Wessex Grove is a theatrical production company set up by Benjamin Lowy and Emily Vaughan-Barratt in May 2020 to produce and general manage innovative and exciting work of the highest quality in the West End, on Broadway and beyond.
WHO WE ARE
BENJAMIN LOWY – PRODUCER
Benjamin is a Tony Award winning producer who runs Benjamin Lowy Productions in the United States. Under BLP, he produced Betrayal and Seawall/A Life on Broadway in 2019. Previously, Benjamin co-produced 18 shows on Broadway, including Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhall, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Tootsie. On the West End, co-productions include Caroline or Change, the Pinter at the Pinter season, 9 to 5, and Cyrano De Bergerac.
EMILY VAUGHAN-BARRATT – PRODUCER
Emily has worked at Chichester Festival Theatre, The Print Room, Fiery Angel and since 2013 worked for Ambassador Theatre Group, where she was the Producer for The Jamie Lloyd company; most recently producing The Playhouse season (Cyrano de Bergerac and The Seagull ), Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre and in New York at the Bernard B.Jacobs Theatre, and the Pinter at the Pinter season. Other shows for ATG include; Pretty Woman, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, multiple West End transfers including Rob Icke’s Oresteia, Hamlet and The Doctor all from The Almeida Theatre, and King Lear from Chichester Festival Theatre. Emily is on the board of Polka Theatre and is a mentor for the Bridge The Gap Stage One scheme.
TOM POWIS – GENERAL MANAGER
Tom joined Wessex Grove in 2022 from Eleanor Lloyd Productions where he was General Manager. He worked at ELP for 8 years, working on a variety of productions including the site-specific Witness for the Prosecution, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story, Constellations, Emilia, Nell Gwynn, My Night with Reg, and Handbagged.
ELOISE KENNY-RYDER – EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Eloise has been with Wessex Grove since the company launched in May 2020. She is a trained violinist and singer and read music at The University of Oxford. Eloise has a particular interest in interdisciplinary, alternative forms of theatre making, and from September 2022 she will be exploring her ideas in a master’s course at Goldsmiths, University of London in conjunction with her work at Wessex Grove.
I thought of you the other day. (Pause) I was driving through Kilburn. Suddenly I saw where I was. I just stopped, and then I turned down Kinsale Drive and drove into Wessex Grove. I drove past the house and then stopped about 50 yards further on, like we used to do, do you remember?
SCENE 1, BETRAYAL, HAROLD PINTER, 1978.
AN AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP, ALMEIDA THEATRE, GAVIN KALIN PRODUCTIONS AND WESSEX GROVE PRODUCTION
An Ambassador Theatre Group/ Jamie Lloyd Company production co-produced by Wessex Grove
Cyrano de Bergerac
WORK WITH US
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