Who we are

Second Half Productions is a new entertainment company that inspires daring and optimism

What We do

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Create innovative work by world-leading artists for stage and screen.
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Breathe new and unexpected life into classic stories.
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Explore our turbulent political past, present and future.
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Invigorate audiences in London, the UK and beyond.
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Prioritise accessibility for those marginalised by the industry.
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Our Team

Jeremy Herrin

Jeremy Herrin is a Director of Second Half Productions. The former Artistic Director of Headlong and Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Court. In autumn 2021, Jeremy directed the final instalment in the Wolf Hall Trilogy - The Mirror and The Light, adapted for stage by Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles. Over two decades, Jeremy has directed a string of award winning hits that transferred to the West End and New York, including That Face by Polly Stenham (Royal Court and West End), This House by James Graham (National Theatre and West End), Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (RSC, West End and Broadway), The Nether by Jennifer Haley (Royal Court and West End), People, Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan (National Theatre, West End and St Ann’s Warehouse, New York), Labour of Love by James Graham (West End). In 2021, Jeremy directed the world premiere of After Life by Jack Thorne (National Theatre). Most recently, he directed Olivier-nominated play Best of Enemies by James Graham (Young Vic). His upcoming shows include Almost Famous the Musical (Broadway, Autumn 2022).

Alan Stacey

Alan is a director of Second Half Productions and lead producer for the company. He is the former Executive Director of Headlong and formerly both Executive Director and Commercial Director of the Young Vic. He has produced shows in London, New York and on tour with Jeremy Herrin including This House, People, Places and Things, Labour of Love, After Life and Best of Enemies. As Executive Director of the Young Vic he oversaw the producing of hits such as Ivo Van Hove’s A View from the Bridge (Young Vic, West End, NT Live and Broadway) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic, NT Live and St Ann’s Warehouse).

Rob O'Rahilly

Rob O'Rahilly is a co-founder of Second Half Productions. Formerly Head of Asset Management Solutions and International Chief Investment Officer for JP Morgan, Rob is a supporter of charitable theatre companies, a mentor for start-up businesses and a director of Second Half Productions. He is also founder and director of Monkstown Associates Ltd, a company with significant investments in over 40 productions in the West End and on Broadway. Recent productions invested in include: Death of a Salesman, Cyrano De Bergerac, 9-5, Betrayal, The Lehman Trilogy, Leopoldstadt, Prima Facie, Cabaret and Jerusalem.

Jessica Ronane

CDG CSA, is Casting Director for Second Half Productions. She is also Vice Chair of the Casting Directors Guild and Casting Consultant for The Old Vic having spent the last 6 years as in-house Casting Director there. Theatre includes: Camp Siegfried. The Dumb Waiter. Faith Healer, Endgame/Rough for Theatre II, A Christmas Carol, Lungs, A Very Expensive Poison, Present Laughter, All My Sons, The American Clock, SYLVIA, A Monster Calls, Mood Music, Fanny & Alexander, Woyzeck, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, King Lear, The Caretaker, The Master Builder, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, The Hairy Ape, Future Conditional (all for The Old Vic); Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/West End); The Divide (The Old Vic/ EIF); Film includes: The Kid Who Would Be King, Emma. Upcoming work includes Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Brideshead Revisited and Mark Gatiss’ The Amazing Mr Blunden for Sky.

Lucie Lovatt

Creative Associate for Second Half Productions. From 2006 until 2020 Lucie worked for Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) in various positions culminating in her creation of the role of Head of Creative Development. Whilst at SFP she worked on over fifty productions, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Sunny Afternoon the Musical, Legally Blonde the Musical, All About Eve, The Ferryman, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Jerusalem, Mojo, Shakespeare in Love, A Christmas Carol, Chimerica and Hamlet. Prior to this Lucie worked for both the Royal Court Theatre and Cheek by Jowl.

Alecia Marshall

Alecia Marshall is Associate Producer and General Manager for Second Half Productions. Alecia was formerly Producer at Headlong, where she worked for over six years producing shows including Jitney; Richard III; People, Places and Things (UK tour) and Pygmalion as well as large-scale digital projects including Unprecedented for the BBC and Brexit Shorts for The Guardian. Prior to this, Alecia worked at both the Liverpool Everyman Playhouse and Lantern Theatre, and spent three years as the Chair of the Advisory Board for COMMON, a sector support organisation focused on achieving greater socio-economic diversity across the creative industries. Alecia is a mentor for Arts Emergency! and currently sits on the board of the Unity theatre.

