Kilimanjaro Live founder Stuart Galbraith has announced the launch of a new joint venture which will produce theatrical productions internationally.

Kilimanjaro Theatricals has been set up by Galbraith, founder and CEO of UK promoter Kilimanjaro Live, and theatre producer Joshua Andrews.

The London-based operator will develop both its own works and co-productions in partnership with other groups.

Its first projects are West End show ‘9 to 5: The Musical’, an Australian production ‘Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical’, and Hadestown, now previewing on Broadway in New York.

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

The launch of Kilimanjaro Theatricals comes after the 2017 acquisition of a majority stake by Kili’s parent company, Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG), in theatrical promoter Flying Music Group.

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.”

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