About

ARIA ENTERTAINMENT is a theatrical production company headed up by Producer and Company Director Katy Lipson. Katy has most recently worked as lead producer on the UK Premiere of The Addams Family musical (UK Tour and Singapore), as well as transfers of the new musical YANK! (Charing Cross Theatre) and 50th Anniversary production of HAIR (The Vaults) which both began life at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre where she is resident producer and co-artistic Director. In February 2018, HAIR won the Best Musical Revival award at the WhatsOnStage Awards.

 

Other notable recent productions include the critically acclaimed transfer of Pippin to Southwark Playhouse, The Toxic Avenger to London’s Arts Theatre after a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Aria’s annual festival of new International musical theatre From Page To Stage at The Other Palace, sponsored by The Really Useful Group, Theatrical Rights Worldwide and RnH. Katy Lipson is a recipient of a Stage One bursary and Start Up Award for new producers as well as being a proud member of the National Alliance Of Musical Theatre.

 

In February 2017, Katy was awarded the ‘Best Producer’ Award at the Off West End Awards and was named in The Stage’s Most influential people earlier this year. Meanwhile, Hope Mill Theatre won Fringe Theatre Of The Year by The Stage in 2018.

 

Current Productions include, Pippin, Spring Awakening and Aspects Of Love.

News

Feature – WhatsOffStage Awards 2018

Hope Mill Theatre wins 2 awards – Best Front of House Team and Favourite Theatre – at the inaugural WhatsOffStage Awards.

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Interview – Katy Lipson

‘I want to create shows with a legacy and I want to make money’

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Feature – Hope Mill Theatre

East Side Story – how an old mill in Ancoats has become a Mecca for musical theatre fans

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Feature – From Page to Stage 2018

From Page to Stage Festival at Southwark Playhouse: The place to see new musicals before anyone else

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Feature – Hope Mill Theatre

UK Theatre outside of London: Top 10 Venues – “Go here for exciting new musical theatre”

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Interview – Katy Lipson

‘We’re running out of shows to revive, new musicals are the future’ – We caught up with one of the busiest producers in the UK to get her views on the country’s new musicals scene.

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Interview – From Page to Stage 2017

Katy Lipson speaks to BBC London News about the From Page to Stage 2017 Season including the premiere of Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater’s new musical ‘Some Lovers’.

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Interview – From Page to Stage 2017

Katy Lipson talks to Jenni Murray for the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour about the 2017 From Page to Stage Season.

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Interview – Katy Lipson

Is Katy Lipson the future of musicals? John Nathan talks to a rising star in the theatre world.

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