Stanhope Productions is one of the most prolific independent production companies in the West End. Productions vary from classic revivals to musicals to new plays and have garnered high praise from the critics and audience alike.
Kim Poster founded Stanhope Productions, a theatrical producing company, in 2001. The company is dedicated to producing the highest quality live entertainment in collaboration with leading members of West End and to Broadway artistic communities.
Previously, Kim produced in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the United States. She spent three years in Los Angeles, working in film and television at Paramount Pictures and at IRS Media (currently Regent Pictures) while encouraging the studios to return to Broadway in the late 1980's. She became a member of the New York (1987) and California (1989) bars, having trained as an attorney, specialising in entertainment law.
Stanhope Productions has a range of plays and a film in development.
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- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, starring David Suchet, directed by Adrian Noble (opens May 2015).
- LIGHTS OUT: WWI CENTENARY COMMEMORATIONS (Theatre Consultant).
- ENCOUNTERS: Performers on Performance.
- CAROUSEL at the Arcola Theatre (creative consultant).
- UNCLE VANYA Ken Stott, Anna Friel, Samuel West and Laura Carmichael, directed by Lindsey Posner (Vaudeville Theatre)
- LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT starring David Suchet, Laurie Metcalf, Trevor White, Kyle Soller, directed by Anthony Page (Apollo Theatre). Olivier Award 2013/Best Revival & Olivier Nominations/Best Revival, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor.
- AN IDEAL HUSBAND starring Samantha Bond, Elliot Cowan, Alexander Hanson, Rachel Stirling, directed by Lindsay Posner (Vaudeville Theatre)
- ALL MY SONS starring David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker, directed by Howard Davies (Apollo Theatre, Evening Standard Award/Best Director, Evening Standard Nomination/Best Actor).
- WET WEATHER COVER by Oliver Cotton, starring Michael Brandon, directed by Kate Fahy (Arts).
- Simon Bent's PRICK UP YOUR EARS with Matt Lucas, director Daniel Kramer (Comedy Theatre & UK tour).
- Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE with Ken Stott, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & Hayley Atwell (Duke of York's Theatre & UK Tour, four Olivier nominations/Best Revival, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, Evening Standard nomination/Best Actor).
- Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL with Lesley Garrett, director Lindsay Posner (Savoy Theatre & UK Tour).
- THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL, lyrics & music by Cole Porter, director Matthew White (King's Head Theatre).
- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Henry Goodman (Savoy Theatre) (2 Olivier & Evening Standard Nominations/Best Revival of a Musical & Best Actor).
- BBC's WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Live Experience (Creative Consultant, Australian, US & UK/European tours).
- Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE with Rosamund Pike, director Adrian Noble (Nottingham Playhouse & Apollo).
- Michael Hastings' TOM AND VIV (in association with Almeida Theatre).
- THE RUBENSTEIN KISS with Samantha Bond, writer & director James Phillips (Hampstead).
- John Osborne and Anthony Creighton’s EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON with Joseph Fiennes & Francesca Annis, director Peter Gill (Comedy Theatre).
- TELSTAR (General Management) (New Ambassadors Theatre).
- Anouilh’s BECKET with Dougray Scott & Jasper Britton, director John Caird (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
- SINGULAR SENSATIONS featuring Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein & Michael Ball (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
- Oscar Wilde's A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE with Rupert Graves, Samantha Bond, Prunella Scales, Rachael Stirling, director Adrian Noble (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
- Bernard Shaw's MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION with Twiggy, director Peter Hall (UK Tour).
- Ibsen's BRAND with Ralph Fiennes, director Adrian Noble (Theatre Royal Haymarket) (in association with the RSC).
- Franz Xaver Kroetz's THROUGH THE LEAVES with Simon Callow & Ann Mitchell, director Daniel Kramer (Duchess, Olivier nomination/Best Actress).
- August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM with Whoopi Goldberg & Charles S. Dutton (Royale Theatre, Broadway).
- Bernard Shaw's MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION with Brenda Blethyn & Rebecca Hall, director Peter Hall (Strand Theatre).
- The Royal Court's THE YORK REALIST writer & director Peter Gill (Strand Theatre).
- Oscar Wilde's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN with Vanessa Redgrave & Joely Richardson, director Peter Hall (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
- George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY with Judi Dench, Harriet Walter, Julia McKenzie, Toby Stephens & Emily Blunt, director Peter Hall (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
- JITNEY by August Wilson (Lyttleton, NT, Olivier Award/Best New Play 2002).
- The Royal National Theatre's AN INSPECTOR CALLS director Stephen Daldry (Playhouse Theatre).
- Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS with David Suchet & Michael Sheen, director Peter Hall (Music Box, Broadway) (2 Tony Nominations/Best Revival & Best Leading Actor)
- Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS with David Suchet & Michael Sheen, director Peter Hall (Old Vic Theatre)(5 Olivier Nominations)
- ALWAYS (Victoria Palace)
- LENNY with Eddie Izzard, director Peter Hall (Queen's Theatre).
- GRAND HOTEL: THE MUSICAL director Tommy Tune (Martin Beck, Broadway, 7 Tony Awards) later transferred to the Dominion Theatre.
- James Goldman's TOLSTOY with F Murray Abraham & Gemma Jones, director Jack Hofsiss (Aldwych Theatre).
- Regional US theatrical productions include: HEDDA GABLER; THE GUARDSMAN; THE TAMING OF THE SHREW; THE ROYAL FAMILY; GYPSY; CARNIVAL; THE KING & I; GUYS & DOLLS; AND BITTER SWEET.
- Kim Poster produced the worldwide live cinema transmission of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, starring David Suchet in 2015.
- She joined IRS Media Inc. as VP of Production in 1992, overseeing various theatrical motion pictures including TOM AND VIV with Miranda Richardson, Willem Dafoe & Rosemary Harris (Miramax, 2 Academy Award Nominations / Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress); ONE FALSE MOVE director Carl Franklin with Billy Bob Thorton; MAN FACING SOUTH EAST (Co-Producer); A SAILOR'S TATTOO written by James Goldman; and A WOMAN'S A HELLAVA THING (Co-Producer).
- Ms Poster served as creative consultant at Paramount Pictures Corporation, 1988-91. Projects included RENO & YOLANDE (Paramount/CBS/Series); and Miss Pendleton's POINT OF VIEW (Garry Marshall/Executive Producer-Paramount/CBS/Pilot).
- Ms Poster graduated from Northwestern University (B.S., Cum Laud, Major: Theatre 1980), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1983/6, Samuel Belkin Scholar and Service Award for Contribution to Excellence in Education/Editor-in-Chief, ASILS International Law Journal) and the Hague Academy of International Law in Hague, The Netherlands (Certificate of Excellence, 1985). She was admitted to the New York Bar in March 1987 and the California Bar in December 1989 and has worked as an entertainment attorney in New York and California.