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Producer Tom O’Connell to join Mark Goucher Productions

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MARK Goucher Productions has today (November 27, 2017) agreed a new deal that will see Tom O’Connell join Mark Goucher Productions as Producer.

Tom O’Connell produced the recent hit production of Joe Orton’s Loot at The Park Theatre, Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band starring Mark Gatiss at the Vaudeville Theatre, Park Theatre and on tour in the UK, along with the twentieth anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing starring Suranne Jones.

O’Connell has a number of high profile productions in development that will now be produced out of Mark Goucher Productions.

The move is designed to help MGPL to continue developing new shows through 2018/19 while Goucher simultaneously develops plans in his new role as CEO of the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham.

O’Connell will work alongside Mark Goucher and his long standing team of Jonathan Russell (Head of Touring and Casting) and Giles Rowland (General Manager).

Goucher said: “I have always thought Tom a dynamic young producer and I welcome the opportunity to work with him on our shows which include the current national tour of Hairspray, Slava’s Snow Show, The Winslow Boy and the next national tour of Let it Be. This will allow us to push forward with a number of high profile projects next year and allow me to simultaneously push forward plans at the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham.”

O’Connell said: “I am honoured to be joining Mark Goucher Productions in this new role as Producer. I’m looking forward to starting work on a wide range of exciting new and existing projects, including the ones I have been developing personally. I’ve worked with Mark and his fantastic team for over four years now and this will be an exciting new chapter for me.”

O’Connell will take up the position in January 2018 and will begin work on two new touring musicals and a new play being cast for the West End with director Sean Foley.