Formed in 2009 James Quaife Productions is a West End and Off-West End production company based in London.

As well as co-producing other West End productions, JQP also develops and commissions new productions and has a commitment for new writing and the workshopping and development of new plays and musicals.

We are always looking to form new and interesting collaborations and explore a variety of exciting projects that deserve a further commercial life in London or on tour. If you would like a production or project considered, please contact us.

Productions include: Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts starring Charlie Condou (Southwark Playhouse), Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire starring Imelda Staunton (Noël Coward Theatre, West End), Barking In Essex by Clive Exton starring Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes (Wyndham’s Theatre, West End – WhatsOnStage nomination for Best New Comedy and Evening Standard Theatre Awards nomination for Best Night Out), Happy Never After by Hannah Rodger (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013, Pleasance Courtyard), Step 9 (of 12) by Rob Hayes starring Blake Harrison (Trafalgar Studios, West End), the world premiere of Happy Never After by Hannah Rodger and People Like Us by Jake Brunger (Pleasance Theatre, London), the London premiere of Precious Little Talent by Ella Hickson starring Olivia Hallinan (Trafalgar Studios, West End – 2011 London Theatre Award for Best New Play), the first London revival of Moliere or The League of Hypocrites by Mikhail Bulgakov (Best Play 2009, History Today), the European premiere of the musical Little Fish by Michael John LaChiusa and the world premiere of Death of Long Pig by Nigel Planer (Finborough Theatre).

From 2010 – 2011 James worked as the Project Manager for Old Vic New Voices where he was the General Manager for The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange in London and New York (Vineyard Theatre 2010 & Public Theater 2011), The 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices (The Old Vic), The Arden Project (Warner Brothers in London and 3LD in New York) and Time Warner IGNITE.

In 2012 James was awarded a Stage One Producer’s Bursary for his production of Step 9 (of 12) and was mentored by Carole Winter and Mathew Gordon (MJE Productions). In 2013 James was awarded a Stage One Start Up Fund for the West End production Barking In Essex and was mentored by Mark Rubinstein.

James joined English Tour Theatre at the end of 2014 as their new Producer. Productions for ETT includeArcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Blanche McIntyre (Theatre Royal Brighton & UK tour), The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead by Simon Ermitage, directed by Nick Bagnall (Liverpool Everyman, Shakespeare’s Globe & UK tour), The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan, directed by James Dacre (Royal & Derngate Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston & UK tour), Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh adapted by Bryony Lavery, directed by Damian Cruden (York Theatre Royal & UK tour), French Without Tears by Terence Rattigan, directed by Paul Miller (Orange Tree Theatre & UK tour) and Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H.Lawrence adapted and directed by Philip Breen (Sheffield Theatres & UK tour).

James is a member of the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and The League of Independent Producers and Stage One.


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