Stuart Galbraith (pictured), director and founder of Kilimanjaro Live Group, and theatre producer Joshua Andrews, have announced the creation of ‘Kilimanjaro Theatricals’.

The new joint venture will produce (and co-produce) theatrical productions across the UK and also overseas.

Kilimanjaro Theatricals will focus on the creative development of its own works, as well as a number of strategic co-productions in partnership with other producers, on an international basis.

In addition to this new venture, Joshua Andrews will continue to independently produce his existing portfolio including the hugely successful Peter James stage franchise, based on novels of the best-selling crime author, and projects with Kay Mellor including Fat Friends – The Musical and the upcoming stage production of Band of Gold.

The international intentions of Kilimanjaro Theatricals are well reflected in the first projects the venture has boarded, which are ‘9 to 5’, currently enjoying a very successful run in London’s West End, ‘Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical’, which has recently opened to great acclaim in Australia and ‘Hadestown’, which just began previews on Broadway.

On the new collaboration, Andrews said: “Stuart and I have been talking about this idea for some time and I am delighted to now be starting this journey with him and the talented Kilimanjaro team. We believe that by combining our varied skills, experience and relationships we can create an exciting and successful new theatrical enterprise and we look forward to developing our own works as well as co-producing with others around the world”.

Galbraith added: “Kilimanjaro Group has wanted to land into the world of theatre and musical theatre for several years. We are hugely excited to combine our ambitions with Josh’s excellent skills and experience in this new venture.”