About Us

Snapdragon Productions was founded in 2009 by Producer Sarah Loader and Director Eleanor Rhode, to bring new, neglected and unknown works to new audiences.


when-we-were-women-rehearsal-223Their productions in development include a revival of Vassa by Maxim Gorky and a UK Tour of their award-winning musical Teddyin co-production with the Watermill Theatre. 

 

In 2016 they presented an off-Broadway transfer of Toast by Richard Bean, where it opened the prestigious Brits Off Broadway season at 59e59 Theaters. This followed a first class tour of the play, visiting some of the UK’s finest playhouses including Theatre Royal Bath, Rose Theatre Kingston and Oxford Playhouse. In September 2015, Snapdragon made their debut at the Orange Tree Theatre with a revival of When We Were Women by Sharman Macdonald. In June 2015 Snapdragon presented the World Premiere of Teddy by Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine at the Southwark Playhouse, where it was hailed as a ‘game-changer’ and ‘label-defying theatre.’

 

TOAST rehearsal_SWP3263From 2013-2015, Snapdragon presented three plays at Park Theatre in their 200-seat space including: a revival of Richard Bean’s debut play Toast which broke box office records and earned Snapdragon a nomination for ‘Best Producer’ in the 2015 Off West End Awards; the London premiere of The Dead Wait by Paul Herzberg, starring the playwright (December 2013); and a multi-award nominated revival of Thark by Ben Travers which marked the world premiere of its new adaptation by actor / writer Clive Francis (August 2013).

 

As Associate Producers, Snapdragon worked with Nicola Seed on her revival of Accolade by Emlyn Williams which played at the St. James’ Theatre from November 2014.

 

Snapdragon previously enjoyed an extensive collaboration with the Finborough Theatre, where they produced A Life by Hugh Leonard, The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey, Barrow Hill by Jane Wainwright, Generous by Michael Healey, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Me and Juliet and A Day at the Racists (Anders Lustgarten), which was nominated for the 2010 TMA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Regional Theatre. 

 

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AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Won – 2016 Off West End Award for Best New Musical for Teddy
Nomination – 2016 Off West End Award for Best Director for When We Were Women
Nomination – 2016 Off West End Award for Best Designer for When We Were Women
Nomination – 2016 Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer for When We Were Women
Nomination – 2016 Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer for Teddy
Nomination – 2015 Theatre Mates Also Recognised Awards for Best Ensemble for Toast
Nomination – 2015 Off West End Award for Best Producer 

Nomination – 2014 Off West End Award for Best Director for Thark
Nomination – 2014 Off West End Award for Best Design for Thark
Nomination – 2014 Off West End Award for Best Sound for Thark
Won – 2011 Off West End Award for Best Director for Me and Juliet
Won – 2011 Off West End Award for Best Lighting for Me and Juliet
Nominated – 2011 Off West End Award for Best Production for Me and Juliet
Nominated – 2011 Off West End Award for Best Costume for Me and Juliet
Nomination – 2010 TMA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Regional Theatre (with Broadway Theatre Barking) for A Day at the Racists

 

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