Ed Theakston - Executive Director and PA to the Creative Director


Ed trained as an actor at East 15 School of Acting. He will soon be appearing alongside CJ de Mooi in upcoming feature film "The Renata Road" (Ed Greenberg, Beyond the Bar). Recently, Ed was in the ensemble cast of a new production of Carol Ann Duffy's "Rat's Tales" (Susie Shreeve, Corbett Theatre) and was Acting ASM for Jonathan Holloway's "Jekyll & Hyde" at the Edinburgh Fringe and Southwark Playhouse (Jessica Edwards, Flipping the Bird). He also played Keno the Stripper in a workshop of "The Full Monty, The Musical", the role of Remus in the workshop of "Geek, A New Musical", and John Curlew in the rehearsed reading of Glenn Chandler’s award-winning stage adaptation of "The Custard Boys".


As an Assistant Producer: West End Switched Off Album Launch (St James Studio), West End Switched Off Vol. 1, A Very West End Christmas.


Ed is also a playwright, and was a member of the Soho Theatre Young Company Writers’ Lab 2013. He also works freelance as a writer and doing PR and graphic design for theatre and cabaret.




Kris Rawlinson - Executive Producer / Creative Director


As Musical Director: The World Goes ‘Round (St. James Studio & The Pheasantry), Beauty and the Beast (Epsom Playhouse), Starting Here, Starting Now (The Pheasantry), West End Switched Off (St. James Studio), Concert for Alice (Ambassadors Theatre), Kris Rawlinson & Friends (The Pheasantry), Been On Broadway, Sopragette, La Petite Divatante, Verrallations, & SMASH-ing (The Pheasantry), Streets (Hackney Empire & Cockpit Theatre), The Singers Soirée (Battersea Barge), Cabaret in the House: Michael Vinsen (Lauderdale House), RENT (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford), Our House (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford), If It Only Even Runs A Minute (Landor Theatre)


Other Theatre credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Windsor), Copacabana (Assistant MD, National Tour), Phantom of the Opera (Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking), Sister Act (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford), Another Way (Cockpit Theatre), Geek! A New Musical (Tristan Bates), Avenue Q (TNT Productions, Enfield), Jesus Christ Superstar (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford), Les Miserables (Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking)


Recordings include: West End Switched Off, Vol. 1 & A Very West End Christmas (Parallel Productions), Saffron Street (Kerrie Angell).





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"A winning formula... If this is just the beginning then I'm very much excited by the future."

The Theatre Blog

"Fresh, unorthodox... Every song impressed. I can't recommend it highly enough"

★★★★★ West End Frame

"Phenomenal MD Kris Rawlinson has re-orchestrated the songs with acoustic splendour... I'll be back for more!"

Mark Shenton

"West End Switched Off is an exceedingly good show; the entire evening was slickly executed!"

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