Following a celebrated decade as Artistic Director at Royal & Derngate, James Dacre today announces the launch of a new production company – LIVING PRODUCTIONS – which will champion exceptional writers, composers, actors and creatives by developing and producing their work…

LIVING THEATRE develops drama and musical theatre for stage production
LIVING MUSIC creates concert and opera performances and festival experiences 
LIVING ARTS focuses on podcasts, albums, radio plays, live broadcasts and films

Living Theatre Productions is creating new work for the stage by artists including Anna Zeigler, Bola Agbaje, Anthony McCarten, Roy Williams, Ralph Fiennes, Tanika Gupta, Mike Poulton and Conrad Murray alongside re-imaginations of several classic plays. 

Living Music Productions created a concert at Bold Tendencies in September of Derek Jarman’s Modern Nature with spoken word by Tilda Swinton, Giles Terera, Jessie Buckley and Samuel Barnett and music by Valgeir Sigurðsson, Max Richter and Donna McKevitt. It is further developing this work alongside new compositions by musicians including Jack Peñate, Rianne Walther, Peter Gregson, Jessica Walker and Orlando Gough. 

Living Arts Productions is creating work for film, radio, broadcast and podcast, including Alecky Blythe's Family Business with music by Adam Cork on BBC Radio 4 (to be broadcast and launched on BBC Sounds Worldwide in March 2024) and acting as Executive and Creative Producer on Sophie Fiennes’ feature film adaptation of Ralph Fiennes’ Four Quartets which recently premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival and is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer and in select cinemas worldwide. 

For further information please contact Bread and Butter PR Ben Chamberlain -