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About GLF

GLF is run by Kayte Potter and Jennie Green, who started the company in 2007. From our Edinburgh office we have since worked on a host of shows, including Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake; the National Theatre’s War Horse; and musicals such as Evita, Cabaret, Starlight Express, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple and Rock of Ages to name but a few. We are UK and international tour bookers for some of the best dance, drama and musical productions in the world, in addition to offering general management services to a wide variety of producers.

If you are a venue manager or a presenter we can help you to bring the best productions to your theatres.

If you are a company or producer, we want to help you bring great shows to the broadest possible audience, whether that means building an original production from the ground up or devising a new strategy for an existing show – we are here with the expertise to help you do it. We understand that integrity, professionalism and a personal touch make all the difference to our clients and are proud to have built our company’s reputation around these values over the past twelve years. We are here to help you maximise your international touring potential. We believe that the most successful productions are those that manage to reach both a domestic and international audience, and at its best, the experience of international touring can help support the generation of new work at home.

Meet the team...

Jennie Green
Jennie GreenDirector, General Management
Jennie began her career in theatre in 2001 working for Clear Channel / Live Nation / Back Row Productions as a Production Assistant, moving up to being a GM on productions such as Tap Dogs, Gumboots, Slava’s Snowshow and Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.

After setting up GLF with Kayte in 2007, Jennie continued her relationship with Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures and has now general managed their productions for 15 years including Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands, Play Without Words, Early Adventures, The Car Man, Sleeping Beauty, Dorian Gray, Cinderella and The Red Shoes.

Jennie runs the management side of the business and has enjoyed working with many different clients, including Sadler’s Wells, NEBT, Kenny Wax Productions, ZooNation, Music & Lyrics and Scottish Opera. 

Kayte Potter
Kayte PotterDirector, Bookings
Kayte’s career began in theatre in 1996 when she started working as administrator for Kaos Theatre. While working there she also began working with Jan Ryan at UK Arts International where she booked UK and international tours for dance and physical theatre companies.

In 1999 she joined Back Row Productions as general manager and when Back Row was acquired by Clear Channel she joined the booking department and booked international tours for productions such as Fosse, CATS, Chicago, Miss Saigon, Slava’s Snowshow and Starlight Express.

In 2007, Jennie and Kayte left Back Row and set up GLF. Kayte runs the booking side of the business and has been lucky enough to work with the Royal National Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Bill Kenwright to name but a few.

Gemma Greig-Kicks
Gemma Greig-KicksAssociate General Manager
Gemma’s career began in TV production though soon returned to first-love theatre, joining Backrow Productions in 2004 as Production Coordinator touring productions of Tap Dogs, Gumboots & Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.

2007-2009, she general managed dance company The Cholmondeleys & Featherstonehaughs, before moving to Edinburgh to join GLF as Associate General Manager for their international touring productions.

Within the last 10 years she has also worked as Interim Manager for the Sadler’s Wells Production & Touring Department, Line Producer for More4 Matthew Bourne’s Christmas & took 3 years out to manage Scottish charity, Hearts & Minds, re-joining the GLF ranks in 2016.

Fiona Buffham
Fiona BuffhamBookings Coordinator
Fiona’s career in theatre began in 2009 as a member of the front of house team at the King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow.

In 2012 she moved to London to take up a role as Administrator at New Wimbledon Theatre, before transferring to ATG’s Programming Department in 2013. As a Regional Programmer she programmed a range of work into ATG’s 22 regional venues, from rock and roll and comedy gigs to opera and classical concerts.

After 8 years with ATG, Fiona relocated to Edinburgh in 2017 and was appointed Bookings Coordinator at GLF, working alongside Kayte on national and international bookings.

Rebecca Bose-Blundell
Rebecca Bose-BlundellBookings Associate
After studying Drama and Theatre and also Media and Communications, Rebecca has worked in a variety of roles within the theatre industry.

She has previously worked as a Bookings Assistant with Paul Tyrer and as Theatrical Booking Manager at Clear Channel Entertainment, where productions booked included Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Chicago, Cats and The King and I.

She now works as a Bookings Associate for GLF and is responsible for the company’s current UK touring portfolio with shows including The Siberian Ballet and Rock of Ages.

Amy Dolan
Amy DolanProduction Coordinator
Graduating in 2012 from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a BA (Hons) in Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management, Amy was already working as Assistant Company Manager for Birmingham Royal Ballet, including working on The Nutcracker at The O2. Amy then joined the RSC on Matilda The Musical and Broadway Entertainment Group on International tours of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Beauty & the Beast and Tap Dogs.

Amy was Scottish Ballet’s Company Manager / International Tour Producer and more recent credits include: Company Manager for Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella and Tour Manager for Scottish Opera’s Greek (BAM) and Dance Consortium.

James Miller
James MillerProduction Assistant
James graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Drama and Performance.

In 2015 and 2016 he worked as an Associate Producer to Ines Wurth Presents- bringing five international productions to the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2017 he originated the role of Assistant Entertainment Manager at Brewhemia, programming seven nights of entertainment and developing their 2017 and 2018 Fringe programmes working with The Briefs Factory and Civil Disobedience. He has also spent time working with the Edinburgh Science Festival.

James joined GLF in 2018 as a Production Assistant , working on Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet.

Sara Cormack
Sara CormackProduction Assistant
Sara trained at Rambert before joining Matthew Bourne creating and performing varying roles worldwide. She was a principal dancer with Matthew Bourne for over 20 years performing in the original cast productions of Play Without Words, The Car Man, Nutcracker!, Cinderella, Swan Lake and revivals of Edward Scissorhands and Highland Fling.

Sara has also worked with the English National Opera, Harvey Goldsmith, Transitions Dance Company and a plethora of other choreographers.

Sara now works as a Production Assistant for GLF, continuing to work closely with Matthew Bourne and New Adventures.

Marlous Lang-Peterse
Marlous Lang-PeterseDesigner
Marlous currently works as in-house designer for GLF. Previously she worked for the company between 2008-2013 as Associate General Manager working on Some Like it Hip Hop (ZooNation), Bale de Rua (TS3) and Singin’ in the Rain (BKL).

In 2013 she was appointed as the first general manager for the high-profile Edinburgh Mela festival.

While being a stay-at-home mother to three young children between 2015-18, Marlous translated and published several plays and a book, as well as exhibiting her art at a local gallery.

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