Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions up for sale
Neal Street Productions, the company co-founded by Sam Mendes that is behind stage shows such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Shrek, has been put up for sale.
The company, which also produces television series such as Call the Midwife, is understood to be on the market for around £40 million, with a first round of bids imminent.
Neal Street Productions was jointly founded by Mendes with Caro Newling and Pippa Harris in 2003.
Its theatre credits include Enron and Merrily We Roll Along.
As well as Call the Midwife, the company has produced television shows such as Penny Dreadful and The Hollow Crown.
It has been reported that About Corporate Finance is overseeing the sale process.
A spokesman for Neal Street declined to comment.
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