We open up the Show People Podcast answering machine and we hear from and AJ O’Neill and Emily Clare about what they’re doing to use their craft to benefit the theatre industry. Andrew chats with West End leading man and teacher George Ure about what it’s like swapping the West End for Tesco Express and   Read More …

Andrew explains how The Show People Podcast is responding to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.  Listen and subscribe by clicking the link below: Connect with us: Twitter: Andrew Keates: @AndrewKeates, The Show People Podcast: @ShowPeopleUK, Arion Productions: @ArionProds and use #ShowPeoplePodcast.Facebook: Please like our Facebook page where you can also join the Show People Listeners’ forum at www.facebook.com/showpeoplepodcast.Instagram: Follow The Show People Podcast: @showpeoplepodcast, Andrew Keates: @mrandrewkeates. E-mail: info@arion-productions.com   Read More …

Andrew Keates has been Awarded The Young Achiever Award by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Surrey. The award recognises a graduate who has achieved early career success or community service and is a role model for students and younger alumni. Andrew was called a pioneering director and producer in the theatre, who also campaigns for   Read More …

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Andrew Keates will direct Steve Furst’s one man show STEVE FURST: IN CHARACTER at Underbelly Festival for one night only on Friday 15thJune 2018. Steve Furst (Walk Like a Panther, Little Britain, The Wright Stuff, Matilda, Orange Cinema Ads, Toast of London), will be presenting his new one-man-show, Steve Furst – In Character at the Belly Theatre as   Read More …

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Andrew Keates will direct the European Premiere of Chinglish by David Henry Hwang at the Park Theatre, 200, which will play 22 March – 22 April 2017 “The first rule of doing business in China is also the last. Always bring your own translator.” Daniel, an American, wants to open up China for his business. There are only three things standing in   Read More …

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This September, Arion Productions presents the world premiere of new British musical The White Feather at the Union Theatre. It tells the story of Georgina Briggs whose brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won’t accept the shame and she won’t let it lie. But   Read More …

Cynthia Erivo (I Can’t Sing!, The Color Purple) returns to the West End alongside Cassidy Janson (Avenue Q, Wicked, Candide) in the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Dessa Rose. Also starring in this exciting and vibrant musical drama are: John Addison (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music), Edward   Read More …

This July, the European premiere of the uniquely stirring musical drama Dessa Rose is coming to London’s West End.  Dessa Rose is based on the book by Sherley Anne Williams with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical and Rocky The Musical) who have won Tony Awards,   Read More …

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by Greg Jameson for Entertainment-Focus.com Andrew Keates is a multi-award winning director of productions such as Bent, Just So, The Hired Man, The Thing About Men, A Winter’s Tale and As Is. He co-ran the Landor Theatre for over three years until 2012, when he set up his own company, Arion Productions. His acclaimed production   Read More …

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