Emily Wood and Paul Hendy started Evolution Productions in 2005 and have built a reputation for superior, bespoke pantomimes with the emphasis on high quality production values, strong casting and genuinely funny scripts.
They are extremely proud that in a Daily Mail report on the ‘Top Ten Pantomimes in the Country’, three of the shows were produced by Evolution. They were also delighted to win 'Pantomime of the Year' at the Great British Pantomime Awards in 2016/17 (for Dick Whittington at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury), and in 2017/18 (for Mother Goose at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield).
Emily and Paul pride themselves on casting some of the country’s most talented performers, among them Stephen Mulhern, Phil Gallagher, Emma Barton, Jake Wood, Rita Simons, Scott Maslen, Sally Lindsay, Sam Womack, Ade Edmondson, Nigel Havers, Gareth Gates, Steve McFadden, Larry Lamb, Shane Lynch (Boyzone), Shaun Williamson, Matt Baker, George Takei (Star Trek), Toyah Willcox, Wendi Peters, John Partridge, Sheila Ferguson (Three Degrees), Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia), Joe Swash (I’m A Celebrity…), Ian ‘H’ Watkins (Steps); Sid Sloane, Andy Day, Cat Sandion, Rebecca Keatley (all from CBeebies) and Vanilla Ice (… yes, Vanilla Ice!!).
Winner of 'Pantomime of the Year' 2016/17 & 2017/18 at the Great British Pantomime Awards!"