Producer of the Year’ by the Stage Newspaper in 2017. He is also listed in the Who’s Who Directory.

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