Sacha Milroy

Sacha Milroy is Head of Technical and Production for Second Half Productions. Sacha is a freelance Technical & Production Director, Production Manager & Producer. Most recently, she worked as a producer on Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City and was Technical & Production Director at Secret Cinema. Previously she worked with Mark Rubinstein Ltd, general managing and producing in the West End. She was Director of Producing & Planning at the National Theatre & Executive Producer at Shakespeare’s Globe. Before going to the Globe she was Head of Production at the National Theatre heading up the workshop departments, production and stage management teams, developing and overseeing the production process of around 26 shows each year across the building. For many years she has been a Production Manager working extensively in theatre and events – touring, West End, international and at the National Theatre. As Production Manager, some of her production highlights have been TINA – The Tina Turner Musical (West End), War Horse (Olivier), Frankenstein (Olivier), His Dark Materials (Olivier) & Jerry Springer the Opera (Lyttelton). She is a trustee for Cardboard Citizens and Tonic.

Grace Nelder

Grace Nelder is Production Assistant and Administrator for Second Half Productions. Grace previously worked at Cameron Mackintosh Ltd in their Technical Production department. Prior to this she worked at Ambassador Theatre Group and Wales Millennium Centre. Grace also produces short films and is a BIFA-nominated producer.

Jeremy Herrin

The former Artistic Director of Headlong and Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Court. He is a Director of Second Half Productions.

This autumn, Jeremy will direct the final instalment in the Wolf Hall Trilogy - The Mirror and The Light, adapted for stage by Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles. Over two decades, Jeremy has directed a string of award winning hits that transferred to the West End and New York, including That Face by Polly Stenham (Royal Court and West  End), This House by James Graham (National Theatre and West End), Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (RSC, West End and  Broadway), The Nether by Jennifer Haley (Royal Court and West End), People, Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan  (National Theatre, West End and St Ann’s Warehouse, New York), Labour of Love by James Graham (West End). Earlier this year Jeremy directed the world premiere of After Life by Jack Thorne (National Theatre and his upcoming  shows include Best of Enemies by James Graham (Young Vic) and Almost Famous the Musical (Broadway, autumn 2022).

Alan Stacey

Executive Director of Headlong and formerly both Executive Director and Commercial Director of the Young Vic, has produced shows in London, New York and on tour with Jeremy including This House, People, Places and Things, Labour of Love, After Life and Best of Enemies.  As Executive Director of the Young Vic he oversaw the producing of hits such as Ivo Van Hove’s A View from the Bridge (Young Vic, West End, NT Live and Broadway) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic, NT Live and St Ann’s Warehouse). Alan is a director of Second Half Productions and lead producer for the company.

Rob O’Rahilly

Formerly Head of Asset Management Solutions and International Chief Investment Officer for JP Morgan, is a philanthropic supporter of charitable theatre companies, a mentor for start-up businesses and a director of Second Half Productions. He is also founder and director of Monkstown Associates Ltd, a company with significant investments in over 40 productions in the West End and on Broadway. Recent productions include: Death of a Salesman, Cyrano De Bergerac, 9-5, Betrayal, The Lehman Trilogy, Leopoldstadt and Uncle Vanya.

Jessica Ronane

CDG CSA, is Casting Director for Second Half Productions. She is also Vice Chair of the Casting Directors Guild and Casting Consultant for The Old Vic having spent the last 6 years as in-house Casting Director there. Theatre includes: Camp Siegfried. The Dumb Waiter. Faith Healer, Endgame/Rough for Theatre II, A Christmas Carol, Lungs, A Very Expensive Poison, Present Laughter, All My Sons, The American Clock, SYLVIA, A Monster Calls, Mood Music, Fanny & Alexander, Woyzeck, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, King Lear, The Caretaker, The Master Builder, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, The Hairy Ape, Future Conditional (all for The Old Vic); Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/West End); The Divide (The Old Vic/ EIF); Film includes: The Kid Who Would Be King, Emma. Upcoming work includes Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Brideshead Revisited and Mark Gatiss’ The Amazing Mr Blunden for Sky.

Lucie Lovatt

Creative Associate for Second Half Productions. From 2006 until 2020 Lucie worked for Sonia Friedman  Productions (SFP) in various positions culminating in her creation of the role of Head of Creative Development. Whilst at SFP she worked on over fifty productions, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Sunny Afternoon the Musical, Legally  Blonde the Musical, All About Eve, The Ferryman, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Jerusalem, Mojo, Shakespeare in Love, A  Christmas Carol, Chimerica and Hamlet. Prior to this Lucie worked for both the Royal Court Theatre and Cheek by Jowl.

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