Rare Fortune Productions


About Us

Rare Fortune Productions was set up in 2017 by a group of theatrical creatives.  We all met at Actors and Writers London (AWL), an organisation of professional actors, directors and writers who meet regularly to present rehearsed readings of new plays.
We decided that we wanted to produce high quality and entertaining theatre and our first production – Liberty Hall – performed to sell out audiences. We continued to produce sell out shows that delighted our audiences  – they  ranged from farce to thriller with a focus on new writing but including an excursion into the world of Alan Ayckbourn’s Round and. Round the Garden.
We carried on working during the pandemic – choosing new plays, casting and rehearsing on Zoom and then finally performing to a socially-distanced real life audience between lockdowns.
Our next production is From This Day Forward
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The Team

Julia Haythorn


Julia has been producing theatre for 25 years ranging from Shakespeare tours to modern farce and thrillers.  She has also written plays and murder mysteries that have toured extensively.
At Rare Fortune, she is involved in the whole creative process from initial ideas to the final performance and all the challenges and adventures in between.

Maurice Thorogood


Maurice won two awards for his work as a television film editor creating current affairs, documentaries and drama programmes for the ITV Network.  He received a scholarship to RADA where he won the Bronze Medal.  He became an actor, stage and video director.  At Rare Fortune, Maurice directs the shows and works with the creative team to develop ideas to full production.

Robin Miller


Robin has been an actress in a wide range of productions, in theatre, television, audio and film.  She came to play writing via AWL, where she has had full length plays put on and won competitions for short plays.  Her plays Murder On Cue and Liberty Hall are published by Stagescripts Ltd.

Gregory Cox


Gregory trained at the Bristol Old Vic after graduating from Manchester University. Theatre work includes several West End appearances and touring with the National Theatre.  He has featured in over 40 films and TV productions including Doctors, Killer Net, Coronation Street and Poirot. He has also written screenplays and two prize winning short plays for Actors and Writers London. For Rare Fortune, he was Larry in Murder on Cue and Alec in Briefcase Encounter

Paddy Gormley


Paddy has been photographer-in-residence at Actors & Writers London since 2012.  The AWL website features more than 8,000 of his rehearsal photographs.  He has also shot numerous productions in theatres including Wimbledon Studio, Pleasance Islington, Theatre503 and the OSO.  Paddy is proud to have worked with Rare Fortune since the outset, and to have photographed every show in rehearsal and production.  Contact:

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