Hope Aria

In 2016, Joseph and William joined forces with Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment to spear head the venue as a home for new musicals, musical premieres and musical revivals. Katy is now Resident Producer and Co-Artistic Director for all in-house musicals.

Hope Aria productions since 2016 include; Parade, Hair, The European Premiere of YANK! Pippin, The European Premiere of Little Women, The World Premiere of new musical Toyboy Diaries, Spring Awakening and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love.

London transfers include Yank at Charing Cross Theatre, Pippin at Southwark Playhouse which received the record for the most Off West End Award nominations and Hair at The Vaults which ran for 15 weeks and won the WhatsOnStage award for best off west end production.

Upcoming productions include new British chamber musical The Return of the Soldier -which is currently on sale (link) and Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together.

In 2018 Will, Joe & Katy were ranked in the UK’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Theatre.

In 2018 Hope Mill Theatre won The Stage award for fringe theatre of the year.

Past Productions

Hope Mill Theatre Instagram!

  • Hope Mill Theatre Presents.... @WilliamWhelton in.... "From the Bogs to the Boogie". Coming Saturday 13th of October..... Come and join us to boogie on down at our STUDIO 54 BIRTHDAY PARTY! There are only 100 tickets! 
#PartyTime #Birthday #Studio54
  • Meet our first LEADING LADY #GenevieveNicole from our smash hit Pippin the Musical!

Hope Mill Presents #LeadingLadies as part of our #BirthdayExtravaganza on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th of October! 
#BookNow https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/hope-mill-theatre-presents-leading-ladies/
  • Next level seat reservations today! We always aim to take care of our audiences. If you have a accessibility needs - let us know in advance and we will look after you 👌
  • We LOVE this gorgeous mirror donation thanks to @ambermgmt ❤️ And very instagtamable!
  • The flowers are pouring in for #PressNight tonight of #ReturnOfTheSoldier!
  • It’s the FINAL DAY to pledge your support for @soldiermusical @crowdfunderuk - officially wrapping at 3pm today. There’s free tickets, signed programs, VIP treatment and more up for grabs! Thank you to all our generous donors so far - we are so grateful 🎭👏