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The Stage 100 2019: The full list

The Stage 100, in association with Spektrix, is intended to reflect who are the 100 most influential people working in the theatre and performing arts industry. It is considered from the point of view of The Stage, as a trade publication, and so focuses both on theatre as a business and an art form. Inclusion within the list and ranking is weighted towards achievements in the past 12 months, but also takes into account continuous achievement. We also aim to have a list that – as much as is possible and plausible – reflects the astonishing breadth of the theatre industry. However, we do not weight the list to attempt to make it gender-balanced or ethnically diverse: we believe the list should aim to reflect how the theatre and performing arts industry is, not what it aims to be, or we would like it to be.

Top 5 6-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 Analysis

1. Steve Tompkins, architect, Haworth Tompkins

2. Sonia Friedman, Sonia Friedman Productions

3. Andrew Lloyd Weber, Really Useful Group/LW Theatres

4. Cameron Mackintosh, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd/Delfont Mackintosh Ltd

5. Rufus Norris and Lisa Burger, National Theatre

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6. Mark Cornel, Adam Kenwright, Michael Lynas, Ambassador Theatre Group

7. Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer, Nimax Theatres

8. Michael Harrison, producer

9. Leonard Blavatnik and Danny Cohen, Access Entertainment

10. Rupert Goold and Denise Wood, Almeida Theatre

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11. Nick starr and Nicholas Hytner, London Theatre Company/Bridge Theatre

12. Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper, Elliot and Harper Productions

13. David Lan, producer

14. Sarah Frankcom, Royal Exchange, Manchester

15. Kwame Kwei Armah, Young Vic

16. Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire, Trafalgar Entertainment Group

17. Gregory Doran, Catherine Mallyon and Erica Whyman, Royal Shakespeare Company

18. Alex Beard, Antonio Pappano, Oliver Mears, Kevin O’Hare, Royal Opera House

19. Vicky Featherstone and Lucy Davies, Royal Court, London

20. Edward Snape, Marilyn Eardley and Jon Bath, Fiery Angel

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21. Madani Younis, Bush Theatre

22. Nick Thomas, Qdos Entertainment

23. Michael Grandage, Michael Grandage Company

24. Ian McKellen, actor

25. Robert Icke, director

26. Matthew Bourne, choreographer

27. Paule Constable, lighting designer

28. Stephen Daldry, director

29. Alistair Spalding, Sadler’s Wells

30. Bill Kenwright, producer

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31. Emma Rice, Wise Children

32. Jamie Lloyd, director

33. David Byrne, New Diorama Theatre

34. Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis, Nick Salmon, Playful Productions

35. David Jubb, Battersea Arts Centre

36. Michelle Terry, Shakespeare’s Globe

37. Matthew Warchus and Kate Varah, Old Vic, London

38. David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree, Selladoor Worldwide

39. Tom Morris and Emma Stenning, Bristol Old Vic

40. Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham, Donmar Warehouse

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41. Nicholas Serota and Darren Henley, Arts Council England

42. James Graham, playwright

43. Alan Lane, Slung Low

44. Julian Bird and Cassie Chadderton, SOLT/UK Theatre

45. James Grieve and George Perrin, Paines Plough

46. Indhu Rubasingham, Kiln Theatre

47. Sean Holmes and Sian Alexander, Lyric Hammersmith

48. Adam Penford and Stephanie Sirr, Nottingham Playhouse

49. Arinze Kene, writer/performer

50. Mark Goucher, Producer/Cheltenham Everyman

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51. Caro Newling and Sam Mendes, Neal Street Productions

52. Cassie Raine and Anna Ehnold-Danailov, PIPA

53. David Ian, producer

54. David Pugh and Dafydd Rodgers, Producers

55. Jenny Sealey, Graeae

56. Nadia Fall, Theatre Royal Stratford East

57. Phyllida Lloyd, director

58. Timothy Sheader William Village, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

59. Fiona Allan, Birmingham Hippodrome

60. Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet

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61. Dawn Walton, Eclipse Theatre Company

62. Michael Longhurst and Henny Finch, Donmar Warehouse

63. Michele Taylor, Ramps on the Moon

64. Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, Underbelly

65. Tamara Harvey, Theatr Clwyd

66. Jackie Wylie, National Theatre of Scotland

67. Daniel Kramer and Stuart Murphy, English National Opera

68. Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley, Chichester Festival Theatre

69. Rachel O Riordan, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

70. Sarah Brigham, Derby Theatre

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71. Emma Gladstone, Dance Umbrella

72. Maureen Beattie, Equity

73. Matthew Lopez, playwright

74. Natasha Gordon, playwright and actor

75. Nikolai Foster and Chris Stafford, Curve, Leicester

76. Laura Wade, playwright

77. Sharon D Clarke, performer

78. Sam Hodges, Nuffield Southampton Theatres

79. Gemma Bodinetz, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

80. Tom Burke, actor

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81. James Dacre and Jo Gordon, Royal and Derngate Theatres, Northampton

82. Eleanor Lloyd, producer

83. Paul Taylor Mills, producer

84. Simeilia Hodge Dallaway, Artistic Directors of the Future

85. Ellen McDougall, Gate Theatre, London

86. Edward Hall, Hampstead Theatre

87. Giles Terrera, actor

88. Tom Scutt, designer

89. Debbie Tucker Green, playwright

90. Carrie Hope Fletcher, actor, singer and author

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91. Lorne Campbell, Northern Stage, Newcastle

92. Joseph Houston, William Whelton and Katy Lipson, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

93. Miriam Buether, designer

94. Jamie Wilson, producer

95. Sheila Atim, performer

96. Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, Good Chance Theatre

97. Andy and Wendy Barnes, producers

98. David Mumeni, Open Door

99. Tobi Kyeremateng, Black Ticket Project

100. Charlene Ford, actor

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Top 5 6-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 Analysis

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