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 Sondheimโ€™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!

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