Katy Lipson – Company Director and Producer
Katy Lipson is the founder, company director and producer of Aria Entertainment. Before founding Aria, Katy was an active musician, singer-songwriter and taught repertoire at The Brit School, Trinity Laban and the London Theatre School. She is a board member of Musical Theatre Network.
A more extensive list of credits for Aria Entertainment include Brokeback Mountain, Cruise and The Last 5 years in the West End, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and The Toxic Avenger at The Arts Theatre, The Addams Family, Hair, Little Voice, The Osmonds, The Cher Show as UK Tours, Parade, Hair, Spring Awakening, Pippin, Yank, Aspects Of Love, The Return Of The Soldier, Mame, Putting It Together at Hope Mill Theatre, Broken Wings, Yank, Zorro and From Here To Eternity at Charing Cross Theatre, Claus at The Lowry, Cruise at Home Manchester, Flowers For Mrs Harris at Riverside Studios, Rags, tick tick Boom and Little Women at Park Theatre, Jerry’s Girls, Return Of The Soldier and See What I Wanna See at Jermyn Street Theatre, Marry Me A Little, Forever Plaid, Miss-Leading Ladies and Jerry’s Girls at St James Studio Theatre, Tommy, Lizzie and Adventures Of Pinocchio at Greenwich Theatre, House Of Mirrors And Hearts at Arcola Theatre, Vanities at Trafalgar Studios, Barmitzvah Boy, MGM Story, A Night At The Oscars, Jewish Legends & Jewish Hollywood at Upstairs At The Gatehouse, The Verb To Love and Portia Coughlin at The Old Red Lion Theatre. Productions at Southwark Playhouse include Promises Promises, The Last 5 Years, The Toxic Avenger, Aspects Of Love, Unexpected Joy and Pippin. Concerts in the West End include Rags, Children Of Eden, The Chamber Musical Sessions and Seasons Of Larson.
Ollie Hancock – General Manager
Ollie joined Aria Entertainment in 2021 just as the country came out of national lockdown and had the privilege of working as a Production Assistant on Cruise at the Duchess Theatre for his first Aria project. Since then, Ollie has worked on countless productions for Aria as a Production Co-ordinator and is now working as their General Manager across various productions. In 2022, Ollie came on board as Co-Producer for the National Tour of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice starring Christina Bianco, Shobna Gulati and Ian Kelsey. Ollie is currently lead Producing and General Managing the London premiere of Flowers for Mrs Harris starring Olivier Award winning Jenna Russell.
Tom Ramsay – Literary Manager
Tom heads up Aria Entertainment’s new work development and working on a dramaturgical basis across the company’s slate of shows, including The Rhythmics (Southwark Playhouse); A-Typical Rainbow (Turbine Theatre); Claus The Musical (Lowry Theatre) and From Here to Eternity (Charing Cross Theatre). He has also worked as Dramaturg for Marie Curie, a Korean musical that is in development for a UK premiere in English. He is providing dramaturgical support for several upcoming unannounced projects, including a major adaptation of a popular fantasy novel and several contemporary musicals focused on stirring, human subject matters.
Tom is passionate about new work, especially in the musical theatre genre, and helping writers unlock the most dynamic way of telling their stories for the stage.