William May

William May

Artistic Director

Imagine being asked to bring dinosaurs back to life after 65 million years to appear in a live arena spectacular! The late William May did just that with the ground-breaking show Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular.

William was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is dyslexic. His motto was “If you can dream it, you can achieve it”. William was a world renowned Artistic Director and his driving passion was to give children and families the experience of “wonderment”, igniting their imagination to dream. He discovered and managed Australian artist Samantha Sang and with the Bee Gees Barry Gibb, produced her number one hit record Emotion.

For 30 years he and his partner Malcolm Cooke produced original, acclaimed stage shows including The Hobbit and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. His Broadway debut musical was Marilyn – An American Fable, the life story of Marilyn Monroe and he co-composed and co-wrote the West End Musical Always – the love story of King Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson.

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