The Vertical Theatre Group is responsible for further developing the concept and business model for the venture, looking to partner with promoters, local councils, producers, live-streaming companies, merchandise and other commercial and creative entities. Here is a bit of information about the founders.
A critically acclaimed theatre (Force of Change, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Shoot the Crow), television (Hang Ups, Bleak House Guest) and opera director and a specialist in digital capture and Screen Arts (Funny Girl, The Crucible, Casanova). Creative Director of Fremantle’s scripted podcast label, Storyglass (The Harrowing, What I Love, Max & Ivan: Fugitives). Founder of Digital Theatre & Digital Theatre Plus, and Chair of ETT. Executive Producer for Slam Films.
KATY LIPSON of ARIA ENTERTAINMENT
An award winning, independent producer whose shows include the UK premiere tour of The Addams Family Musical, 50th anniversary UK and European touring production of Hair, the European premiere of The Toxic Avenger and the revival of The Mystery Of Edwin Drood at The Arts Theatre, and critically acclaimed Off-West End productions of The Last 5 Years, Pippin, Spring Awakening, Rags, Mame and Yank amongst others. Katy founded the From Page To Stage Festival of New Musicals and has supported 100 new shows in development as well as having a slate of new projects in development.
Founded in 1994 by the late and legendary Mark Fisher. Stufish’s projects with Pink Floyd, U2 and the Rolling Stones set a global precedent for Entertainment Architecture. Stufish's passion and artistry are ingrained in every project they create and drives them to make the most innovative and iconic experiences in popular culture: from U2’s 360° Claw to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s OTR II floating stage and iconic landmark buildings such as Dai Show and Han Show Theatres in China.
“Creativity defines all the artists and partners we work with. At Stufish, we were excited to see what a new type of cross arts collaboration could produce, as we build a new vision for the future of live entertainment – The Vertical Theatre.”
Ric Lipson - Partner at Stufish
HOLLY GILLIAM of
A curator, producer, project manager & artist manager, working across film, television and live events. Holly has curated several exhibitions about craftsmanship in film co-produced the Monty Python 2014 reunion show at the O2, London Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to Go, the live broadcast of which was nominated for a 2015 BAFTA TV Award, produced the 2015 documentary, Monty Python – The Meaning of Live, and manages the four remaining members of Monty Python and the Monty Python brand.
of JAKE BERRY PRODUCTIONS
A multiple award-winning production director, Jake has toured the world with bands including U2, Rolling Stones, Madonna and AC/DC, and co-produced the live touring version of the BBC documentary series Walking with Dinosaurs and the Cirque du Soleil tour show The Immortal Michael Jackson, based on the music of Michael Jackson with Cirque performers.