Our Team

David Ball

Founder and Executive Producer

In 2008 David was the recipient of the Stage One/SOLT Apprentice Bursary and gained a coveted internship working at both Sonia Friedman Productions and Act Productions Ltd.

David worked on the West End productions of La Cage aux Folles, A View from the Bridge, Arcadia, Enron, Wicked and Legally Blonde. 

In 2010, David was the recipient of the Stage One/SOLT Bursary for New Producers and following this was made Associate Producer of Act Productions Ltd. Whilst at Act, David commissioned a new adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Almeida Theatre) and a dance adaptation of Peter and the Wolf. He also worked on the entire Act Productions portfolio, which included UK tours of Yes Prime Minister and Journey’s End. Both subsequently transferred to the West End.

In 2012 David set up David Ball Productions. He produced Stepping Out by Richard Harris at The Union Theatre followed by a one night gala performance of The Who’s Tommy at Prince Edward Theatre. Following this he produced the West End debut theatre performance of YouTube and Netflix star Miranda Sings at Leicester Square Theatre.

Following managing a season of three plays at The Arts Theatre (West End), David worked as a freelance producer for Irving Street and managed the Middle Eastern tour of The Sound of Music. This was a huge undertaking and a historic production as a show of this size had never played in Jordan, Cairo and Beirut. The cast included, Verity Rushworth, Margaret Preece, Shona Lindsay, Rebecca Caine, Rebecca Lock, Gemma Sutton, Kerion Crooke and Helena Blackman. 

Prior to performing David trained at Arts Educational Schools London, and spent ten years working as an actor before moving into production.

Theatre credits include: Frank cover Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK Tour); Hans cover Emcee in Cabaret (Chichester Festival Theatre); Phantom cover Brad, Eddie, Doctor Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); Macavity cover Munkustrapp in Cats (UK Tour and Portugal); Benjamin cover Adam and Resident Director in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK Tour and West End); Danceny in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Sutton Arts Theatre); Ensemble in Lily Savage’s Snow White (Bristol, Manchester and West End); Daisy Hardup in Cinderella (Bournemouth, Bath, Tunbridge Wells, Bromley and Basingstoke).

Choreography/Directing credits include: Babes in Arms (Union Theatre); Stepping Out (Union Theatre); West End and Broadway (UK Tour); Cinderella (Malvern) Sleeping Beauty (Sheffield Lyceum, Bournemouth Pavilion); Peter Pan (Assembly Halls, Tunbridge Wells); The Third Annual Musical Theatre Celebration (Palace Theatre); Aladdin (Basingstoke Anvil); Peter Pan (Tunbridge Wells); Snow White (Pavillion Rhyl).

Guy Ongley

Technical Manager

After formative years at Cambridge Arts Theatre, Corn Exchange and Woking New Victoria Theatre, Guy has toured musicals on the National and International circuits as well as London’s West End. Starting with Tommy Steele What A Show and Singin’In The Rain he has worked on productions of Annie, Legally Blonde, Forbidden Planet, Jack To A King, Little Shop of Horrors, Martin Guerre, My Fair Lady, Cats (Germany), Carnaby Street, Dad’s Army, Stomp (Dubai), Cinderella (Mumbai), Swan Lake On Ice (Australia and China) and many others. At Leicester Curve he was involved with Bugsy Malone and Oliver and at Storyhouse Chester he production managed the first season of Beggars Opera, Midsummer Nights Dream, Alice in Wonderland and Loveday Inghams’ production of Julius Caesar.

In the West End he has been involved with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Dominion), David Strassman (Apollo), Spamalot (Pinter), Let The Right One In (Apollo), Sweet Charity (Haymarket), Flashdance (Shaftesbury), We Will Rock You (Dominion), Chicago (Phoenix) and Neville’s Island (Duke of York’s).

Occasionally stepping away from theatres and into arenas he has toured with Bill Bailey and between 1999 and 2009 regularly toured with Eddie Izzard as well as being involved with events including AGMs (Asia and the Middle East), Sports Events (UK & Ireland) and Financial Roadshows (Worldwide).

Musical workshops include Mrs Henderson Presents, Tommy (Prince Edward), Crush and most recently The Clockmakers Daughter (Cadogan Hall).

Guy stage managed the first UK tour of Chicago and since 2003 he has been production manager for the UK & International tours as well as various other worldwide presentations for both the UK and US producers. The Sound of Music has also been a mainstay with three different productions in the Middle East and the Palladium production on tour in the UK (2009) and Asia (2015 & 2017).