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
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.
No stranger to the stage, Nick made his professional debut in 2003 in the NZ Opera Company’s productions of Tosca and Carmen.
After graduating with a BAppA in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) and Diploma in Singing in 2012 he spent 7 months headlining for The Tuxedos at Dubai’s famous Rock Bottom Club.
Following their residency Nick returned to New Zealand to continue his career on the stage performing in many productions across the country and on international stages from 2012-2017.
Notable credits include – Swing on the international touring production of The Sound Of Music through Hong Kong, China and Indonesia, Sammy in Blood Brothers, Bert in Mary Poppins, Elle’s Dad/Winthrop/Dewey in Legally Blonde , Curtis Jackson and Eddie Souther in Sister Act, Corney Collins in the NZ Premiere cast of Hairspray, William Barfee in 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee and Luke in NZ Premiere of Altar Boyz.
Other productions include Nine, 42nd Street, Godspell and High School Musical, The Breakfast Club and the award winning Matt Mulholland: Beyond Emotion.
Nicks first involvement in production side of theatre came in 2014 when we worked as a production assistant and chaperone on international touring productions of Annie and The Sound Of Music through NZ. Since then he has gone on work as an event manager, company manager, tour manager and associate producer on shows throughout New Zealand and across the globe.
Highlights include Beyond The Barricade (NZ/AUS), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (NZ), The Play That Goes Wrong (NZ), , Cinderella and Peter Pan on Ice – The Imperial Ice Stars (UK), The Mousetrap (NZ), Potted Potter (Manilla/Hong Kong/NZ) and War Horse (Hong Kong and NZ) and Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre (UK).
A keen advocate for musical theatre education, Nick founded the successful Triple Threat Academy with the hopes to create an opportunity for passionate young performers to be able to take part in ‘triple threat’ Musical Theatre workshops with leading NZ industry professionals and to encourage performing arts in the youth of NZ.