Ovation Theatres Limited is a highly successful theatre production company founded by John and Katie Plews in 1996.
Ovation Theatres is responsible for running Upstairs at the Gatehouse, a 140 seat fringe theatre in Highgate, North London.
The venue has a varied programme of musicals, comedy, drama and occasional one-off specials. To view the current programme please visit www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com.
Theatrically Ovation have staged several productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival including Black Comedy (1996) and Forever Plaid (1999). This high energy American musical then continued on a national tour visiting over sixty venues around the UK. In 2001 Ovation returned to Edinburgh with Jessica Martin's acclaimed one woman show Veronique - a Lifelong Cult. In 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010 Ovation produced Jim Bowen's show at the Edinburgh Festival You Can't Beat A Bit of Bully, which played to sell out audiences. Successful London productions include From a Jack to a King, It's Only Make Believe, A Slice of Saturday Night, Little Shop of Horrors, Starting Here, Starting Now, Side by Side by Sondheim, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Cole, Hot Mikado, The Wiz, The Young Ones, Victoria Wood's Talent. Into the Woods, Lee Hall's Cooking With Elvis, Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, High Society, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story and The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys and Dolls, Goodnight Mrs Calabash, Iceberg Right Ahead! , Crazy For You, Daisy Pulls it Off, Avenue Q, Kiss Me Kate, Murderer, The Blonde Bombshells of 1943, Singin' in the Rain , There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis and Legally Blonde the Musical.
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