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We are KW PRODUCTIONS, a Leicester based musical theatre company who present at least one fully staged musical or revue each year.


Set up as a privately owned amateur musical theatre company, KW Productions does not run a 'traditional' membership driven society and does not have a committee. Instead, KW Productions is run and funded entirely by Producer Keiran Whelan-Newby and prides itself on its original ethos;

"to hold free open auditions to all, providing fair opportunities to take part in shows rarely produced on the amateur theatre circuit"

Established in 2014, Producer and Owner Keiran Whelan-Newby (then just Whelan) took the 'plunge' and staged a small chamber version of A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT at a new and upcoming pub theatre venue, UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN to huge acclaim.

An unexpected opportunity to bring this production to THE LITTLE THEATRE main stage presented itself in 2015 which then led to further co-productions in support of The Little Theatre's Building Fund. 

To date, KW Productions has raised over £27k towards The Little Theatre Building Fund and remains the main collaborater and leader of fundraising productions for The Leicester Drama Society (owners of The Little Theatre)

KW Productions is a proud member of NODA, The National Operatic and Dramatic Association and charity for amateur theatre societies

Our website keeps you up to date with any news, auditions and information on all our past and present productions.

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Keiran Whelan-Newby - Owner/Producer KW Productions

Theatre credits include: 'Tony' in The Boyfriend, 'Jeff' in Straight and Narrow, 'Algernon Moncrieff' in The Importance of Being Earnest, 'Kit Kat Boy' in Cabaret, 'Archibald Craven' in The Secret Garden: The Musical (Leicester Drama Society); 'Mr Sowerberry' in Oliver!, 'Billy Crocker' in Anything Goes, 'The Man' in Whistle Down The Wind, 'Oscar Lindquist' in Sweet Charity, 'Wild Bill Hickok' in Calamity Jane, 'Sam Wheat' in Ghost: The Musical (Nomination for Best Leading Performance in a Musical, Sooty Awards 2023), 'Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde' in Jekyll and Hyde (WAOS); 'Arthur Kipps' in Half a Sixpence (KRR); 'Bobby Child' in Crazy For You (IDOLS); 'Gary' in A Slice of Saturday Night (Hinckley Concordia Theatre); 'Curly' in Oklahoma! (The Melton Musical Theatre Company); 'Tony' in Abigail's Party (Kirby Players); 'Rick' in A Slice of Saturday Night', 'Robert' in Company, 'Cinderella's Prince/ Florinda/ Wolf' in Into The Woods, 'Captain von Trapp' in The Sound of Music and 'Jamie Wellerstein' in The Last Five Years (KW Productions)

Pantomimes for The Leicester Drama Society: 'Sammy' in Mother Goose, 'Idle Jack' in Dick Whittington, 'Buttons' in Cinderella, 'Wishee Washee' in Aladdin, 'Colin' in Mother Goose, 'Dick Whittington' in Dick Whittington, 'Prince Charming' in Cinderella (twice), 'Robin Hood' in Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood, 'Puss in Boots' in Puss in Boots, Co-Director for Robin Hood (2019), Cinderella (2021) and Aladdin (2022).

As Producer/ Director for KW Productions: A Slice of Saturday Night (2014 & 2015), Company (2015), Into The Woods (2018), The Sound of Music (2019), The Last Five Years (Winner of a 2022 Lockdown Hero Award), Calendar Girls: The Musical (Winner of the 2022 District 6 NODA Award for Best Musical), Gypsy (Winner of the 2023 District 6 NODA Award for Best Musical).

Other Directing Credits: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Kirby Players, 2022), The Secret Garden: The Musical (Leicester Drama Society)

Upcoming: 'The Beast'/ Director in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (KW Productions, The Little Theatre, September 2024).

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