A new theatre company founded by
Tony & Olivier Award-winning director
Marianne Elliott and Producer Chris Harper

About Elliott & Harper Productions

Elliott & Harper Productions was formed in 2016 by the award-winning director Marianne Elliott and producer Chris Harper.

Following the West End premiere of Simon Stephens’ new play Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Elliott & Harper will co-produce a new adaptation of the C.S.Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in Leeds.  Directed and adapted by Sally Cookson and co-produced with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Catherine Schreiber, it opens in November 2017.  In March 2018, Elliott & Harper will co-produce the Broadway transfer of The National Theatre’s production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America directed by Marianne.  In September 2018, Elliott & Harper will present Marianne’s new production of Company by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth in the West End.

Marianne Elliott

Marianne Elliott is Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions. Marianne was an Associate Director at the National Theatre for 10 years where, most recently, she directed Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. It will transfer to Broadway in March 2018.

Her work for the NT includes the multi-award-winning War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. War Horse, co-directed with Tom Morris, transferred to the West End and Broadway, and has toured the UK and Ireland, had two tours of North America, plus runs in Canada, Toronto, Berlin and China. War Horse’s many awards include the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. Marianne’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time transferred from the NT to the West End and Broadway, as well as touring the UK and Ireland and North America, winning Marianne an Olivier and Tony Award for Best Director and the South Bank Show Arts Award.

At the National Theatre, Marianne also directed Husbands & Sons (a co-production with the Royal Exchange Theatre), Rules for Living, The Light Princess Port, Season’s Greetings, Women Beware Women, All’s Well That Ends Well, Mrs Affleck, Harper Regan, Saint Joan (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award), Thérèse Raquin and Pillars of the Community (Evening Standard Best Director Award) for the NT. She was an Associate Director at the Royal Court, where her productions include Stoning Mary, Notes on Falling Leaves, The Sugar Syndrome and Local. Previously she was an Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre where she directed Port, Design for Living, Les Blancs, As You Like It, A Woman of No Importance, Nude with Violin, Fast Food, Martin Yesterday, Deep Blue Sea, Mad for It, Poor Superman and I Have Been Here Before. Other theatre includes Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic, Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC and The Little Foxes at the Donmar Warehouse.

Chris Harper

Chris Harper is a Tony and Oliver Award-winning Producer.  He was the founding Managing Director and Producer for National Theatre Productions, where he produced Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris’s ground-breaking production of War Horse for 8 years in the West End. He also produced the New York transfer of War Horse, where it ran for 2 years, winning 5 Tony Awards including Best Play; as well as subsequent productions in Toronto, Berlin, Holland, Australia as well as the North American and UK Tour.  Chris also produced the West End transfer of Marianne Elliott’s visionary production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, where it ran for five years and won 7 Olivier Awards including Best Play. It ran on Broadway for two years winning 5 Tony Awards including Best Play.

In addition, Chris produced a TV documentary called My Curious Documentary for the BBC about children dealing with autism.

Also for National Theatre Productions, his credits include One Man Two Guv’nors, directed by Nicholas Hytner, in the West End for over 3 years, a subsequent tour of the UK and Ireland and Broadway. In 2016 Chris produced Jeremy Herrin’s production of People, Places and Things in the West End.

He was also the Executive Producer on the West End transfer of the Broadway Carole King Musical – Beautiful.  Over the last 25 years Chris has worked at Birmingham Rep, Birmingham Hippodrome, Stage Entertainment, Disney Theatrical, Cameron Macintosh and Andre Ptaszynski.   He has been a board member of the Battersea Arts Centre, Punchdrunk, Young Vic and the Bush Theatre.

Team Members

  • Associate Producer – Nick Sidi
  • Associate Head of Production – Igor
  • Head of Communications – Nada Zakula - [email protected]
  • Assistant to the Directors – Georgia Miles