lee menzies
gareth johnson
General Manager

Gareth Johnson –
Gareth Johnson Ltd. General Management

Gareth Johnson Limited was established in January 2000 to produce and manage productions in both the commercial and subsidised sectors, as well as offering general management and consultancy services for producing companies and producers, such as The GradeLinnit Company. Offices in Wales and London. Operates from Lee Menzies Ltd’s offices in London, for whom he acts as General Manager.

“Sunset Boulevard” with Glenn Close, presented by Michael Grade and Michael Linnit with the ENO, London Coliseum April 2016. “When Blair Had Bush and Bunga” written and directed by Patrick Ryecart. Edinburgh Festival 2015. “Beyond Bollywood” London Palladium. “Oh What A Lovely War” UK tour directed by Terry Johnson January 2015. “The King’s Speech” UK Tour with Birmingham Rep and Chichester Festival Theatre directed by Roxana Silbert. “Uncle Vanya” and “The Three Sisters” Andrei Konchalovsky’s Mossovet State Academic Theatre productions, Wyndham’s Theatre 2014. “From Here To Eternity” by Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice directed by Tamara Harvey, designed by Soutra Gilmour Shaftesbury Theatre September 2013 – April 2014. “The Night of 1000 Voices” Royal Albert Hall May 2012. “Wonderful Town” directed by Braham Murray, starring Connie Fisher at the Lowry in April 2012 with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder, prior to a nationwide tour. “Journey’s End” Duke of York’s Theatre 2011 and UK Tour. “Touched – for The Very First Time” by Zoe Lewis with Sadie Frost. Producer: Imogen Lloyd Webber. Trafalgar Studios 2009. “Imagine This” Composer Shuki Levy, Book Glenn Berenbeim, Lyrics David Goldsmith, Director Timothy Sheader, Designer Eugene Lee. New London Theatre 2008 (and try-out Theatre Royal Plymouth 2007). Producer Beth Trachtenberg.


Stoll Moss Theatres – General Manager Production Department.

Michael Codron Plays Ltd – General Manager

Vaudeville, Aldwych and Adelphi Theatres – General Manager

Michael Codron Ltd – Production Manager

Company and Stage Management with the first West End presentations of work by Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bennett, Michael Frayn, Simon Gray, Christopher Hampton, Terry Johnson, Anthony Minghella, and Tom Stoppard.

Co-produced The Island (the Old Vic), general managed such productions as the World premiers of From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre) and Imagine This (New London Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth) The Far Pavilions (Shaftesbury Theatre), Jus’ Like That! (Garrick Theatre and tours) A Taste For Mangoes (Wiltons Music Hall) Journey to The West (UK Tour) The Accused (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Wit (Vaudeville Theatre).

Works in a consultancy capacity with a number of producing managements and promoters, as well as organisations such as RADA and The Society of London Theatre. Ran a short course of lectures on the relationship between the Producer and the Director of theatre productions for RADA and Kings College London students annually 2006 – 2014.

Served on the list of National Advisers for the Arts Council of Wales 2002 – 2008.

Board of the leading UK Asian Theatre Company Tara Arts (Chair 2007-2009). Board member of the newly redeveloped Theatr Mwldan in Cardigan.

Member of The Society of London Theatre, and the UK Theatre.


Educated to ‘A’ Level, and accepted an offer to join Birmingham Repertory Theatre instead of starting a course at LAMDA. Worked as an Actor and Stage Manager for some years before joining Michael Codron Ltd as ASM. Stayed with that organisation for 25 years before leaving to run the Production Department of Stoll Moss Theatres and their ten West End Theatres for Nica Burns and Richard Johnston.