Geoff Wheatley

Geoff provides Production Management, Stage & Workshop staff, and support services through his company, TheatreServe. His major client is Newpalm Productions with whom he has worked for more than 30 years. Geoff's experience includes national and international tours, summer seasons, West End, trade shows and exhibitions. Geoff's most memorable projects include a highly successful production of Sweeny Todd in the open-air theatre at London's Holland Park and the National tours of Lanza the Last Serenade, Hen Party, Scissor Happy and Ladies’ Night as well as Evita in concert.

In February 2003 Geoff was very proud to have been sound-designer on The Diary of Anne Frank at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford.  May 2003 saw the start of a new tour of Newpalm Production's highly successful Ladies Night for which Geoff combined production management with sound design.  After a busy Summer and Autumn, Christmas 2008 saw Geoff providing Production Management for Wizard of Ozl at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff; Snow White at the Elgiva, Chesham; and a further production of Snow White at The Cresset, Peterborough.

Geoff's greatest achievement to date has been as production manager for the highly acclaimed Les Misérables concert which formed part of the Chelmsford Spectacular. He was responsible for co-ordinating the work of 200 artistes, a creative team in excess of 40 together with more than 30 technical and support staff who between them produced a concert that delighted an audience of 18,000.

Recent projects have included the production of videos in support of QCA validation for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, work on the new Cecchetti Grades DVDs as well as archive videos for Newpalm Productions and at the Royal Opera House.

Geoff is also a partner, with his wife Elisabeth, in a major Essex-based dance school - The Weston School of Dance and Performing Arts. Founded in 1939, Geoff and Elisabeth took over the School in 1988.

Geoff also produces websites with a theatrical slant:

The Weston School of Dance and Performing Arts

The Old Westonians

The Cecchetti Society

Newpalm Productions

as well as one detailing a lovely old 17th century holiday cottage that is available to let:

Lowther Cottage