Producers

THIERRY SUC

Producer

He’s the man behind the shows for French entertainment greats like Mylène Farmer,Étienne Daho, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Zazie and Florence Foresti. Over his 30-year career, Thierry Suc has become one of the biggest producers in France. Jean Paul Gaultier got to know him after they worked together on several of his shows, and he brought him in on his new idea: a show inspired by cabaret that wasn’t a revue. “You have to be nuts to follow Jean Paul’s own particular brand of madness,” laughsThierry Suc. But the producer evidently loves a little craziness, because he’s at the helm of theFashionFreak Show, powered by a hybrid of fashion, music and visual tableaux. “To my knowledge, this kind of showhas never been developed before.

We’ve thrown out the rule book to mix up disciplines and expertise,” he says. For Thierry, Jean Paul Gaultier is much more than a couturier: “We made the rounds of all the shows at the Festival of Avignon. Jean Paul not only has a great curiosity, but he really knows show business. With his references and his creative world, he’s more an artist than a designer.”

GARRY MCQUINN

Producer

Garry has enjoyed a forty-year career in theatre, almost twenty five as a producer. He has mounted, produced and/or managed large-scale musicals (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Boy from Oz, Showboat) and internationally toured numerous shows (Tap Dogs, Slava’s Snowshow, Mums the Word, Gumboots, Fosse, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake). Garry is lead producer and managing partner for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical, Australia’s most successful theatrical export. The multi award-winning hit musical has played London’s West End, Broadway, thirty countries and 135 cities. Garry produced the premieres of Ingmar Bergman’s Through A Glass Darkly in London and New York,The Two Worlds of Charlie F, a play based on the true stories of (and performed by) rehabilitating ex-soldiers; and a contemporary adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting Of The Snark. His West End transfer of Songs for Nobodies was nominated fora n Olivier Award. Garry is the international producer of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show and (with his RGM team) books and manages the Australian cabaret musical Velvet, Another Kind of Blue from The Netherlands, Parisian Stéphane Letellier’s Stories and the West End hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Garry headed the Production course at Australia’s national theatre school (NIDA) for a decade and has enjoyed an unbroken relationship with the school extending for almost four decades including two terms as a member of the Board

TEG MJR

Producer

TEG MJR is owned by Sydney-based TEG, which is Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment, ticketing and technology business and has a fast-growing global presence. Their tours have stopped at hundreds of world class event spaces, from stadium shows in New Zealand, castles in Wales, vineyard shows in Australia to open air concerts under the stars in the Middle East.

To further support the growth in our concert operation, we own and operate multiple award-winning venues across the UK including Tramshed in Cardiff and The Mill in Birmingham. This gives us the ability to develop talent and refine event formats at ‘home’, to spread across new markets internationally in the future. In addition to being respected promoters of traditional live music events, we are one of the fastest growing creative event producers in the world. With JVs and license deals for some of the largest brands and IP in popular culture, TEG MJR presents multiple exhibitions, theatrical tours and immersive attractions across the globe.

KATSUMI KUROIWA

Producer

Avex was founded in Japan in 1988. Started as a dance music label, Avex has grown into one of Japan’s largest entertainment companies with dealings in music, artist and talent management, live and theatrical performances and other events, merchandising, fan clubs, anime, games, and music and video subscription services. In addition to London and Los Angeles, the company has offices throughout Asia including in Singapore, Beijing, and Taiwan, while representing stars such as Ayumi Hamasaki and PIKOTARO.

The company also hosts events such as ULTRA JAPAN and STAR ISLAND. Avex Entertainment Inc. is an Avex group company primarily involved in the music business including music production and sales, as well as live and theatrical production, event planning, production, and merchandising. The recent theatrical productions include SPAMALOT,ELF the Musical,Murder on theOrient Express and The Play that Goes Wrong.