Ian has been a theatre producer since 1989.
Productions include: the West End musical Blues in the Night with Stephanie Lawrence, Anthony Shaffers Sleuth , Simon Grays Hidden Laughter, Inside Job, Double Edge, Same Time Next Year with Gemma Craven, Ray Cooneys Funny Money and Donald Churchills Moment of Weakness starring Liza Goddard and Christopher Timothy. Ian also produced Murder by Misadventure starring Gerald Harper and William Gaunt, which transferred to Londons Vaudeville Theatre, and Joe Ortons Loot also at Londons Vaudeville Theatre, which subsequently toured with Michael Elphick and Letitia Dean. Other productions include: Terence Frisbys Funny About Love starring Stephanie Beacham and Sean Maguire, The Adjustment starring Stephanie Powers and Michael Brandon, Dusty - the Musical, four Alan Ayckbourn plays - Relatively Speaking with John Challis and Sue Holderness, Time and Time Again, Taking Steps and Confusions; Nobodys Perfect starring Stephanie Beacham and Simon Williams, the musical Barnum , Richard Harris Stepping Out, a new comedy Youre Only Young Twice, Simon Williams Nobodys Fool, Henry James Daisy Miller with an all-star cast, two productions of William Douglas-Homes The Kingfisher, the first with Rosemary Leach and Francis Matthews, the second with Honor Blackman and Francis Matthews, and a new adaptation of Jerome K Jeromes Three Men in a Boat.
In 2005, Ian co-produced the much critically-acclaimed revival of Christopher Hamptons The Philanthropist with the DonmarWarehouse, for which Simon Russell Beale won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor. Recent productions are: Visiting Mr Green starring Warren Mitchell, which toured the UK and enjoyed a successful West End run; Brief Lives with Roy Dotrice, a new adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles with Peter Egan and Philip Franks, Deceptions with Michelle Collins, Noël Cowards A Song at Twilight with Peter Egan and Belinda Lang, Our Man in Havana with Simon Shepherd and Norman Pace, Round the Horne - Unseen and Uncut, Present Laughter with Robert Bathurst and Belinda Lang, Quartet with Timothy West and Susannah York and in the West End at the Duchess Theatre, The Secret of Sherlock Holmes with Peter Egan and Robert Dawes and most recently a critically acclaimed production of William Douglas Homes The Reluctant Debutant starring Jane Asher.