Start Up Fund of £30,000 awarded to Gavin Kalin

Stage One awards £30,000 to emerging theatre producer, Gavin Kalin for the West End transfer of the critically-acclaimed Young Vic’s production of A Doll’s House.

Gavin is the founder of Totally Theatre Productions, a TV/Video production company that specialises in working with the theatre industry. His clients include Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Leicester Curve and Chichester Festival Theatre. In 2013, Gavin set up Gavin Kalin Productions Ltd to produce theatre in the West End, on tour and internationally.

Gavin commented “Within seven months I have gone from attending the Stage One New Producer Course to being awarded the Start-up Fund and I could not be happier. Stage One has helped me realise my potential for working as a theatre producer and I thank everyone involved in this fantastic organisation for their continued support and guidance.Within a matter of days I went from watching and falling in love with A Doll's House at the Young Vic, to having dinner with Neil Laidlaw - whom I met at the Stage One New Producer course – to then having detailed discussions with Mark Rubinstein and the Young Vic about joining them as co-producers on the potential West End transfer.”

The production will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre in August 2013 and will see Hattie Morahan reprising her award-winning role of Nora Helmer with Dominic Rowan playing Torvald.

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