Selection of the award winning RPTA/Primetime productions
RPTA were originally behind the financing of the script development of the stage musical Mamma Mia! and, in the last 15 years, has since gone on to Worldwide success. The musical was turned in to the 2008 hit film, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and is the third highest grossing musical film in the last 40 years.
The Kings Speech
The 2011 multi Oscar and Bafta winning film starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. RPTA helped David Seidler develop the script for the stage. Spotting the potential it was turned in to the spectacular film which was filmed on a relatively small budget around London and Britain.
King Lear 1 x 180 mins Performing Arts/Drama. Starring Ian Mckellen in the RSC/Trevor Nunn production. King Lear was shot at Pinewood in January 2008 after its highly successful international tour and West End run. Channel 4, PBS, NHK, SVT. Available on world wide DVD (2008).
Richard Price M.B.E.
Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate 1 x 146 mins Performing Arts/Musical. Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter including Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare and We Open In Venice. Starring the original New York cast Brent Barrett, Rachel York, Nancy Anderson and Michael Berrisse. Recorded at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London. UK/USA/SVT. (2002)
Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice 1 x 161 mins Performing Arts/Drama. Starring Henry Goodman (Shylock) who won the Olivier Award for his performance in Trevor Nunn’s famous production. Set in the 20th Century, between the two world wars, The Merchant of Venice was shot at Pinewood after its run at the National Theatre. BBC, SVT. (2000)
Oklahoma! 1 x 180 mins Performing Arts/Musical. The EMMY award-winning film features some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s greatest compositions including Oh What A Beautiful Morning, Surrey With The Fringe On Top and People Will Say We’re In Love. Starring Hugh Jackman, Maureen Lipman and Josefina Gabrielle. Sky Premier/SVT/ABC. (1999)
Nicholas Nickleby 9 x 60 mins. Performing Arts/Drama. Recently digitalised and re-released on DVD and video. A spectacular nine-hour television series based on the RSC’s production of Charles Dickens’ novel, EMMY and TONY award-winning production was one of Channel 4’s first major dramas. Channel 4.