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Meet The Team


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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CARLOS CANDAL

Over the past 30 years, Carlos Candal has been a steady producer, co-producer and investor in numerous events and theatrical shows around the World including The Bodyguard, Sunset Boulevard, On Your Feet, Annie, Flashdance, Peppa Pig, Sister Act, American Idiot, Gypsy, Jolson, Rock of Ages, The Last Confession, Dreamscape, National Adventure Sports and the Art of Banksy to name a few. Carlos is the local presenter in Asia for various International productions, most recently CATS in Manila.

In addition Carlos is also the founder and owner of Global Marketing Group, a multinational business focused exclusively on the development, manufacturing and retailing of merchandise for theatrical shows on Broadway, the West End and touring companies around the world including CATS, MAMMA MIA!, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables in Manila, WICKED Asian Tour and Disney’s The Lion King in Manila. GMG has also produced the merchandise for music festivals with artistes like Eric Clapton, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. GMG also has merchandise vending operations throughout China, The Middle East and Asia.

For further information please visit www.globalmarketinggroup.co.uk


DIRECTOR

DAVID IAN

David Ian is a British theatre producer who presents shows all over the world. He is the recipient of five Olivier awards and three Tony nominations.

From 2005, David was Chairman and CEO of the global theatrical division of Live Nation having previously joined the group in 2000 when it was part of Clear Channel, the largest theatrical group in the world. At Live Nation, David was responsible for Broadway Across America, which produced, and toured first class Broadway shows in over 40 cities in the United States and Canada. He was simultaneously CEO of the UK division, which included over 25 theatres both in London’s West End and most regional markets in the UK.

Other DIP productions include: Grease, Saturday Night Fever, The King and I, West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Anything Goes, The Producers, Defending the Caveman, Guys and Dolls, Daisy Pulls it Off, La Cage aux Folles, Sweet Charity, Flashdance, Gypsy, The Shawshank Redemption, The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas), My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chess, The Rocky Horror Show, Dr Dolittle, Starlight Express, Seminar, Steel Magnolias, Ghost the Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Jersey Boys, Annie, Xanadu, Show Boat, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Sunset Boulevard, Scrooge, Quartet, Benidorm Live, Magic Mike Live and Tootsie.

2020 productions include Hello Dolly!, The Drifters Girl and My Best Friend’s Wedding. David Ian Productions is one of the leading presenters of Theatre in Asia and China, with productions of Cats, Chicago, The Bodyguard, The Sound of Music and Evita recently touring the region. DIP was acquired by Crossroads Live in early 2019.


DIRECTOR

RICHARD LEWIS

Richard is Managing Director of The Limelight Group, an international production and merchandise company based in London which he founded in 1996.

He has been professionally involved in theatre for over 40 years, including General Manager for Bill Kenwright Ltd, Chairman of AKA – the leading advertising agency in London for theatre marketing, and Development Director for Boom ENTS – a live experience, event and entertainment agency specialising in digital marketing. He sat on the Council of Management for the Theatre Managers’ Association (TMA) for seven years.

Richard also has an extensive directing CV for both the West End and UK regions, including: Smokey Joe’s Café; Are You Lonesome Tonight; Little Shop of Horrors; Girls’ Night Out; Outside Edge; Charlie & the Chocolate Factory; Up ‘N Under; Bouncers… to name a few. He writes and directs some of the most significant intellectual properties for pre-school theatre both in the UK and the US. These include: six Peppa Pig Live shows worldwide; Teletubbies; Octonauts; LazyTown – again, to name a few. All of these projects are created in partnership with West End producer Edward Snape with whom Limelight Productions has a joint venture, FieryLight.


DIRECTOR

BOB SEWELL

Born in Canada, Bob first came to the Philippines in 1982 as the country manager for a major international commodities trading company. He decided to settle down in the Philippines in 1995. Bob founded TicketWorld, which provided computerized ticketing and box office services to the major venues and promoters in the Philippines.

In cooperation with a local partner, Bob developed the marketing and production team that produced and supported the Manila seasons of WICKED, The Phantom Of the Opera, Les Misérables and Disney’s The Lion King.

Bob has since retired as CEO of TicketWorld and now continues to be part of bringing international touring productions to Manila.


DIRECTOR

LEN GILL

In 1978, after two years as a label and special products manager at CBS (Sony Music), Len founded Echo Advertising and Marketing. For the next 26 years, as Chairman and CEO, Len helped Echo become the largest independently owned advertising agency in Canada and one of only five dominant entertainment specialist-advertising agencies in the world. Echo developed and created the materials for some of the largest grossing live shows, events and tours of all times, including: Rolling Stones’ tours Voodoo Lounge, Steel Wheels, Bridges to Babylon, Forty Licks; Pink Floyd’s Division Bell Tour; U2’s PopMart and Elevation Tours; CSNY2K. Echo also marketed over 60 movies a year, multiple Broadway and West End productions including: The Phantom of the Opera in Canada, and the US, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Chicago and across Canada; Ragtime and Kiss of the Spiderwoman on Broadway.

In 2006, Len started a new entertainment-focused advertising and marketing agency called twenty6two Int’l. Since its inception, twenty6two has been responsible for the creation and execution of all the advertising and marketing for both Barbra Streisand tours; the Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang; The Who and Genesis live tours.

On Broadway, Las Vegas, Toronto and beyond, Len and his team act as CMO for spectacles like, Rock Of Ages, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Bat out of Hell the musical, Oprah Live, Potted Potter, Jamie Allen’s iMagician, Champions of Magic, The Banksy Exhibit, amongst others.

Len is a founder of a micro brewery called Ace Hill. acehillbeer.com based in Toronto Canada.


CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

PAUL MANSFIELD

Since March 2014, Paul Mansfield has been an Executive Producer involved with over 50 productions worldwide with a strong focus on the Asian market. Titles have included musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, CATS, The Sound of Music, MAMMA MIA!, WICKED, Chicago, Singin’ in the Rain, West Side Story and Evita. In addition he has also worked on a variety of plays including War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Mousetrap, The Play that Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. He is currently the Executive Producer on a brand new International touring version of We Will Rock You set to open in South Africa in July 2021.

Prior to moving into producing, Paul had a career in technical theatre as both a Lighting Technician and Production Manager. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2004, he spent 10 years working for a variety of venues and companies, including a large number of international tours, that took him to over 130 different venues worldwide. Particular technical career highlights included staging the Imperial Ice Stars at the Royal Albert Hall, Cirque Adrenaline at Hong Kong Asia World Expo, BBC Countryfile Live at Castle Howard and creating a custom built venue for Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.