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Selladoor Worldwide was formed in 2008 by Alison Carter, Robert Gilbert, David Hutchinson, Aysha Powell and Phillip Rowntree, at the time all students at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
The company's début production, The Secrets Inside, was written by Hutchinson and directed by Richard Adams. The play focuses on the imprisonment of Darren Tunstall, a 23-year-old businessman, who is sentenced to 8 months in HM Prison Perth, Scotland for possessing indecent images of children, and his relationship between the protagonist and his cellmate, Brian, a volatile inmate. It premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, then ran at the Tolbooth in Stirling.
Selladoor soon moved into producing regional touring theatre, starting with a national tour of Liz Lochhead's adaptation of Dracula in 2010. The following year, it conducted the first British tour of Spring Awakening, which visited Exeter, Stirling, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Norwich; and produced the centenary tour of William Golding's The Lord of the Flies, across Scotland, England and Wales.
In 2011, Selladoor also started producing an annual Off West End season at the Greenwich Theatre. In November 2013, Selladoor was made an official partner company at the Greenwich Theatre. The 2014 season included Avenue Q and adaptations of the novels Kidnapped and Alice in Wonderland.
Selladoor's head office moved to London in 2009, at Athenley House on Greenwich High Road and subsequently to the Deptford Mission in Deptford. Since its construction in 2013, the company has also held residency at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock.
In December 2012, Selladoor made their West End debut with a production of Seussical, written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, at the Arts Theatre. Recent shows include the London revival of Alan Bennett's The History Boys and Tim Kelly's adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
In January 2017 the company expanded to incorporate a number of subsidiary companies: Selladoor Productions, Selladoor Creation, Selladoor Family, Selladoor Venues, Selladoor Management, Selladoor Enterprise and Selladoor Scotland.