Neal Street Productions

Neal Street Productions

Neal Street Productions is the UK based independent film and theatre production company set up in 2003 by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling. Neal Street has a first look deal with Focus Features and currently has a range of film and theatre projects in development and production on both sides of the Atlantic.

One of Neal Street Productions’ major successes is the hit BBC1 series Call the Midwife, created by Heidi Thomas. A drama set in London’s East End during the 1950s, the show is based on the bestselling memoirs of Jennifer Worth. The series tells the story of a newly qualified midwife beginning her career alongside an order of nursing nuns in post-war London. The first series aired in 2012 and the show is now in its 11th season, with continued critical and commercial success.

Four tie-in books have been published; The Life and Times of Call the Midwife (HarperCollins, 2012), Dr Turner’s Casebook (Simon & Schuster, 2016), The Wisdom of Call the Midwife (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020), and Call the Midwife: A Labour of Love (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021).

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Sam Mendes Casts Johnny Flynn, Tuppence Middleton & Mark Gatiss As Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor & John Gielgud In Hot New Play

📣📣 NEWS! 📣📣
Casting is announced for THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE, a new play by @jackthorne

@NealStProds Sam Mendes will direct @JohnnyFlynnHQ and @Markgatiss with @Tuppence as Elizabeth Taylor.

An @NealStProds co-production with @NationalTheatre 🎭

From 20th April 2023.

#SamMendes casts top actors @@Mikejbal , @NigelLindsay1 and @hadleyfraser to star in @NationalTheatre & @NealStProds of acclaimed play #TheLehmanTrilogy opening at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in January. Meet the actors @DEADLINE ⬇️

NEWS! 👇👇👇
Incredible new cast just announced for The Lehman Trilogy!
Returning to London in January 2023 🙌 #TheLehmanTrilogy #WestEnd #GillianLynneTheatre 🎭

Could not be more excited to be working on this with @Lolitachakra @tompiperdesign @Prema_Mehta We have missed the Swan so much and this beautiful book carried me through lockdown so this is already very close to my heart.

✨ ICYMI: Maggie O'Farrell and Lolita Chakrabarti appeared on @BBCr4today this morning, talking about bringing #Hamnet to the stage next year in our Swan Theatre.

🎧 Listen from 3.02.59:

Properly thrilled by this happy collaboration. Has kept spirits quietly alive thro dark lockdown days. @NealStProds @TheRSC @Lolitachakra @EricaWhyman @tompiperdesign and our wonderful friends @HeraPicturesLDN #Hamnet

#Hamnet @Lolitachakra @EricaWhyman a collaboration between @TheRSC @NealStProds

So excited to be announcing the WORLD PREMIERE of the stage adaptation of #HAMNET alongside @TheRSC and @HeraPicturesLDN
Couldn’t be more thrilled to be bringing this project alive with such a fabulous team! @Lolitachakra @EricaWhyman @tompiperdesign.

"It’s one of those pieces of music that just speaks to every human in a way that is almost inexplicable." @JasperRees talks to @DavieGreig @DanielGwynEvans & @phigster about bringing #LocalHero to the stage (£)

"#LocalHero comes with a warmth of heart and an awareness of just what exactly matters in life – utterly irresistible. You know from its opening moments you are going to love it." Read the full review from @Chiobserver here

Huge congratulations to the fabulous #LocalHero company on a wonderful press night! 🎉☄️🎭

#EmpireOfLight isn't just a love letter to cinema. It's an ode to the house that holds our most cherished artform. The movie theater is our sanctuary and it's power is felt in every frame. Loved it. #TellurideFilmFestival

Well I just saw what will probably be my favorite film of the year, Sam Mendes’ sublime Empire of Light. It’s a major wow. #telluridefilmfestival

EMPIRE OF LIGHT is Sam Mendes’ personal & loving ode to how cinema connects us all despite how different we all are. Olivia Colman is extraordinary & her chemistry with Micheal Ward is warm & tender. Vibrant cinematography & a gorgeously serene score that will fill your heart.

Empire of Light is every bit as magical as the Telluride crowd are reporting. Olivia Colman has never been better - and boy, what an achievement that is - and Micheal Ward announces himself as a major talent. My heart also belongs to Toby Jones, and Mendes’s raw truth-telling.

There’s a line in #EmpireofLight, #SamMendes’s stupendous new movie, where someone says that film is an illusion of life. When movies are as good as this, they are life.

Telluride Film Festival Official Selection 2022
A film by Sam Mendes
Starring Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Toby Jones, and Colin Firth

The official trailer to our next film EMPIRE OF LIGHT has just been released!
We can’t wait for you all to see it. 🎬🎞📽
Film. An illusion of life.
Coming soon…
#EmpireOfLight #SamMendes #OliviaColman #MichealWard #TobyJones #ColinFirth