Gary Beestone


Gary is founder of Gary Beestone Associates. GBA is the production company behind some of the best theatrical productions, events and projects in the world. Gary is Project Director for Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in New York and London and International Technical Director for Stranger Things the First Shadow & Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Gary was recently Technical Director for Eurovision in Liverpool and Producer of the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Birmingham. GBA, works with producers and world class creative teams to develop and originate extraordinary productions.

Zoe Snow


Zoe is partner of Gary Beestone Associates, an Executive Producer, and creator of International productions and special projects. Zoe is currently the Producer of new musical, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She was recently the Executive Producer of the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Birmingham, Supervising Producer for Eurovision in Liverpool and led as Producer for projects with Secret Cinema (London and Shanghai) Paramount (Abu Dhabi) MTV, Waltham Forest; London Borough of Culture, Imagination and 160over90. GBA works with producers and world class creative teams to develop and originate extraordinary productions.

Richard Seary

General Manager

Richard has worked with Gary and Zoe for over 15 years. As the backbone of the company and General Manager, Richard is based in Cornwall and also manages a range of projects in the South West and UK wide. Richard trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He worked extensively at Southwark Playhouse where he led the team as Technical and Production Manager and then General Manager and his GBA experiences also includes; Asylum for Kneehigh, various productions for the National Youth Theatre, GDIF and London 2012. Richard is trained in IOSH Managing Safely, Emergency First Aid and is a Personal Licence holder.

Erin Witton

Production Manager

Erin graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Erin’s work for GBA includes projects for Secret Cinema, Coventry City of Culture, New Substance, Crossroads Pantomimes, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Peaky Blinders: The Rise; Kes, Tom’s Midnight Garden and Mythosphere. She was previously Production Manager at Battersea Arts Centre and the Roundhouse, and Deputy Production Manager for Sadlers Wells’ Producing department. Freelance work includes Cave and Assistant Production Manager for Arts Stages at Latitude Festival. Erin is trained in IOSH Managing Safely, Emergency First Aid at Work and holds an IPAF licence.

Oli Bagwell Purefoy

Production Manager

Following a 10 year career in Stage Management, Oli is now Production Manager across a range of our projects. Oli also ensures the continuity of resources and specialist skills required in the roll out of our events and productions Internationally within GBA Studios. Oli is a RADA graduate in Technical Theatre & Stage Management and holds an IOSH Managing Safely qualification. His GBA portfolio includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (London, Melbourne, Hamburg, Tokyo), Dr Who - Time Fracture, Cabaret at the Kit-Kat Club and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Spencer Tiney

Production Support Associate

Spencer graduated from Rose Bruford College and has since had a 13 year career working in Stage Management. He has worked on an array of West End productions, including The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, Shakespeare In Love and Singin’ In The Rain, toured with the international arena show Walking with Dinosaurs and also worked at Canada’s Banff Centre. Spencer is currently studying towards a IOSH Managing Safely qualification and is integral in the management of GBA Studios where he oversees day-to-day operations.

Kathryn White

International Assistant Costume Supervisor

Kathryn graduated from the Arts University of Bournemouth with a Degree in Costume for Performance Design. She worked as the Costume Maker and Supervisor for the Winchester Pantomime, before moving to London to work in West End. Kathryn was the trainee costume buyer for the Barbican’s production of Hamlet before joining the costume team of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She is now the Assistant Costume Supervisor for the International production roll out.

Vicki Hills

Costume Studio Technician

Vicki graduated from Rose Bruford with a BA in Costume Production. She began her career working in running wardrobe for West End and touring productions including Dreamboats and Petticoats, Panto at the Palladium and The Book of Mormon. After 8 years, she moved into costume making, initially in the tailoring workroom at Glyndebourne Festival Opera for two seasons and then joining GBA in 2018 to work in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child costume production team.

Rosie Lloyd-Farmer

Studio Assistant

Rosie graduated from University of the Arts London with a BA in Costume for Stage and Screen in 2022. She worked the wardrobe departments of several theatres around Birmingham including The Alexandra Theatre and The Lichfield Garrick Theatre before attending university and completing an internship at Opera Holland Park in 2021. She worked with GBA part time whilst studying and then joined the team full time after graduating