Gavin Kalin, the founder of Totally Theatre Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions Ltd, has just been awarded £30,000 from Stage One’s Start-Up Investment Fund. A charity that supports new UK theatre producers and productions, Stage One has awarded Kalin the money so that he can co-produce the West End transfer of the critically-acclaimed Young Vic production of A Doll’s House. He will co-produce alongside the Young Vic, Mark Rubinstein and Neil Laidlaw. The production will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre in August 2013 and will see Hattie Morahan reprising her award-winning role of Nora Helmer with Dominic Rowan playing Torvald. A Doll’s House is Kalin’s second West End credit this summer, after The Ladykillers opened at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Gavin commented “Within seven months I have gone from attending the Stage One New Producer Course to being awarded the Start-up Fund and I could not be happier. Stage One has helped me realise my potential for working as a theatre producer and I thank everyone involved in this fantastic organisation for their continued support and guidance.