Malcom Cooke

Originating Producer

Malcolm’s first job in show business was the Beatles tour of Australia. His first production for Kenn Brodziak’s Aztec Services was Johnnie Farnham’s debut stage musical Charlie Girl which starred Dame Anna Neagle and Derek Nimmo. This was followed by Godspell which ran for 5 years. His first independent production was Norman Is That You followed by Robyn Archer’s A Star is Torn. Barry Humphries Isn’t it Pathetic at His age followed then Leo McKern in Boswell For The Defence in Australia, London’s West End and in Hong Kong. His first Broadway musical was Marilyn, An American Fable and his first West End Musical was Always. His first play to feature puppets was The Hobbit. His first original musical to feature actors, puppets and acrobats was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Malcolm resides in Melbourne, Australia where he was born. His partner over the last 35 years is William May the Artistic Director of Walking with Dinosaurs · the Live Experience. Together working with the brilliant creative team they helped create a new genre for arenas and will soon create many more to follow this first of its kind.

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