Denise Silvey

Denise began her career theatre over twenty-five years ago, spending much of that time as an actress and singer working in the West End and in film, television and radio, before moving on into production and general management.

Denise founded Cahoots Theatre Company, in 1993 while on tour with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, producing Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little in studio venues up and down the country.  This she did again the following year with Noel and Gertie.

In 1999 Cahoots produced the West End revival of Starting Here, Starting Now at the Jermyn Street Theatre.  Denise was subsequently appointed Artistic Associate of the theatre and went on to produce the musicalSnap and the play Sick Dictators and to co-produce the play High Spirits with Ballantrae at the Bridewell Theatre.

In 2004 Denise received the Stage One New Producers Bursary, enabling her to take the comedy The Translucent Frogs of Quuup to the Edinburgh Festival and the West End

During the same year while working for Fiery Angel, she took Fascinating Aida to New York for the initial Brits off Broadway season at the 59E59 Theatres.  The following year she took  actress and artist Kara Wilson to New York and then formed a co-production with the New York based Godlight Company and brought their highly successful A Clockwork Orange to Edinburgh for a sell-out season. During the same year she also produced Rain Pryor in her one woman show at the Edinburgh Festival followed by a sell-out season in Soho. 

In 2009 and 2010 Denise general managed successful tours of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Cinematic Pops  by the Showbiz Pops Orchestra.

Since May 2009 Denise as been engaged as The  Production Supervisor on the West End production of The Mousetrap.  After having taken an English speaking production to Shanghai in 2010, and having directed a production in Mandarin, the following year, she also directed a further production in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpar and Singapore in October 2013.