Our board

Our Board

Our Board currently consists of 19 directors, each elected by the Membership who are chaired by President, Caro Newling.

The Board is responsible for the overall management of SOLT.

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.

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Vice-President, Mark Rubinstein

Mark was the elected President between 2011 and 2014. 

Mark established and is the producer for Mark Rubinstein Ltd, a theatre producing and general managing company working in the West End and on tour both nationally and internationally.


  • Nick Allott OBE, Managing Director of Cameron Mackintosh Ltd
  • Jon Bath, Head of Production at Fiery Angel
  • James Bierman, Director of Empire Street Productions
  • Nica Burns OBE, Chief Executive of Nimax
  • Nick Frankfort, Producer, Michael Grandage Company
  • Mark Goucher, Producer, Mark Goucher Ltd
  • Eleanor Lloyd, Director of Eleanor Lloyd Productions 
  • Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director of Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Robert Noble, Deputy Managing Director
  • Kate Pakenham, Executive Producer at the Donmar Warehouse
  • Kim Poster, Chief Executive of Stanhope Productions
  • Nick Potter, Managing Director of The Ambassador Theatre Group
  • Andre Ptaszynski, President and Head of Programming for Really Useful Group
  • Dafydd Rogers, Producer for David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers Ltd
  • Nick Salmon, Partner of Playful Productions
  • Adam Spiegel, Founder of Adam Spiegel Productions Ltd
  • Kenny Wax, Producer at Kenny Wax Ltd
  • Lucy Woollatt, Executive Director of the Young Vic (in attendance - representing the LTC)


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