Paul Elliott and Duncan C. Weldon

Producers

Duncan C. Weldon and Paul Elliott produced together for ten years from 1967, and again from 2001 as Triumph Entertainment Ltd. Between them they have produced or co-produced 300 London productions. The first production they co-produced together was When We Are Married in 1969.

DUNCAN C. WELDON: responsible for the artistic policy of the Theatre Royal Haymarket 1975 to 1995, presenting 60 productions including: Ingrid Bergman in Waters of the Moon; Peter O’Toole in Man and Superman and The Apple Cart; Rex Harrison and Diana Rigg in Heartbreak House; Alan Bates in A Patriot for Me; Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Reeve in The Aspern Papers; Lauren Bacall in Sweet Bird of Youth; Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey in Long Day¹s Journey into Night; Peter Ustinov in his solo performance; Derek Jacobi in Breaking the Code; Derek Jacobi and Robert Lindsay in Becket; Paul Scofield, Vanessa Redgrave and Felicity Kendal in Heartbreak House; Robert Lindsay in Cyrano de Bergerac; David Suchet in The Last Confession. In 1988 he formed, with Sir Peter Hall, the Peter Hall Company and presented Vanessa Redgrave in Orpheus Descending (Haymarket); Dustin Hoffman in The Merchant of Venice (Phoenix). Both went on to have highly successful seasons in New York. Other West End productions have included: Al Pacino in American Buffalo (Duke of York’s); Anthony Hopkins and Colin Firth in The Lonely Road (Old Vic); Albert Finney in Another Time by Ronald Harwood (Wyndhams); Charlton Heston in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (Queen’s); Richard Harris in Henry IV (Wyndhams); Helen Mirren in A Month in the Country (Albery); Julie Christie in Old Times (Wyndham’s); Maggie Smith and Margaret Tyzack in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads (Comedy); Robert Lindsay in the RSC’s production of Richard III (Savoy); Donald Sutherland in Enigmatic Variations (Savoy). On Broadway and throughout North America he has presented many productions including: Aren’t We All with Rex Harrison and Claudette Colbert; Peter O’Toole and John Mills in Pygmalion; John Gielgud in Half Life. From 1995 to 1997 Duncan Weldon was Artistic Director of the Chichester Festival Theatre where he produced over 30 plays.

PAUL ELLIOTT: has produced or co-produced a wide variety of shows including: Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story which played for 13 years in the West End, Jolson (Oliver Award Best Musical 1997. Victoria Palace) Kat and the Kings (Olivier Award Best Musical, 1999, Vaudeville) The Goodbye Girl (Albery) Run for You Wife (London/Toronto/Australia) Stones in His Pockets (Olivier and Evening Standard Awards 2001, London, Toronto and the Golden Theatre New York) and The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndham’s). Paul has also produced over 450 pantomimes. Paul’s first play, a comedy There’s No Place Like a Home, has been produced for three UK seasons

TOGETHER: When We Are Married (1969), The Hollow Crown (Michael Redgrave/Peggy Ashcroft USA 1972), Grease (Richard Gere/Elaine Paige 1973), Hedda Gabler starring Glenda Jackson Australia/USA/Toronto/London), 13 Rue de L’Amour with Glynis Johns/Louis Jordan (Phoenix Theatre), Richard III  starring Robert Lindsay (Savoy Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest with Patricia Routledge (London and Australia), Alan Rickman/Lindsay Duncan in “Private Lives” (London and Broadway - Tony Award Best Revival 2002), Stones in His Pockets (USA), My One and Only (Piccadilly Theatre, London), The Hollow Crown (Diana Rigg/Derek Jacobi/Ian Richardson/Donald Sinden, (Australia and New Zealand tour), The Tempest, (Derek Jacobi, Old Vic), The Master Builder (Patrick Stewart/Sue Johnston, Albery), Coriolanus and The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC, Old Vic), Suddenly Last Summer, (Diana Rigg, Albery Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Amanda Holden/Maureen Lipman, Shaftesbury Theatre and Lesley Joseph, UK tour), Eileen Atkins and Henry Goodman in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party (Duchess), Kevin Spacey in The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic), Kristin Scott Thomas and Bob Hoskins in As You Desire Me (Playhouse Theatre), Patricia Routledge, Roy Dotrice and Michael Pennington in The Best of Friends (UK tour), The Last Confession starring David Suchet (Theatre Royal Haymarket), the Chichester Festival Theatre productions of Nicholas Nickleby,(U.K.tour, Gielgud Theatre London and Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Patrick Stewart in Macbeth (Gielgud and Lyceum Theatre New York), Ian McKellan, Roger Rees, Matthew Kelly and Ronald Pickup in Waiting for Godot (Theatre Royal, Haymarket and Australia/New Zealand) and Brenda Blethyn in Edna O’Brien’s Haunted (UK tour). Rupert Everett and Diana Rigg in Pygmalion (Garrick Theatre), When We Are Married (Garrick Theatre), Private Lives starring Kim Cattrall (Vaudeville Theatre London/Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto and Music Box Theatre New York), Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley in The Lion In Winter (Haymarket Theatre ), The Tempest starring Ralph Fiennes (Haymarket Theatre). Executive Producers [for Karl Sydow] of Backbeat in both Toronto and Los Angeles.