President, Caro Newling
Caro has been President since 2014.
Under the Neal Street banner Caro is producer of the new stage versions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, in collaboration with Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures. Inc, and Shrek The Musical in collaboration with Dreamworks Animation, both at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Caro was also the architect of The Bridge Project, bringing together a unique three-year transatlantic and global venture with the Old Vic/Brooklyn Academy of Music to produce The Winter’s Tale, The Cherry Orchard, As You Like It, The Tempest, Richard III, all directed by Sam Mendes, and seen in over 15 cities worldwide between 2009 and 2012.
Other projects for Neal Street have included UK and world premiere productions of: Richard Greenberg’s Three Days Of Rain dir Jamie Lloyd, with James McAvoy; David Hare’s The Vertical Hour dir Sam Mendes, with Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy; The House Of Special Purpose by Heidi Thomas, dir Howard Davies; a new stage version of All About My Mother adapted by Sam Adamson, dir Tom Cairns; Anna In The Tropics by Nilo Cruz, dir Indhu Rubasingham, in a co-production with Hampstead Theatre; and David Lindsay Abaire’s award-winning Fuddy Meers, dir Angus Jackson, in a co-production with Birmingham Rep.
New commissions include: The Painkiller with the Lyric Theatre Belfast with Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon, dir Sean Foley; Owen McCafferty’s Days Of Wine And Roses at the Donmar Warehouse, a collaboration with Peepolykus to make The Hound Of The Baskervilles, dir Orla O’Loughlin.
Numerous West End/Broadway transfers including: South Downs/The Browning Version, Enron (with Chichester Festival Theatre); Red, Hamlet and Mary Stuart (with the Donmar Warehouse); Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday In The Park With George (with the Menier Chocolate Factory).
Mendes/Newling established and ran the Donmar Warehouse between 1992 and 2002 producing over 70 productions. Transfers to Broadway and the West End included The Blue Room, Company, Cabaret, Electra, The Glass Menagerie.
Caro made her association with Sam Mendes at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Previously she worked with the Almeida Theatre, Ballet Rambert, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, Polka Children’s Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford-East.
Caro is currently Chair of Paines Plough and the Linbury Prize for Stage Design. Formerly a member of the Board of Management of the National Theatre from 2003 to 2010, Chichester Festival Theatre, Made in Brighton and Adventures in Motion Pictures.