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David Hutchinson

David Hutchinson

David Hutchinson
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Is Theatre director Theater professional Theater director
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 28 May 1988
Age: 32 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 2006-2009
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David Hutchinson (born 28 May 1988) is a British theatre producer and director. and is co-founder and Executive Creative Producer of Selladoor Worldwide, with Phillip Rowntree as the Executive Commercial Producer.Sell a Door Theatre Company

Hutchinson attended the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 2006 to 2009 and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Acting.


In 2010 he directed the UK tour of Dracula at twelve venues across Scotland, and in 2012 directed a co-production between Sell a Door Theatre Company and Mull Theatre of Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck which toured across Scotland and London.

Hutchinson produced the debut UK Tour of Spring Awakening the Musical touring to the Exeter Northcott Theatre, Manchester The Lowry, Stirling MacRobert Arts Centre, Greenwich Theatre and Norwich Playhouse. He produced the debut West End production of Seussical at the Arts Theatre, London in December 2012. He went on to produce the 2014 tour of Avenue Q touring 32 venues in the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong

David first produced the Scotsman Fringe First award winning play Rainbow at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.

In 2013, David Hutchinson partnered Sell a Door Theatre Company with the Greenwich Theatre following nine productions at the South London venue. James Haddrell and David officially announced the partnership on 19 November ahead of Sell a Door Theatre Company opening their second West End production of Seussical.

In 2014, as Sell A Door Theatre Company, David produced their first UK Tour of the popular musical Avenue Q. Due to the demand and success from their production it completed another UK Tour throughout 2015 and 2016.

In 2015, David Hutchinson directed the world premiere of Jo Clifford's Jekyll and Hyde based on Robert Louis Stevenson's gothic classic at the Greenwich Theatre followed by a thirty-three venue tour across the UK.

In 2016 David Hutchinson and co-founder Phillip Rowntree continued to expand the company in size, borders and targets, rebranding the company to Selladoor Worldwide. Sell A Door Theatre Company had established themselves as an integral part of the regional theatre landscape in the UK and Ireland, but David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree aspired to expand further afield and therefore to produce and tour theatre not only in the UK, but worldwide.

Along with UK Tours of Footloose, Flashdance The Musical, Spamalot, and The Crucible, David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree, as Selladoor Worldwide produced their first International Tours in 2017, including Jersey Boys and The Producers. Collectively in 2017 Selladoor Worldwide’s productions performed in 8 different countries.

David Hutchinson heads the following departments for Selladoor Worldwide; Programming, New Writing & Development, Creative & Learning, Venues, and International development. David travels internationally regularly to explore new performance opportunities and business ventures, annually attending conferences such as SPAF (China) and APAP (New York).

David Hutchinson is also co-founder of I AM Marketing, alongside Louis Hartshorn, a marketing company that provides specialist marketing, press and communications support to the arts sector.

David sits on the board of the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich since 2016.

David is associate director of the Brooklyn Youth Company in New York City.


  • A Foreign Field – In development

An adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s Novel ‘A Foreign Field’ – An extraordinary story of love, duplicity and shame.
Book written by Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal and Music written by Julien Salvia

  • Guess How Much I Love You – 2017/18

By Sam McBratney, Adapted by Anna Fox
In early 2017 it performed at Greenwich Theatre and Portsmouth King’s Theatre before touring to the Middle East in Spring. Culminating with an extended run at the Arts Theatre in London at the end of 2017. In 2018 Guess How Much I Love You goes on to enjoy a Far East tour along with a larger tour of the UK.

  • The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat - 2017

Adapted from the Eric Idle book, by Dougal Irvine
Coventry, Belgrade Theatre

  • The Broons - 2016

Adapted by Rob Drummond (The Broons)
10 venue Scottish Tour, venues included Edinburgh Kings, Glasgow Theatre Royal, and Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre

  • The Silver Sword – 2015

By Ian Serraillier, Adapted by Susie McKenna and Steven Edis
8 venue UK Tour

  • Jekyll and Hyde - 2015

By Robert Louis Stevenson, Adapted by Jo Clifford
31 venue UK Tour

  • Alice in Wonderland - 2014

By Lewis Carroll, Adapted by the company
Greenwich Theatre

  • Kidnapped - 2014

By Robert Louis Stevenson, Adapted by Ivan Wilkinson
36 venue tour, including Greenwich Theatre and opened at Sell A Door Theatre's Scottish home, The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock.

Book by David Hutchinson, Lyrics by Katy McIvor and Music and Lyrics by David Wilson
5 venue UK tour, including performances at Greenwich Theatre and Edinburgh Festival

  • Six Ways, a New Musical - 2012

Book by David Hutchinson, Lyrics by Paddy Clarke and Music by Michael Bradley

International expansion

In 2017 David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for Selladoor Worldwide opened two international offices, one in New York and the second in Bangkok.

The New York office is located in Midtown Manhattan and managed by Carl Vorwerk, who opened The Very Hungry Caterpillar for Selladoor Worldwide at the DR2 Theater in Union Square in September 2017.

David saw great potential in the Bangkok’s developing cultural market, and explained that he wants ‘to be in there first and develop those relationships.” Therefore David opened the Asia Pacific office located in Bangkok in December 2017, which is managed by Peevara Kitchumnongpan. As David continues to open doors to the world and make theatre accessible across the globe, he is currently in the process of opening a Spanish Office in Madrid with Juan Carlos Orihuela.

