About

Katy Lipson is the company director and producer of Aria Entertainment which she set up in 2012. She has produced over 60 shows and has a huge interest in musical theatre revivals and new musicals. Her recent producing credits include: the UK Premiere No 1 Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, the UK Premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER and THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at the Arts Theatre, West End, The 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR the musical UK No 1 Tour and The Vaults, London (WhatsOnStage Award winner) and she is also the creator of the FROM PAGE TO STAGE festival of new musicals which has invested in and given life to 100 musicals over the past 6 years. Katy offers a full time literary department for new International musicals and has several shows under commission and development.

She is the producing artistic director of Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester which won Fringe Theatre Of The Year in 2018 and where she has produced 13 musicals including Parade, The European Premiere of Yank, Pippin, Spring Awakening (WhatsOnStage Award winner), Aspects Of Love and the European Premiere of Little Women amongst others. She is currently producing the first revival in 50 years of Jerry Herman’s Mame, starring two time Olivier award winning actress Tracie Bennett and Harriet Thorpe. Her productions of Yank, Hair, Aspects Of Love and Pippin all transferred to London and ran to critical acclaim. She recently produced a new revival of Rags working alongside Wicked creator Stephen Schwartz.

In 2017 Katy won the Off West End award for Best Producer and was named in the prestigious THE STAGE 100 in both 2018 and 2019; the most influential people working in British theatre. She is a stage one bursary and start up award recipient and has been selected for the first ever US/UK producer exchange programmed this Autumn.

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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