Kilimanjaro Live founder Stuart Galbraith has joined forces with theatre producer Joshua Andrews to launch Kilimanjaro Theatricals.
The new venture will produce, and co-produce, theatrical productions across the UK at home and abroad.
Kilimanjaro Theatricals will focus on the creative development of its own works as well as strategic co-productions in partnership with other producers, on an international basis.
Galbraith (pictured) said: "Kilimanjaro Group has wanted to land into the world of theatre and musical theatre for several years. We are hugely excited to combine our ambitions with Josh’s excellent skills and experience in this new venture."
Kilimanjaro Group has wanted to land into the world of theatre and musical theatre for several years
Andrews will also continue to independently produce his existing portfolio including the Peter James stage franchise, based on novels of the best-selling crime author, and projects with Kay Mellor including Fat Friends –The Musical and the upcoming stage production of Band of Gold.
On the new collaboration, Joshua Andrews said: “Stuart and I have been talking about this idea for some time and I am delighted to now be starting this journey with him and the talented Kilimanjaro team. We believe that by combining our varied skills, experience and relationships we can create an exciting and successful new theatrical enterprise and we look forward to developing our own works as well as co-producing with others around the world."
The first projects the venture has boarded are the Dolly Parton musical 9 To 5, which is currently running in London’s West End, Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical, which has recently opened in Australia and Hadestown, which just began previews on Broadway.
In 2017, Kilimanjaro Holdings acquired a majority shareholding in British promoter Flying Music Group, which has 30 years of experience as a tour, musical and theatrical producer and promoter. Its shows include the long-running West End production Thriller – Live and The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas.