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

About Elliott & Harper Productions

Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Director and Best Musical Revival), 4 Olivier Awards (including Best Musical Revival), 2 Evening Standard Awards and the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical, Marianne Elliott’s landmark production of COMPANY  by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth ran on London’s West End from 26 September 2018 – 30 March 2019, and on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone from December 2021- July 22.

EHP’s production of Death of a Salesman, which is co-produced with the Young Vic and Cindy Tolan is now playing at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway, having received 5 star reviews and sell out houses in the West End and the Young Vic in 2019, winning the Olivier Award for Best Director for Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell and Best Supporting Actress Olivier Award for Sharon D. Clarke.

Recent productions include Cock by Mike Bartlett, directed by Marianne Elliott and starring Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka, Phil Daniels and Joel Harper-Jackson at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End,  the world premiere of Simon Stephen’s Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle (Wyndham’s Theatre), a new adaptation of C.S.Lewis’ classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Leeds Playhouse, Bridge theatre, UK/Ireland tour, West End/Gillian Lynne Theatre) and the co-production of the Broadway transfer of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America directed by Marianne.

Photography: Pamela Raith

Marianne Elliott

Marianne Elliott

Photography: Kevin Cummins

Marianne Elliott is Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions alongside her producing partners Chris Harper and Nick Sidi. Elliott & Harper’s most recent shows include the West End premiere of Mike Bartlett’s play ‘Cock’, directed by Marianne staring Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton. Prior to that, Elliott’s directing credits for Elliott & Harper productions include the award-winning Broadway transfer of Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (winner of 5 Tony awards including ‘Best Revival of a Musical’ and ‘Best Director of a Musical’). This production originated in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre where it won 4 Olivier Awards (including Best Revival of a Musical) as well as the Evening Standard Award for ‘Best Director of a Musical’. Marianne co-directed (alongside Miranda Cromwell) the award-winning revival of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ at both the Young Vic Theatre and the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre (where it won the Olivier Award Winner for ‘Best Director of a Play’). Salesman is currently playing at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway, directed by Miranda Cromwell.

Prior to forming Elliott & Harper Productions, Marianne was an associate director at the National Theatre for ten years where she most recently directed Angels in America which transferred to Broadway in March 2018 where it won three Tony awards, including Best Revival and an additional eight Tony awards nominations including Best Director.

Marianne’s other productions for the National Theatre include War Horse which she co-directed with Tom Morris (and West End and Broadway transfers; winner of the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play), and she directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End and Broadway; Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Director and Best New Play; South Bank Sky Arts Award). Other plays at the National Theatre include Husbands & Sons(a co-production with the Royal Exchange), 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).

Marianne was an associate director at the Royal Court, where her productions include Stoning Mary, Notes on Falling Leaves, The Sugar Syndrome and Local.

Previously Marianne was an artistic director of the Royal Exchange 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.

In 2020, Elliott directed two of the episodes for the revival of Alan Bennett’s ’Talking Heads’ for the BBC, starring Tamsin Greig and Harriet Walter.

In 2018, Elliott was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her Services to Theatre.

Chris Harper

Chris Harper

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Chris Harper is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer. Following their previous collaborations, Chris and Marianne established their company, Elliott & Harper Productions in 2016, for which their first production, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle by Simon Stephens, opened at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2017. Elliott & Harper Productions co-produced The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in a new version at the Leeds Playhouse which transferred to the Bridge theatre, London and later tour the UK and Ireland before transferring to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in the West End. Their production of Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, directed by Marianne played a limited run at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End, starring Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone. The production received 4 Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival, best set design, best actor and actress in a supporting role in a musical. Company also won 2 Evening Standard Awards and Best Musical at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards. The show later transferred to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone and played from December 2021- July 22 and won five TONY awards for Best Director, Best Musical Revival, Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Scenic Design.

Chris 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 eight years in the West End and on Broadway; winning five Tony Awards including Best Play, as well as subsequent productions in Toronto, Berlin, Holland and Australia, and the North American and UK tour. Chris Harper 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 seven Olivier Awards, including Best Play. It ran on Broadway for two years, winning five Tony Awards including Best Play.

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

His other work for National Theatre Productions includes Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, (directed by Nicholas Hytner) in the West End for over three years, plus a subsequent tour of the UK and Ireland, and Broadway. In 2016 he produced Jeremy Herrin’s production of Duncan MacMillan’s People, Places and Things in the West End. He was also the Executive Producer on the West End transfer of the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Over the last 30 years, Chris Harper has worked for Birmingham Rep, Birmingham Hippodrome, Stage Entertainment, Disney Theatrical, Cameron Mackintosh and for André Ptaszynski. He has been a board member of the Battersea Arts Centre, Punchdrunk, the Young Vic and the Bush Theatre.

Nick Sidi

Nick Sidi

Photography: Kevin Cummins

Nick Sidi is one of the founding members of Elliott & Harper Productions. After more than 20 years as an actor, Nick now works as a dramaturg and producer. Credits as Producer for EHP include Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle (West End), Company (West End, Broadway), Death of A Salesman (Young Vic, West End, Broadway), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Leeds Playhouse, Bridge Theatre, UK Tour, West End), Cock (West End).

His acting credits on TV included: DCI Banks, Rev, Psychoville, The Thick of It, The IT Crowd, Ashes to Ashes, Hustle, Spooks, Pulling, Silent Witness, Waterloo Road, Clocking Off, Bodies, Bob and Rose, Cold Feet and This Life. Feature films include: Season of the Witch, The Scouting Book for Boys and The Death of Stalin. On stage, he appeared in numerous productions at the National Theatre, Royal Court, Young Vic, Royal Exchange and in the West End.

As a dramaturg, he worked with Simon Stephens on Fatherland for Manchester International Festival, and Song From Far Away for the Young Vic and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; Lindsey Ferrentino on Amy and the Orphans, which premiered at Roundabout Theatre in New York in 2018; and on Marianne Elliott’s gender swapped production of Company in the West End.

Nick is responsible for developing Elliott & Harper’s slate of new writing.

Team Members

  • Producer – Lucy Pattison [email protected]
  • Administrative Producer – Georgia Miles
  • Finance Consultant – Lucy Woollatt
  • Associate Casting Director - Charlotte Sutton CDG
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