Vice-President, Caro Newling OBE
Caro was the elected President between 2014 and 2017 and will be Vice-President until 2020.
Director of Neal Street Productions, formed in 2003 with Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris to produce film, television and theatre. Previously Caro established and ran the Donmar Warehouse with Sam Mendes between 1992-2002. They met when Caro was Head of Press and Public Relations of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Most recently Caro was a commercial producer of Olivier and Tony Award-winning The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth (Gielgud and Bernie Jacobs Theatres) and The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre, Park Avenue Armory NYC and Piccadilly Theatre), This House by James Graham at the Garrick Theatre (Headlong / Chichester Festival Theatre). Caro was also lead producer of the world premieres of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, David Grieg, produced with Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and at the Lunn-Fontanne NYC; and Shrek The Musical produced with DreamWorks Animation at Broadway Theatre NYC, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and two nationwide UK tours 2014 to 2018.
Previous productions include: The Bridge Project, a three-year transatlantic venture with Old Vic / Brooklyn Academy of Music presenting five classic plays for worldwide stages across fifteen international cities, directed by Sam Mendes: The Winter's Tale / The Cherry Orchard with Simon Russell Beale and Rebecca Hall, The Tempest / As You Like It with Stephen Dillane and Juliet Rylance, and Richard III with Kevin Spacey. Three Days of Rain with James McAvoy, The Vertical Hour with Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy, and world / UK premieres of The House of Special Purpose by Heidi Thomas, All About My Mother by Sam Adamson, The Hound of Baskervilles by Steve Canny and Peepolykus, Days of Wine and Roses new version by Owen McCafferty, Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz and Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire.
West End / Broadway transfers include: Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory), South Downs / The Browning Version, Enron (Chichester Festival), Hamlet, Mary Stewart and Red (Donmar Warehouse) and Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory) and The Painkiller (Kenneth Branagh Season).
Neal Street Productions Film and television includes: Heidi Thomas' series Call The Midwife, Informer, Penny Dreadful, Stuart a Life Backwards, Starter for Ten, Things We Lost in the Fire, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Away We Go, Blood, The Hollow Crown for BBC featuring Richard II (dir. Rupert Goold), Henry IV Part 1 & Part 2 (dir. Richard Eyre), Henry V (dir. Thea Sharrock), Henry VI Part 1 & Part 2 and Richard III (dir. Dominic Cooke) and Britannia written by Jez Butterworth.
Caro was President of the Society of London Theatre 2014 - 2017, Chair of Paines Plough 2010 - 2019, and has Chaired The Linbury Prize for Stage Design since 2010. Previously she has been a Trustee of the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and Adventures in Motion Pictures.
Caro was made an Honorary Fellow of the Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2017 and was awarded an OBE in 2018 for services to drama.