Paul Taylor Mills, the young West End producer tapped by Andrew Lloyd Webber to serve as artistic director of the newly launched Other Palace Theatre, has announced that he will take on a new role as affiliate producer in order to pursue independent theatre projects.
Lloyd Webber opened the theatre in 2017 as a testing ground for both new musicals and re-imagined revivals. Since its founding, the theatre has enjoyed success with an intimate chamber production of Andrew Lippa’s Big Fish and the new musical Eugenius. A revised production of the Off-Broadway musical Heathers is set to premiere at The Other Palace June 9 after workshops there earlier this season. Mills will oversee Heathers in his new role at the theatre.
“I’ve had the most wonderful couple of years working with Andrew and the team at Really Useful Theatre and the Really Useful Group and establishing The Other Palace as one of the most important and dynamic venues in London for the new musical theatre scene,” Mills said in a statement. “After spending the last couple of months being able to get my hands dirty on the producing of Heathers The Musical, I’ve reminded myself that this is where I get really excited and am keen to be able to focus my attentions on more of my independent projects. I’m incredibly proud of the work the team and I have created at The Other Palace, so will continue to be involved as an Affiliate Producer. With this in mind I’m looking forward to producing shows here in the future including Heathers The Musical this month and Murder For Two at Christmas.”
Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer Chris Harper, represented on Broadway this season with Angels in America (presented in a partnership with director Marianne Elliott), will join The Other Palace artistic team as Director of Programming.
With Harper’s addition, The Other Palace has also announced that it will expand its scope to develop new plays. Additional details will be announced.