Doorstep Productions Bring Theatre To Your Front Door

Doorstep Productions has been founded by actors Maria Friedman and Adrian Der Gregorian, bringing West End shows to theatre lovers’ doorsteps.

With Doorstep Productions, people can experience the joy of live theatre, without leaving home. Every Doorstep Production is a bespoke programme of the ‘audience’s’ favourite songs from their favourite musicals (they do requests), blended into a song-and-dance spectacle featuring West End-caliber actors.

Doorstep Productions are Covid-19 compliant and performances will be in line with the latest advice from the government, and performers will ensure performances are kept at a 2m distance, minimum.

Doorstep Productions aims to bring a slice of the West End to the people while live theatre shows cannot take place. Shows include Dreamgirls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Phantom Of The Opera and The Sound Of Music.

With the official support of the West End community, including Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, Nica Burns and Sonia Friedman, Friedman and Der Gregorian have put together a group of West End and Broadway performers (actors, singers, dancers and musicians), who will perform on people’s doorsteps, drives and gardens, throughout the British Isles, and will perform in the costumes and characters from people’s favourite moments from their favourite shows.

“Doorstep Productions started as an idea to go and spread some joy at Christmas,” said Friedman. “We were to be dressed head to toe in beautiful, Dickensian costumes, holding lanterns and singing carols outside hospice windows, care home gardens and some other socially isolated folk. Everything would be Covid safe. It then suddenly struck me: ‘Why not do what we do best, but on the street where you live?’ Everything seems to be ‘deliverable’ these days, so why not the West End?

“We can make such a difference to the isolated, the lonely, the grandmother separated from her daughter and grandchildren – we can bring people closer together, or celebrate a wedding or anniversary,” she added.

“Before lockdown, your family may have had to wait a year to see their favourite show. Well, now you don’t have to miss it. We can bring the best bits to you, and you don’t even have to face the tubes and crowds. We can now bring it to your doorstep.

“I felt as though it was so important to get members of my profession up, out and doing what they do best: touching people’s hearts, singing at the top of their voices, dancing, entertaining and making people feel loved and alive, reminding them that they are worthwhile and along the way help them pay a few bills.”

Suppliers who have provided their services for free include Nica Burns, Sonia Friedman Productions, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, Cameron Mackintosh, musical director Fiz Shapur, costume designer Jonathan Lipman, costumiers Angels, wig makers Campbell Young Associates, Richard Mawbey, Lizzie Frankel for Propworks, Dean St Studios, Dewynters and Bob King Creative.

Prices are bespoke and will depend on how many performers you require and other details, so get in touch with them on their website to make an enquiry about what you would like for more details. With every booking, Doorstep Productions will give a donation to various acting charities.