This year, the team at RED Entertainment are proud to be producing Sleeping Beauty at the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple.

Red Entertainment is a theatrical production company based in the heart of London’s theatre land. The company’s primary mission is to bring new audiences to local theatres. Matt Brinkler leads a talented team of production and creative staff, committed to producing new, exciting and commercially successful entertainment.

Our creatives have a wealth of experience in theatre and music from around the world. We are immensely proud to have such incredible talent building our productions, enabling us to deliver exemplary quality in the UK and globally.

RED’s journey began with the hugely successful pop show The One Direction Story, playing three UK tours, international appearances, and a run in London’s West End. RED continued this success with the hit docu-musicals Cilla & the Shades of the 60s, Diana Ross & the Shades and The Music of Judy Garland, starring original Nolan Sister and West End Leading Lady Denise Nolan, all to critical acclaim.

Some of RED’s work for the younger theatre going audience includes Woman Like Me – The Little Mix ShowDinosaur Adventure Live and Teddy Bears Picnic. One of RED’s best-known productions to date, having completed four UK tours and one Australian tour, is WANNABE – The Spice Girls Show, which became one of the fastest selling one-night musicals in 2018, and maintained its success throughout 2019; the show gained critical acclaim at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a successful run at the prestigious Assembly Rooms. In 2022, WANNABE travelled across Australia, selling out in all major cities.

Having rewritten the rule book on the one-night music market, the company diversified into comedy in 2019. RED staged two national tours of the hit comedy Hormonal Housewives, written by Julie Coombe and John MacIsaac. Followed closely by the newly written Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, produced in association with Stafford Gatehouse and Telford Theatre. Shortly after, RED commissioned new musical Soul Sisters and sketch show Housewives on Holiday.

More work produced by RED includes Dead Lies, the world premiere of a thriller written by best-selling crime novelist Hilary Bonner and a fresh new production of the hit show, Mum’s the Word.

In 2022, RED Entertainment became the biggest producer of new, commercial writing, touring in theatre across the UK.

New work created in 2023 includes Dreamcoat Stars, a musical concert featuring leading cast members from Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Tinderella, an alternative adult pantomime. And brand-new family show the Harry Styles Tribute.

RED are proud to announce that following three years of development, working with the biggest names in musical theatre, its full-scale musical, Tinker Bell, will soon enter the production phase ahead of West End and Broadway engagements.

We are painting the town RED. Come and join us!

Matt Brinkler – Executive Producer
Edward Johnson – Line Producer & Head of Programming
Anna Anikeyeva – Line Producer & Head of Marketing
Aaron Foster – Production Coordinator
David Catterall – Marketing
Libby Hall – Administration
Caroline Gorland – Administration
Lauren Hillier – Social Media
Natalie Gray – Social Media
Dan Schumann – Casting
Quick Fox – Online Marketing
Luke Wade – Videography
Rhian Cox – Photography
GHLD & NLP – Accounts