Top Hat
  • Top Hat
  • The Play That Goes Wrong
  • Hetty Feather
  • The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
  • Kenny Wax produced the first ever stage adaptation of the 1935 RKO film TOP HAT, which starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Following its successful West End run at the Aldwych Theatre, TOP HAT successfully completed a 52 week UK Tour. Irvin Berlin's wonderful score including 'Putting On The Ritz, Let's Face The Music and Dance, Cheek to Cheek and Top Hat, White Tie and Tails. For more information and to see show footage go to

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  • The Play That Goes Wrong has firmly established itself as the West End's favourite long running comedy, now booking into its third sold out year. The Olivier Award Winning production (Best New Comedy) was the first play ever to be invited to perform on The Royal Variety Show and the you tube clip of that short performance had around half a million hits with the first month of the royal showcase.

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  • From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, with live music and circus skills, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is a masterpiece in theatrical storytelling! Nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in the category of Best Family Entertainment, Hetty is currently touring the UK having played two sold out West End seasons in 2014 and 2015 where it received an incredible seven 5* reviews from the major British press. In the Summer of 2016 Sally Cooksons outstanding production has been invited to perform at the Asolo Playhouse in Sarasota and plans for a NY run are expected to be confirmed later in the year. Photography by Helen Maybanks.

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  • Mischief Theatre are returning to the West End with their new play The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Written by the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the new production opens at the Criterion Theatre in April 2016. Starring show creators Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery follows eight incompetent criminals trying to steal a diamond and will be directed by Mark Bell and members of the Mischief Theatre Company.

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  • The Gruffalo
  • What the Ladybird Heard
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong
  • By Tall Stories based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

    ‘A mouse took a stroll through a deep dark wood’. Mouse can scare hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when she comes face to face with the very creature she imagined. Tall Stories brilliantly original adaptation has been enjoyed by audiences all over the country who have come to love the original picture book. Follow link for live footage and forthcoming tour dates.

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  • Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all. The Ladybird has a plan of her own!

    Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks‚ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!

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  • THE THREE LITTLE PIGS a very curly musical tale is a "great big little West End show" for audiences of three years and up from Stiles and Drewe the award-winning writers of the international smash hits MARY POPPINS and HONK! He can huff and puff until the cows comes home, but will the Big Bad Wolf get the better of the three little superstar piglets in this brand new retelling of the classic story? Full of catchy songs, jokes and japes for little ones and parents alike, this endearing musical will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter. For ages 3+. May not be suitable for vegetarians. Illustration copyright: Charles Riffenburgh

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  • A tremendously successful Christmas West End season starring the original Mischief Company members (Winners of the the 2014 Whatsonstage Best New Comedy Award) followed a 28 week UK tour. Adapted from the original stage play Peter Pan by JM Barrie the show received 4* reviews from The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, the Financial Times, Time Out and the Sunday Express. It received a coveted 5* review from Mark Shenton in the Stage. 5 STARS "JOYFUL DISASTERS FROM COMEDY MASTERS" Libby Purves, BBC Radio 4

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  • Room on the Broom
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea
  • The Gruffalo’s Child
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  • How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind...

    The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick - until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two!

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  • The enduringly charming picture book celebrates it’s 40th anniversary with a play packed with oodles of magic, sing a long songs and clumsy chaos. Adapted and Directed by doyen of children's theatre David Wood, it’s the first time that this much loved tale of a tiger creating teatime mayhem has been brought to life on stage.

    "This adaptation of Judith Kerr’s delightful tale is in the safe and experienced hands of writer/director David Wood who has the knack of surprising them with his imaginative touches." - The Stage

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  • By Tall Stories based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. 'The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should, ever set foot in the deep dark wood.' This popular sequel enjoyed a year long tour and a successful season over Christmas in London’s Arts Theatre. Follow link for live footage and forthcoming touring dates.

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  • Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen's ever popular award winning book ‘We’re Going on a Bearhunt' is brought noisily and vividly to life on stage by Director Sally Cookson's loving adaptation and Benji Bower's versatile score. Bear Hunt has toured in Australia, Asia and America.

