Andrew Kay & Liza McLean established Kay and McLean Productions Pty Ltd in 2008. Together they have produced the Australian and New Zealand tour of Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen, the Sydney season of Haunted starring Brenda Blethyn, the Perth and Melbourne seasons of The Graduate starring Jerry Hall, the Australian tour and Hong Kong season of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Elizabeth Coleman’s Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, the Australian tour of Warriors of Brazi, Meow Meow in Feline Intimate in Melbourne, Brisbane and Edinburgh, Spaghetti Western Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House and Tubular Bells for Two at the Melbourne Recital Centre. In 2011 in association with APA and the Melbourne Festival KMP presented The Magic Flute Impempe Yomlingo and the debut Australian tour of Classical Pianist, James Rhodes.
The 2010 tour of Waiting for Godot represents a continuation of their ongoing relationship with Duncan C Weldon and Paul Elliott. Together they have produced and been associated with the Australian, New Zealand and West End seasons of The Importance of Being Earnest, The Hollow Crown and the Australian and New Zealand tours of two double bills of Alan Bennett’s famous ‘Talking Heads’ series – A Bed Among the Lentils and Soldiering On, followed by Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet and Her Big Chance. Kay & McLean Productions Co-commissioned The Bridge Project’s 2011 international tour of Richard III starring Kevin Spacey and presented its exclusive Sydney Season at the Lyric Theatre. In 2014 they presented Felicity Kendal in the Bath Theatre Royal production of Noel Cowards’ Hay Fever.
Andrew and Liza have spent the past four years securing the rights and working on the development of the world’s first stage adaptation of Hitchcock’s classic thriller, North By North West. It’s a great honor to be working with a collaborative duo in Simon Phillips and Carolyn Burns who have not had the opportunity to join forces like this since their success with their original production of High Society in the early 90’s! Together with some of Australia’s top creative team and in partnership with the MTC the Premiere Melbourne Season marks a new beginning for North By North West
Kay & McLean Productions partners with producers, directors and venues to present world class live performance in Australia and overseas. Our partners include:
Duncan C Weldon
Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Old Vic
Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester
Fiery Angel Ltd
Arts Projects Australia
The Arts Centre Melbourne
Perth Theatre Trust
Sydney Opera House
Melbourne Theatre Company