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Wizard Presents is engaged in Production, Directing and Writing for Theatre, Storytelling, Education and Training, Music Production and Publishing.
John Miller and Danyah Miller, the directors of the company, are passionate about innovation and excellence, bringing together practitioners from commercial and subsidised sector to create work which encourages audiences to make new discoveries.
Danyah Miller is a performer, trainer, writer, theatre producer and mum. She trained in drama, dance and English and later studied at Lecoq in Paris.
She has managed theatres and produced shows in the regions and London’s West End. Danyah works internationally as a performer, storyteller and trainer; she is a Course Leader at The International School of Storytelling.
John is a writer and producer. He worked as a journalist before entering the music business as a record producer, artist manager and music publisher. He has produced music for film, theatre and television, and more than 30 albums, five of which have been certified gold.
John is co-writer of Only the Lonely: the Roy Orbison Story, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award in 1996. The show was on tour or in the West End continuously from 1993 to 2000.
He and Pete Brooks devised and co-directed All You Need Is Love, the musical based on the songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, produced by Wizard Presents at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End and on tour.
Subsequently Pete and he wrote Soul Sister – based on the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner. Soul Sister was nominated for an Olivier Award 2013 in the category of Best New Musical.
Pete is a freelance writer, director and designer with a long history of working in the visual theatre arena. He is an Associate of the theatre company Imitating the Dog.He has directed in excess of forty highly successful and influential shows, for which he received countless commendations and critical acclaim.
He is also the Course Director, MA Performance, Design and Practice, at Central St Martins College of Art & Design.
Hayley has experience in the arts spanning over 25 years in marketing, press, PR and general management.
In 2011 Hayley set up her own arts marketing business after 10 years as an Account Handler at Dewynters. She has worked with the Ambassador Theatre Group, National Theatre in-house and the National Theatre’s commercial arm; NT Productions, National Gallery, UK Theatre amongst others.
She is delighted to be working with Wizard Presents having managed the marketing and press campaigns for the initial tour of I Believe in Unicorns.
Nicole is a freelance Stage Manager and Production Assistant. She studied English and Theatre Arts at Goldsmith’s College, University of London.
She has worked in Stage Management for over fourteen years on a wide range of productions for various venues throughout London including the Royal Court, the Almeida, the Old Vic, Young Vic, Tricycle, Southwark Playhouse, and numerous theatres in the West End for David Ian, David Pugh, Sonia Friedman and ACT Productions amongst others.
She is delighted to be working with Wizard Presents.
If you would like to support our work, to be ‘in on the act’ from the beginning then please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options and projects currently available.
Like many producers we rely on a range methods to raise money from private investors; grant making bodies and corporate sponsorship, whilst always taking a risk ourselves.
We work on large commercial shows where we are supported by Investors to small scale work where we receive Arts Council England grants and raise money through other sources for example crowd-funding channels.