About

Shadwell is a music theatre company based in East London

We redefine the orchestra for the 21st century, with Shadwell Ensemble
We explore the intersection of music and technology, with Shadwell Digital
We bring these together in unique and unconventional spaces, with Shadwell Live
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We share an audacious vision

A company that’s creative, intergenerational, immersive, and expansive. One that subverts and shifts expectations rather than simply challenges them. That vision is Shadwell.

Great work comes from those who have the space, safety, and power to do it – so we carefully create the conditions where creativity thrives.

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Shadwell is run by a dedicated small team, supported by engaged Board of Trustees. We work with a range of collaborators in the short and long term.

Jack Furness

Jack Furness

Shadwell’s Artistic Director and Founder is the award-winning director and producer Jack Furness. Jack has directed many of Shadwell’s critically acclaimed shows since 2009.
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Finnegan Downie Dear

Finnegan Downie Dear

Finn studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music before going on to work at the Royal Opera House, London, the state opera houses of Berlin, Zurich and Vienna and the Salzburg Festival. In 2020 he won the Mahler Competition with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and in the coming years will conduct orchestras all around the world. He has been the music director of Shadwell since 2015.
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Claudia Clarkson

Claudia Clarkson

Shadwell’s Chief Operating Officer, Claudia Clarkson has over 15 years' experience in the arts industry.
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Board of Trustees
James Goodwin
Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka
Jonathan Furness
Rupert Christiansen
Eleanor Brindle
Mark Bayley
Lucy Annan
Funders
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