    'Full of catchy repetition, delightful onomatopoeic adventures and actually muddy, watery and snowy frolics.' The Stage

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  • Relatively Speaking
  • Nina Conti: In Your Face
  • Mr Popper’s Penguins
  • Dear Lupin
  • This classic Ayckbourn comedy stars Robert Powell and Liza Goddard and tours the UK in the Autumn of 2016 in a co-production with Theatre Royal Bath. The play is directed by Ayckbourn stalwart Robin Herford and takes place during a Summer weekend in the sixties. Gregory loves Ginny, and Ginny loves Gregory. But unfortunately Ginny also loves Philip, or at least she used to, and Philip loves her - does Philip love his wife too? Relatively Speaking delightfully shows "how prolonged misunderstanding can become a source of painful truth" (The Guardian) and will play at New Victory Theater, New York, October 2016.

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  • Direct from her smash hit total sell out UK tour, Nina is playing 18 shows in London at the Criterion Theatre from 25th February - 12th March. She's won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium and made a BAFTA nominated film - all without moving her lips. Charming, sharp, warm, glamorous **** The Times.

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  • Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends all his time dreaming of Antarctic expeditions and living amongst the penguins. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep, out of which waddles a real life penguin. Soon another penguin arrives and not long after there are ten more baby penguins skating about the house. Director Emma Earle, Designer Zoe Squires and master puppet maker Nick Barnes, together with Composer Luke Bateman and Lyricist Richy Hughes have created a delightful 60 minute adaptation of Richard & Florence Atwaters novel, perhaps best known for the 2011 movie starring Jim Carrey.

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  • Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox starred in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year ‘Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son’ in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer’s brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie were vividly brought to life. The Production toured for six weeks before transferring to the Apollo Theatre in the West End for a limited eight week season.

    Adapted by celebrated writer and journalist, Michael Simkins (Fatty Batter, Simkins’s World).

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Welcome to Kenny Wax Limited

Founded in 1995 by Kenny Wax the Company has firmly established itself as a leading player in the West end and the provinces as both Producer and General Manager. Kenny is on the board of the Society of West End Theatre and was this year invited to appear in directory Who’s Who – an honour which he accepted.

 

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy became one of the surprise hits of 2014 when Kenny together with co-producer Mark Bentley asked Mischief Theatre to redraft their one hour play into a full length entertainment. They toured the show to great popular acclaim before transferring it to the Duchess Theatre where it has played to near capacity business since it opened in September 2014. It is now booking into it’s third year at the Duchess and is set to make that theatre its home for a long time to come.

 

Mischief’s follow up show PETER PAN GOES WRONG  opened at the Yvonne Arnaud in November 2014 and successfully completed a UK tour this year. Mischief’s follow up show PETER PAN GOES WRONG played in the West End at the Apollo Theatre Christmas 2015 having completed a 28 week UK tour. THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY is the third Mischief show that Kenny is co-producing with Mark Bentley. It is due to open in April at the Criterion Theatre.

 

DEAR LUPIN is a new stage comedy adapted by the celebrated writer and journalist Michael Simkins from Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer’s “Dear Lupin – Letters to a Wayward Son” the entire correspondence of a father to his only son spanning nearly 25 years. It starred two time BAFTA award winner James Fox and his son Jack Fox on a 6 week UK Tour.

 

In 2011 the Company produced the world premiere of the 1935 RKO classic movie TOP HAT which famously starred the legendary dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. In 2013, the stage adaptation running at the Aldwych Theatre, won three Laurence Olivier Awards including the coveted ‘Best New Musical’ from its seven nominations. In 2012 TOP HAT won the Evening Standard Award for ‘Best Night Out’. TOP HAT  recently finished its UK tour which packed out venues up and down the country led by the sensational Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch.

 

Over the summer season Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd presented a brand new production of Stiles and Drewe’s THE THREE LITTLE PIGS currently playing at Palace Theatre and THE GRUFFALO at the Lyric Theatre. Jacqueline Wilson’s HETTY FEATHER, which was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award and played to packed houses in 2014 has also been brought back to the West End’s Duke of York Theatre. The West End run was part of a 30 week UK tour played a 5 week season at the Lowry in Manchester over Christmas 2015.

 

ROOM ON THE BROOM and THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA are continuing to delight audiences on the UK touring circuit and ‘TIGER‘ has enjoyed a successful run at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Arts Centre.

 

KENNY WAX LTD is a proud supporter of the the charity KidsOut, which is dedicated to bringing fun and happiness into the lives of disadvantaged children. Over the past year KidsOut enjoyed performances of WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEAHETTY FEATHER and PETER PAN GOES WRONG. They also benefited from a special Gala performance of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at the Duchess Theatre. KENNY WAX LTD is also a great supporter of Spread a Smile Children’s Charity.