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About Nimax

Chairman - Max Weitzenhoffer
Chief Executive - Nica Burns
Executive Director - Joan Moynihan
Commercial Director - Laurence Miller
Finance Director - Laurie Denton
Operations Director - Darren Atkins
Head of Finance - Fay Diggins
Consultant - George Biggs
Legal and Business Affairs - Elizabeth Coley
Financial ConsultantAnthony Flick
Head of Financial Projects - Christopher Skeet
Financial Accountant - Iynkaran Veerasingam
Marketing Manager - Antonia Perkins
Marketing Campaigns ManagerCharelle Griffith
Concert & Hires Manager - Laura Stoner
Operations Co-ordinator - Hayley Spong
Ticketing Systems Co-ordinator - Jack Rothery
Finance & Payroll Administrator - Priyel Patel
Finance Assistant - Yin Mao
Finance Assistant - Francesca Watson
EA to Nica Burns - Stephanie Creed
PA to Nica Burns - Annabel Boyle
PA to Laurence Miller - Susanne Allen
Office Administrator - Marc Murphy
Operations Administrator - Jennifer Hoare
Office Assistant - Gabriel Pac
Health & Safety Consultant - David Leach
Accountants - Blinkhorns
Architects - Monahan Blythen Hopkins Architects
Consultant Doctor - Dr Richard Dawood Fleet St Clinic


Nica Burns is one of the UK's leading play producers.

Resumé in brief:

  • Artistic Director, Donmar Warehouse, 1983 - 89
  • Director Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards (formally Perrier Awards) the UK's leading live comedy awards, 1998 - present day
  • Production Director of Stoll Moss Theatres / Really Useful Theatres, from 1993 - 2005
  • Co-owner and Chief Executive, Nimax Theatres Limited, from 2005
  • Elected Fellow of University College London
  • Elected President of Society of London Theatres, 2008 - 2011
  • Vice President of the Society of London Theatre 2011 - 2013

Since 2000, productions include Medea starring Fiona Shaw directed by Deborah Warner (Queens 2001 and Broadway 2002), Feelgood by Alistair Beaton, (Garrick, 2001) Kiss Me, Kate (Victoria Palace, 2001), My Brilliant Divorce starring Dawn French (Apollo, 2004). In 2005: Sitting Pretty by Amy Rosenthal (tour), Christian Slater in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Gielgud), David Suchet in Man and Boy (Duchess), Who's the Daddy? by Toby Young and Lloyd Evans (King's Head) and David Schwimmer in Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute (Gielgud). In 2006 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Apollo),the reprise of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring Christian Slater and Alex Kingston (Garrick), Breakfast with Mugabe (Duchess), Fool for Love starring Juliette Lewis (Apollo), See How They Run (Duchess). In 2007 A Moon for the Misbegotten starring Kevin Spacey (Old Vic and Broadway) and Swimming with Sharks starring Christian Slater (Vaudeville). In 2008 Rain Man starring Josh Hartnett (Apollo). In 2009, Three Days of Rain starring James McAvoy (Apollo), Timing by Alistair McGowan (King's Head), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice starring Lesley Sharp and Marc Warren(Vaudeville) and Endgame starring Mark Rylance and Simon McBurney (Duchess). In 2010 she co-produced Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Old Vic and When We Are Married at the Garrick. In 2011 Matthew Fox and Olivia Williams in a new Neil Labute play, In a Forest, Dark and Deep at the Vaudeville, Ecstasy by Mike Leigh with Hampstead Theatre at the Duchess, Pygmalion starring Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon at the Garrick, cabaret artist Meow Meow at the Apollo. In 2012, Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night with David Suchet and Laurie Metcalfe (Apollo). In 2013 Uncle Vanya starring Ken Stott and Anna Friel and Laura Carmichael (Vaudeville) and Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic starring Kim Cattrall.

Nica owns six of London's playhouses: the Palace, Lyric, Apollo, Garrick, Duchess and Vaudeville Theatres with her business partner Max Weitzenhoffer. She is Chief Executive of their company, Nimax Theatres Limited.

In April 2012 planning permission was granted for a new, 500 seat London theatre on the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail development which will be run by Nimax.

She is a Governor of Sadler's Wells Theatre and for 10 years she was the Chair of the King's Head Theatre Club.

Nica was awarded an OBE in the 2013 Honours List.


Max Weitzenhoffer has been involved in numerous shows, such as Sleuth, Equus, The Elephant Man, Rose, Timbuktu, Mass Appeal, Passion and the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Piaf. He co-produced off-Broadway: Tickles by Tucholsky, The Good Parts, Three Guys Naked From the Waist Down and Road to Mecca. On Broadway, his work includes: the international Tony Award-winning hit Dracula, Going Up, Harold and Maude, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, Blood Knot, Burn This, Largely New York and the Tony Award-winning musical The Will Rogers Follies. In the West End: Budgie, Burn This. In 1999, he started co-producing with Nica Burns. Productions include: Scissor Happy, Defending the Caveman (2000 Oliver Award); Medea, starring Fiona Shaw, directed by Deborah Warner (2001 Evening Standard Awards for Best Actress and Best Director); Feelgood (2001 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy); My Brilliant Divorce (Apollo); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Gielgud and Garrick); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Apollo); A Moon for the Misbegotten (Old Vic and Broadway); Swimming With Sharks (Vaudeville); Rain Man (Apollo); Three Days of Rain (Apollo); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Vaudeville); and Endgame (Duchess). In 2010: When We Are Married (Garrick) and Design for Living (Old Vic). In 2011: Matthew Fox and Olivia Williams in a new Neil LaBute play, In a Forest, Dark and Deep, at the Vaudeville; Ecstasy by Mike Leigh, with Hampstead Theatre at the Duchess; Pygmalion, starring Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon at the Garrick. Max and his business partner, Nica Burns, own six of London's playhouses: the Palace, Lyric, Apollo, Garrick, Duchess and Vaudeville theatres, forming Nimax Theatres Limited where he is Chairman.

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