Karl Sydow


Karl Sydow has produced Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage across the UK and around the world since 2004.  He is currently producing Sting’s The Last Ship on tour in the UK and Ireland.

Other UK theatre credits include: Sinatra: The Man and His Music, the spectacular multimedia production directed by David Gilmore (Palladium); Backbeat directed by David Leveaux with choreography by Stephen Mear; (Duke of York’s); Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson directed by Max Stafford-Clark (Arts); Triptych by Edna O’Brien (Southwark Playhouse); Memory directed by Terry Hands (UK tour); The Line directed by Matthew Lloyd and Jenůfa directed by Irina Brown, both written by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Arcola); Ring Round the Moon directed by Sean Mathias (Playhouse); Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage (Piccadilly, Aldwych, UK tour, Germany, France, Australia and Italy); And Then There Were None with Tara Fitzgerald (Gielgud); the London and Sydney production of Dance of Death with Sir Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour and Owen Teale; Bea Arthur (Savoy); Auntie and Me with Alan Davies and Margaret Tyzack (Wyndham’s); Michael Moore, Live! (Roundhouse); the West End premiere of Noël Coward’s Semi-Monde (Lyric); Kevin Elyot’s Mouth to Mouth with Lindsay Duncan and Michael Maloney (Noël Coward); David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow with Mark Strong, Patrick Marber and Kimberly Williams (Ambassadors); Drummers by Simon Bennett and Some Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill – winner of the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer – both directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint (Ambassadors); Macbeth with Rufus Sewell (Queen’s); A Swell Party – A Celebration of Cole Porter (Vaudeville); Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good (UK tour, Olivier Award for Best Play); Hysteria (Olivier Award for Best Comedy) and an adaptation of Sue Townsend’s novel The Queen and I which was Out of Joint’s inaugural production (Vaudeville).

North American theatre credits include: Backbeat (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto and the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles) directed by David Leveaux, and international tours including The Last Confession with David Suchet; the centennial production of Under Milk Wood, directed by Terry Hands and the original Broadway and Out of Joint revival of Our Country’s Good.

In 2018, Karl has produced Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide with The Old Vic and Edinburgh International Festival and David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano (Duke of York’s).