Who We Are

The McOnie Company is the hot-blooded dance company with ‘Rock n’ Roll swagger’ (The Observer). The company is led by Olivier Award-winning director and choreographer Drew McOnie, whose work has been described as having ‘the explosive feel of barely contained ecstasy’ (Chicago Sun Times).

The McOnie Company was launched to celebrate the notion of what a Theatre-Dancer is and holds audiences at the centre of its creative mission. We are committed to creating exhilarating dance-led productions for today that push boundaries. Our wild-hearted company presents known titles reimagined, alongside brand new original works for both the stage and screen.

McOnie Company
WHERE GREAT DANCERS AND GREAT STORIES COLLIDE

Artistic Management

Drew McOnie

Artistic Director

Drew is fast becoming one of Britain’s most sought-after director and choreographers. He is the Artistic Director of The McOnie Company and a proud Associate Artist at The Old Vic theatre, London and Birmingham RepTheatre. Drew won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for In the Heights in 2016 and he was nominated for the same award in 2017 for the ground-breaking production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

For the McOnie Company: Jekyll and Hyde (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Dance – Old Vic Theatre), DRUNK! (Curve Theatre Leicester/ The Bridewell Theatre London) which lead to him being nominated for the ‘Emerging Artist Award’ at the National Dance Awards, Making Midnight (Jermyn Street Theatre/ Latitude Festival), Slaughter (Audience Choice Award Winner- The Place Prize) and Be Mine! (Robin Howard Theatre).

Theatre credits as director/choreographer include: King Kong (The Broadway theatre, Broadway), Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre, London’s West End/Toronto/West Yorkshire Playhouse), On the Town (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Musical Revival 2018 – Regent’s Park), The Wild Party (The Other Palace), Torch Song (The Turbine Theatre London)

Theatre credits as a choreographer include: Carousel (Regents Park- London), Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Theatre Choreography 2017 – Regents Park and American National Tour), In the Heights (Olivier Award Winner for Best Theatre Choreography, Winner of the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Choreography-Southwark Playhouse and Kings Cross Theatre), The Lorax (Old Vic), Hairspray (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Best Choreography-UK Tour), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith), Oklahoma! (National Tour), Kinky Boots (Malmo Opera), The Sound of Music (Curve Theatre Leicester), Chicago (Curve Theatre Leicester), West Side Story (NYMT), British Style (Collaboration with Matthew Bourne at Buckingham Palace- BBC), Laurel and Hardy (The Watermill), James and the Giant Peach (National Tour), 13 (Directed by Jason Robert Brown- West End), Tommy (European Tour), Spring Awakening (German Premier- Frankfurt), The Full Monty (German Premier,Frankfurt), Kes (Liverpool Playhouse & UK Tour).

Additional Ballets include: Merlin (Northern Ballet National Tour), Monochrome Suite (Sadlers Wells), The Old Man Of Lochnagar (Sadlers Wells and Hackney Empire), Little Red Riding Hood (Wimbledon Theatre), To You (Sadlers Wells).

Film credits include: Greatest Days Movie produced by Danny Perkins and Kate Solomon, Me Before You (Directed by Thea Sharrock) and Recordare: Days of Remembrance (pre-selected for the Cannes & Berlin Film Festival).

Twitter: @DrewMcOnie
Instagram:@Drew_McOnie

Drew McOnie

Georgia Gatti

Executive Producer

Georgia Gatti joined Neal Street Productions as Theatre Producer in January 2022. Prior to Neal Street Productions, her most recent roles were as Executive Producer at Jonathan Church Theatre Productions, Producer at The Old Vic under the artistic directorship of Matthew Warchus and Associate Producer at Playful Productions.

Georgia’s producing credits at The Old Vic include King Lear starring Glenda Jackson; Girl from the North Country (which won two Olivier Awards and went on to run in the West End, at the Public Theater, New York and Broadway); Present Laughter starring Andrew Scott; Lungs by Duncan Macmillan starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith; Stephen Beresford’s adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander; a new version of A Christmas Carol by Jack Thorne (also Broadway); Emma Rice’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children (also UK Tour); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig; A Monster Calls, which won the 2019 Best Family & Entertainment Olivier Award (also UK tour); The Hairy Ape (also Park Armory, New York); new musical Sylvia; All My Sons starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman and A Very Expensive Poison by Lucy Prebble, amongst many others.

Her producing credits at Playful Productions include the stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies (West End and Broadway); the Donmar Warehouse production of The Weir (West End); The Audience by Peter Morgan (West End and Broadway); and American Buffalo starring Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge (West End).

Georgia is a trustee of Rifco Arts, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, The Peggy Ramsay Foundation and she is on the panel of the Channel 4 Playwrights Award and a committee member of Stage Sight.

Georgia Gatti

Ebony Molina

Associate Artistic Director

Ebony began working with the McOnie Company in 2009. She has since worked alongside Drew on many projects, workshopping and creating shows as his Associate.

As Associate Ebony has worked on The Wild Party, Bugsy Malone, Carousel, Jekyll and Hyde, The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, On The Town, The Lorax, Spring Awakening, Tommy and Be Mine. 

Ebony’s performance credits include Guys and Dolls, Jekyll and Hyde, The Lorax, Singinin the Rain, 42nd Street, Shoes, Shall We Dance, Sweet Charity, Be Mine, L’heure espagnole , On The Town, Sinatra, Chicago, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, On Your Toes, Les Demoiselles du Rochefort , My One and Only, Romeo and Juliet, Chess, and Matthew Bourne’s The Carman, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray and The Nutcracker.

Ebony has workshopped various shows including Company (West End), King Kong (Broadway), Groundhog Day, Jekyll and Hyde and The Lorax (The Old Vic).

Ebony has filmed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and will be filming Disney’s The Little Mermaid later this year.

Ebony spent the early part of her career in the commercial industry dancing for various artists on Awards and TV shows.

Ebony continues to perform, create and teach.

Twitter @ebony_molina Instagram @LeggyLina

Ebony Molina

Will Burton

Casting Director

Will has worked across all areas of Stage and Screen casting; from Dancer Casting on Disenchanted and Mary Poppins Returns movies for Disney, to A Chirus Line at the London Palladium.

Will first worked with The McOnie Company at The Old Vic on Jekyll and Hyde, then worked with Drew on the Olivier Award Winning productions of In The Heights and Jesus Christ Superstar as well as the forthcoming Take That film – Greatest Days.

West End Theatre includes: 

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Gillian Lynne), Be More Chill (Shaftesbury), Heathers (Haymarket), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo), Matilda (Cambridge), Ghost (Piccadilly).

London Theatre includes: 

Origin (Almeida), Evita (Regent’s Park), Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican & Regent’s Park), Ground Hog Day, Jekyll & Hyde, High Society (Old Vic), Othello, I Think We Are Alone, Fatherland (Frantic Assembly), Leave To Remain, Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith), Millennials, Be More Chill, Heathers, The Wild Party, (The Other Palace), Ghost Quartet (Boulevard), The View Upstairs (Soho), But I’m a Cheerleader, My Night With Reg, High Fidelity, Torch Song (Turbine), In the Heights (Kings Cross) Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch), Working, Xanadu, Carrie, Casa Valentina, Side Show (Southwark Playhouse), The Etienne Sisters (Stratford East), Paper Dolls (Tricycle) and bare (Union).

Tours & Regional Theatre includes:

My Fair Lady (UK Tour), Bugsy Malone (UK Tour), The Cher Show (UK Tour), The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (UK Tour), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (UK Tour), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour), RENT 20th Anniversary (UK Tour), Lizard Boy (Hope Mill & Gilded Balloon), Talent, Kiss Me, Kate, The Wizard of Oz, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Crucible), Piaf, Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse), Insane Animals (HOME), The Assassination of Katie Hopkins (Theatr Clwyd).

International Theatre includes:

Cabaret (Lido, Paris), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles), Matilda (International Tour), Ghost (International Tour).

TV & Film includes: 

Disenchanted, Mary Poppins Returns, Beauty & the Beast (Disney), Matilda (Netflix), Greatest Days (Elysian), The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance, Over The Rainbow (BBC) and Superstar (ITV).

Will is a full member of the Casting Directors Guild of Great Britain.

@WillBurtonGBC

Associations

Playful Productions

General Manager and Associate Company

Playful Productions is an award-winning producer and general manager based in Covent Garden in the heart of London’s West End. Formed in 2010 by Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon, they are one of the largest independent theatre production companies in the UK. Their team of 21 produces and manages plays and musicals in London, New York and on tour in the UK and internationally.

playfuluk.com

The Old Vic

Associate Company

The Old Vic is London’s most exciting independent not-for-profit theatre. A world leader in creativity and entertainment. Under the artistic leadership of Matthew Warchus, the venue is building on its 201 years of creative adventure and was recently hailed as ‘London’s most eclectic and frequently electrifying theatre’.

oldvictheatre.com

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Associate Company

The Birmingham REP’s mission has always been to produce excellent theatrical experiences, to entertain, enlighten and engage audiences and, wherever possible, to reflect the diversity of Birmingham and the surrounding region. This supports their vision, which is to ‘Inspire the city of Birmingham to a lifelong love of theatre’.

birmingham-rep.co.uk