Louise Withers

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Louise Withers and Associates PL (“LWAA”) was established in 2002.

However prior to establishing LWAA, Louise undertook a Bachelor of Education, taught music, and performed professionally before working in administration and production in both the subsidised and commercial sectors. She held various positions including Administrator of the Youth Arts Festival (SA), Production Manager Elders Conservatorium Opera School and Production Co-ordinator for the Adelaide Festival of Arts.

From 1989, Louise worked for Cameron Mackintosh as Company Manager and Production Administrator on productions including The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Les Misérables. From 1995, Louise held positions of Director (Koan Advertising/Marketing Agency). the Director of Programming, Sponsorship and Marketing for the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust and General Manager DCE Theatrical Division before becoming the Executive Producer of MAMMA MIA! for its Australian Premiere (2001).

Since that time, Louise has been a Producer/Executive Producer on Australian productions including Matilda the Musical, MAMMA MIA!, Miss Saigon, Billy Elliot the Musical, We Will Rock You, Spamalot, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced and Fawlty Towers. Touring includes Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.

Louise was an Associate Producer of Ghost the Musical (West End and Broadway), and has provided Producing Consultancy services to Disney’s The Lion King (Singapore), We Will Rock You (Japan), Ghost the Musial (Korea), Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Australia). and was Executive Producer for New Zealand’s Spark Arena for the International Touring production of Disney’s The Lion King in 2021.

Louise is currently Producer of the 2023 Australian Tour of MAMMA MIA!, Executive Producer Billy Elliot the Musical (Japan/Korea) on behalf of Working Titles Films, and Matilda the Musical (Korea) on behalf of the Royal Shakespeare Company, in addition to being a Producer of the recent Australian touring production of SIX the Musical.

Louise serves on the Executive Council of Live Performance Australia.