Company History
Since its founding in 1992, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions has established an unrivalled reputation for producing top quality international entertainment in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, The Philippines, Europe, South Africa, Canada and the United Kingdom, and is now widely regarded as one of the leading producers of live entertainment in Australasia. Originally formed in Hong Kong by James Cundall and a group of like-minded businessmen, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions soon made a name for itself by presenting quality international productions such as Les Miserables, South Pacific, Barnum, The New Rocky Horror Show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, as well as the acclaimed Alegria from Cirque du Soleil. From 1998 the company expanded its reach to Singapore, bringing David Helfgott in recital and the boutique show Stomp to a new audience. In 1999, James temporarily put Lunchbox Theatrical Productions on the shelf while he moved to Sydney, where he was responsible for a vast array of theatrical productions including major musicals, concert tours, solo artists, plays and spectacular shows in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. In 2004 James Cundall returned to the UK to re-establish Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, which now has companies in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and The Philippines. Productions since 2004 have included the musicals The Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You, Cats, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Chicago, Annie, Santa Claus the Musical, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Thriller Live, Grease and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; spectaculars such as Riverdance and Slava’s Snowshow; international artists Bryn Terfel, Elaine Paige, Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein, Pam Ayres, Hale & Pace, Roy Chubby Brown, Anthony Warlow and David Campbell; boutique shows such as Circus Oz, Stomp, Abba Mania, One Night of Queen, Storm, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Burn the Floor, Potted Potter, The Bootleg Beatles, and Raise the Red Lantern by the Chinese National Ballet; plays including The Woman in Black, Grumpy Old Women, The 39 Steps and The Mousetrap; world tours of the award-winning Imperial Ice Stars in The Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice, Cinderella on Ice and Nutcracker on Ice; children’s shows Barney the Dinosaur, Thomas the Tank Engine, Little Big Club, The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and Louis Pearl, The Amazing Bubble Man; and The Ice Factor open air Christmas ice rink in York, UK. Future productions for 2013 include Dirty Dancing in Hong Kong, Singapore and Manila, Sleeping Beauty on Ice in the UK; Slava’s Snowshow in Australia and New Zealand; Phantom of the Opera in Singapore; Stomp in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia; Starlight Express in Hong Kong and Singapore; Do You Hear The People Sing? in Hong Kong; Barry Humphries UK tour and the 9th Season of The Ice Factor in York, UK.