“… a leading London Producer.” The British Theatre Guide
“… the best producer to work for – ever.” The Stage
“One Producer who has seen the light is Marc Sinden. He believes in personal contact with his investors and appears to treat them well. His knowledge and experience of the theatre is extensive.” SuperHobby Investing
After appearing as an actor in over 40 plays in the West End, tours and repertory and numerous television series and films, Marc Sinden was appointed Artistic Director of the Mermaid Theatre, a position he held from 1993 to 1994.
In 1996, he produced the premiere of NJ Crisp’s play That Good Night on a critically acclaimed national tour starring Donald Sinden, Lucy Fleming, Patrick Ryecart, Julie-Kate Olivier and Nigel Davenport. He managed to talk Michael Pavelka out of teaching and back to set-designing. And directing his first commercial tour, Edward Hall.
In 1997, he became Associate Producer for Bill Kenwright where his West End credits were Lady Windermere’s Fan (Haymarket), followed by Pygmalion (Albery) which he also co-directed as well as discovering and casting newcomer Carli Norris and Sir Peter Hall’s multi award-winning production of An Ideal Husband (Haymarket & Gielgud). In addition to being Associate Producer on a further sixteen touring productions, he was also responsible for the Theatre Royal, Windsor.
He returned to independent producing in 1998 presenting and co-directing Steven Berkoff in Shakespeare’s Villains (Haymarket) which received a Society of London Theatre Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment and in 1999, the 25th anniversary production of Berkoff’s East (Vaudeville & Theatre de Silvia Monford, Paris) which as well as participating in the Edinburgh Festival (Stage Award for Best Ensemble work), toured into 2000.
In 2002 he produced The Glee Club (Duchess), starring David Bamber and David Schofield, directed by the Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre Mike Bradwell.
In 2003 he established THE ONE NIGHT BOOKING COMPANY, which presents celebrity-led anthologies and recitals nationally and internationally on ‘One Night Stands’ or longer and the enormously successful An Evening with… series of shows, whose trademarked brand-name has become instantly recognisable and is synonymous with quality theatrical evenings, showcasing acting legends and world-famous comedians etc.. Available exclusively from THE ONE NIGHT BOOKING COMPANY, for further information please click HERE or email email@example.com and request our current brochure.
Also in 2003 he devised, directed and co-wrote with Norman Hudis (the author of the first six of the ‘Carry On…’ movies), Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners, an innovative anthology on the Seven Deadly Sins starring four leading actresses from an interchangeable cast. For further detailed information on the cast and touring dates, please click HERE.
In 2004 he created UK THEATRE AVAILABILITY.CO.UK the industry-standard website dedicated to enabling Theatre Managers and Theatre Producers to be able to find out any UK theatres’ availability for any given week, or even day and details of their facilities, or what shows are currently available for touring, ‘at the touch of a button’.
One reviewer said that the website is “The most important advance for touring-theatre industry professionals since the invention of the telephone”.
Another: “Theatre availability will never be the same again! UKTheatreAvailability.co.uk is the web service that producers and theatres have been waiting for all their lives and we have Marc Sinden to thank for it”.
And yet another said: “This new site could well be the killer-application the business has been waiting for. A single clearing house of available productions and theatres, accessible 24/7/365 from anywhere in the world with a couple of mouse-clicks, it’s such an obvious idea that it’s incredible that it has taken so long. Like all the best ideas, it’s simple and everyone who hears about it kicks themselves for not thinking of it first”.
To find out more about UK THEATRE AVAILABILITY.CO.UK and/or how to use it, please click HERE
In 2007 he established the BRITISH THEATRE SEASON in MONACO which presents internationally recognised stars either in popular dramas, comedies and recitals or in solo performances in the exclusive setting of Monte Carlo.
In October 2007, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco graciously awarded the British Theatre Season his High Patronage.
To read the recent interview with Marc Sinden in The British Theatre Guide (the first in a new series of interviews with current West End impresarios), please click HERE
He represents the UK on the Artistic Advisory Board of the Colorado Festival of World Theatre, is a Founder Member of The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra’s Honorary Advisory Development Board and broadcasts a regular live monthly slot UK Theatre News on ‘The Magazine’ for BBC Radio Guernsey.
Marc Sinden Productions have further plays due for major productions, including Jeffrey Archer’s Prison Diaries by FF8282, (for further information, please click HERE).
As well as two film projects in development to be shot in Provence (in the South of France) and in Belfast which he is both directing and co-producing, Marc Sinden is at present directing a major 40-part documentary series, Great West End Theatres, currently being filmed in London, which tells the history and stories associated with each of the main London theatres.
In their review of the first 10 episodes of the series, the British Theatre Guide said: “This film is as close as one can get to standing on the stage taking an ovation. This series is beautifully filmed and gets the balance exactly right between classy camera work, history, reminiscence and gossip” and The Stage newspaper said: “Promises to be the most definitive guide to Theatreland.” (for further information, please click HERE).
Marc was nominated for the Cigar Smoker of the Year Award at the inaugural gala award ceremony in 2013, sponsored by The Spectator magazine and again in 2015.
The One Night Booking Company www.onenightbooking.com
UK Theatre Availability www.uktheatreavailability.co.uk
Great Productions www.greatproductions.co.uk
Great West End Theatres www.greatwestendtheatres.co.uk
British Theatre Season, Monaco www.montecarlotheatre.co.uk