After 30 years building one of the World’s largest merchandising company’s, Carlos Candal has established a production division.
In late September 2019, GMG Productions (GMGP) was launched; a new Asia-Pacific entertainment company to present the world’s most successful theatre productions throughout South East Asia. GMGP is focusing on bringing top quality theatrical productions, exhibitions and festivals to the region, presenting multiple shows across the whole of Asia Pacific, including South East Asia and New Zealand. Based in Manila, GMGP has an impressive board including David Ian, who’s one of the largest providers of theatrical content for the Asia and mainland China markets with recent international tours of Cats, Chicago, Evita, and The Bodyguard. In addition to David Ian, GMGP’s other directors are Robert Sewell, the founder of TicketWorld and a 30 year resident of the Philippines, Richard Lewis of Limelight Productions, one of the world leaders in children’s theatre, and Len Gill, founder of Canada’s largest independent advertising agency Echo Advertising.
The record-breaking Really Useful Group production of CATS the Musical was the first show to open in November 2019 with the RSC’s production of Matilda opening in March 2020.
Candal excitedly says, “GMG Productions’ core vision and mission is to bring top quality theatrical productions to Asia. Audiences will be experiencing more of what Broadway and the West End have to offer, with an exciting line up of shows in the coming years.”