Notable events

  • 2009 – Sell A Door Theatre Company was created
  • 2011 - Associate Director of the Brooklyn Youth Company in New York City
  • 2013 – Partnership with Greenwich Theatre
  • 2016 – Selladoor Worldwide was established
  • 2016 – Launched Greenwich Young Writers Group
  • 2016 – Co-founded I AM Marketing
  • 2017 – Produced first International Tours – Jersey Boys & The Producers
  • 2017 – North America office opened
  • 2017 – First production to open in North America
  • 2018 – Asia Pacific office opened
  • 2018 – Nominated for the Tourism and Culture Awards at Greenwich Business Awards


Producer - Sell a Door Theatre Company

  • 2018 Fame, Book by Jose Fernandez, Lyrics byJacques Levy, Composer: Steve Margoshes
  • 2018 Madagascar A Musical Adventure, Book by Kevin Del Aguila, Music and Lyrics buGeorge Noriega & Joel Someillan
  • 2018 Kindertransport – By Diane Samuels
  • 2018 Of Mice And Men – By John Steinbeck
  • 2017 Peter Pan A Musical Adventure – By J.M Barrie, adapted by Robert Marsden
  • 2017 Big Fish, Book by John August, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
  • 2017 The Producers, By Mel Brooks
  • 2017 Jersey Boys, Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Lyrics by Bob Crewe
  • 2017 The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Based on the books by Eric Carle
  • 2017 Spamalot, by Eric Idle
  • 2017 Flashdance The Musical, Book by Tom Hedley & Robert Cary, Composed by Robbie Roth
  • 2017 Footloose The Musical, by Dean Pitchford
  • 2017 Guess How Much I Love You, based on the book by Sam McBratney
  • 2017 The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, Book by Eric Idle, adapted by Dougal Irvine
  • 2017 The Crucible, Arthur Miller
  • 2016 The Broons, by DC Thompson, adapted by Rob Drummond
  • 2016 Little Shop of Horrors, Booky by Howard Ashamn, Composed by Alan Menken
  • 2016 Footloose The Musical, by Dean Pitchford
  • 2016 American Idiot – The Arts Theatre, London, By Billie Joe Armstrong
  • 2016 American Idiot – UK Tour, By Billie Joe Armstrong
  • 2016 Hand to God, by Robert Askins
  • 2016 Avenue Q, conceived by Robert Lopez
  • 2016 James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
  • 2016 Meantime, Greenwich Young Writers Programme (2016)
  • 2015 Silver Sword, By Ian Serraillier, Adapted by Susie McKenna and Steven Edis
  • 2015 Seussical, Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Composed by Stephen Flaherty
  • 2015 "Jekyll and Hyde" adapted by Jo Clifford
  • 2015 "The History Boys" by Alan Bennett
  • 2014 Sunset Song adapted by Alastair Cording
  • 2014 Avenue Q conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
  • 2014 Kidnapped adapted by Ivan Wilkinson
  • 2013 Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
  • 2013 Ghosts adapted by Alfred Enoch
  • 2013 Sincerely, Mr Toad by David Hutchinson, David Andrew Wilson and Katie McIvor
  • 2013 1984 adapted by Matthew Dunster
  • 2013 A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare
  • 2013 Journey's End by R.C Sherriff
  • 2012 Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
  • 2012 Rainbow by Emily Jenkins
  • 2012 Sealand by Luke Clarke
  • 2012 Peter by Stacy Sobieski
  • 2012 The Man Who Had All the Luck by Arthur Miller
  • 2012 The Hound of the Baskervilles adapted by Tim Kelly
  • 2012 The History Boys by Alan Bennett
  • 2011 A Christmas Carol Adapted by David Hutchinson & Anna Schneider
  • 2011 Lord of the Flies Adapted by Nigel Williams
  • 2011 Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik
  • 2011 Proof by David Auburn
  • 2011 A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney
  • 2011 The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • 2010 Dracula by Liz Lochhead
  • 2010 Ms Minelli and the Daring Do by Sam Thackray
  • 2010 The Railway Children by Dave Simpson
  • 2010 Stitching by Anthony Neilson
  • 2010 The House of Mirrors and Hearts by Eamonn O'Dwyer and Robert Gilbert
  • 2010 Next Thing You Know by Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham
  • 2010 Scaredy Cat Prince by David Hutchinson
  • 2010 The Philanderer by George Bernard Shaw
  • 2010 Where the Solitary Eagle Flies by David Hutchinson
  • 2010 Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • 2009 Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall
  • 2009 Six Ways by David Hutchinson, Paddy Clarke and Michael Bradley
  • 2009 Falsettoland by William Finn and James Lapine
  • 2009 By Order of Ignorance by Robert Gilbert
  • 2009 Planning Permission by David Hutchinson
  • 2009 The Jason Robert Brown Song Cycle created by Michael Bradley
  • 2008 The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg
  • 2008 The Night Before Christmas by Anthony Neilson
  • 2008 The Sugar Syndrome by Lucy Prebble
  • 2008 So Much to Say for Myself by Robert Gilbert
  • 2008 Heart and Music by David Hutchinson
  • 2008 Treats by Christopher Hampton
  • 2008 The Secrets Inside by David Hutchinson
  • 2007 Two by Jim Cartwright
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