CASTING CREDITS

After a brief spell in Production at the English National Opera, Neil joined the Ambassador Theatre Group where he became Head of Casting. Leaving ATG in 2012  Neil set up his own production and casting companies,

Neil Rutherford Casting and Neil Rutherford Productions.

His many West End, Touring and International casting projects include:

IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST

Directed by Marc Robbin

Charing Cross Theatre, London

 

ELIZABETH

Directed by Will Tuckett

for the Royal Ballet

Barbican Theatre

 

MY FAIR LADY

Directed by Dame Julie Andrews

for Opera Australia

Sydney Opera House and Australia Tour

 

BEYOND DESIRE

Directed by Neil Rutherford

for Neil Rutherford Productions in Association with Hayes Theatre Co

Starring Blake Bowden, David Bulters, Tony Cogin, Chloe Dallimore, Ross Hannaford, Nancye Hayes, Phillip Lowe, Christy Sullivan

 

THE KING AND I

Directed by Christopher Renshaw

for Opera Australia and the Sydney Opera House Australia

Starring Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Marty Rhone, John Adam

 

GET GOT

Directed by Dominic Shaw

 

SOUTH PACIFIC

Directed by Bartlett Sher

for Opera Australia and the Sydney Opera House Australia

Starring Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Kate Ceberano, Eddie Perfect and Daniel Koek

 

9 to 5 The Musical

Directed by Jeff Calhoun

No1 UK Tour for Ambassador Theatre Group

Starring Ben Richards, Bonnie Langford, Natalie Cassidy, Jackie Clune and Amy Lennox

 

DANDY DICK

Directed by Christopher Luscombe

Theatre Royal Brighton Productions - No1 UK Tour

Starring Patricia Hodge and Nicholas Le Prevost

 

 

Zach Braff’s

ALL NEW PEOPLE

Directed by Peter Dubois

Duke of York’s Theatre, London adn UK No1 Tour

Starring Zach Braff, Eve Myles, Susannah Fielding and Paul Hilton

 

MONKEE BUSINESS

Directed by David Taylor

UK No 1 Regional Tour

Starring Oliver Savile, Ben Evans, Tom Parsons and Stephen Kirwan

 

SOUTH PACIFIC

Directed by Bartlett Sher

Barbican, Regional Tour and West End, and Australia

Starring Samantha Womack, Paulo Szot, Jason Howard, Alex Ferns, Daniel Koek, and Loretta Ables Sayer

See website: www.southpacificonstage.com

 

 

LEGALLY BLONDE UK TOUR

Directed by Jerry Mitchell and Dominic Shaw

Starring Liz McClarnon, Dave Willetts, Neil Toon, Faye Brookes, Iwan Lewis

 

SPAMALOT

Directed by Christopher Luscombe

Regional Tour

Starring Marcus Brigstocke, Phill Jupitus, Matthew Kelly, 

Jodie Prenger, Hayley Tammaddon and Todd Carty

 

THE MISANTHROPE

Directed by Thea Sharrock 

Comedy Theatre, London

starring Keira Knightley, Damian Lewis, Tara FitzGerald, and Dominic Rowan

 

THE LAST CIGARETTE

Directed by Sir Richard Eyre

Chichester and Trafalgar Studios, West End

starring Felicity Kendal, Nicholas Le Prevost, Jasper Britton

 

INTO THE WOODS

directed by Will Tuckett

for the Royal Opera House

 

Richard O’Brien’s 

THE STRIPPER

Directed by Bob Carlton

On tour in the UK

starring Jonathan Wrather, Sarah Redmond, Gay Soper, Richard O’ Brien

 

FAT PIG

Written and Directed by Neil La Bute

Trafalgar Studios and Comedy Theatre, West End

starring Kris Marshall, Robert Webb, Ella Smith, Joanna Page, Kelly Brooke and Kevin Bishop 

 

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Directed by Craig Revel Horwood 

Comedy Theatre, London

starring Kathryn Evans and Ben Goddard

 

MARIANNE DREAMS

Directed by Will  Tuckett

Almeida Theatre

 

RIFLEMIND

Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman 

Trafalgar Studios, London

starring John Hannah and Paul Hilton

 

Pinter’s 

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION

Directed by Jamie Lloyd

Comedy Theatre, London

starring Gina McKee, Charlie Cox, Richard Coyle and Timothy West

 

WEST SIDE STORY

Directed by Joey McKneely

Regional Tour and Sadler’s Wells Theatre

 

SWEENEY TODD

Directed by John Doyle 

in London, on tour and on Broadway

 

 

GUYS AND DOLLS

directed by Michael Grandage

Piccadilly Theatre, London and on Tour, Australia and Broadway

Starring Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Patrick Swayze, Douglas Hodge, and Jenna Russell 

 

RENT

Directed by William Baker

Duke of York’s Theatre, London

staring Denise Van Outen, Oliver Thornton and Luke Evans

 

 

THE NEW STATESMAN

directed by Jenny Darnell 

Trafagar Studios and Tour

staring Rik Mayall

 

 

Stephen Poliakoff’s 

SWEET PANIC

Directed by Stephen Poliakoff

Duke of York’s Theatre, London

starring Jane Horrocks, John Gordon Sinclair and Victoria Hamilton

 

 

Simon Gray’s 

HOLY TERROR

Directed by Lawrence Boswell

Duek of York’s Theatre and Tour

starring Simon Callow

 

 

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE

Directed by Lucy Bailey

The Playhouse Theatre, London

starring Val Kilmer and Charlotte Emmerson

 

 

THE WITCHES

Directed by Jonathan Church

Tour and West End

starring Ruby Wax

 

SIMPLY HEAVENLY

Directed by Josette Bushell Mingo

Trafalgar Studios

starring Clive Rowe, Clarke Peters, Ruby Turner and Rashan Stone

 

 

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Directed by Tim Fywell

Playhouse Theatre 

starring Emilia Fox, Jarred Harris, Polly Walker, Jeremy Edwards, Dilys Laye, 

and Laurence Penry Jones

 

 

VINCENT IN BRIXTON

Directed by Sir Richard Eyre

Wyndhams, Playhouse and Regional Tour

Starring Claire Higgins, Jochum Ten Haaf and Paul Nicholls

 

 

THREE SISTERS

Directed by Michael Blakemore

Playhouse Theatre

and starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Robert Bathurst, James Fleet, Eric Sykes, 

and Douglas Hodge

 

BILLY LIAR

Directed by Anna Linstrum

Regional Tour

starring Ralph Little and Doreen Mantle; 

 

 

Several productions of 

NOISES OFF

directed by Jeremy Sams 

 

 

and several more productions of

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

directed by Christopher Luscombe 

London and Regional Productions

starring David Bedella as Frank’n’Furter and guest narrators Michael Aspel, Christopher Biggins, Ainsley Harriott, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Michael Starke, Gethin Jones, Nigel Planer, Russ Abbott and Clive Mantle.

 

and over 30 workshops and readings.