Founded in 2004 That’s Entertainment Productions specialises in high quality live shows for all the family. TEP has produced numerous national tours, long running summer seasons from Blackpool to Bournemouth, cruise lines and its popular fast moving pantomimes.
TEP specialises in a hands-on personal management approach to all its productions and exists to present shows to a wide audience using the gifts of music, drama and laughter. We are pleased to be providing Leatherhead, Haverhill, and the Isle of Wight with our sparkling pantomime productions each year.
Chris Gidney - Executive Producer comes from a show business family and at age nine formed a comedy magic double-act with his father. Since then he has spent a lifetime in the profession as entertainer, producer/director and author, working with numerous artistes from the legendary Frank Sinatra to Sir Cliff Richard. Joining London’s West-End in 1980 he enjoyed twelve consecutive productions before moving to BBC Television, working on such classic programmes as `Blue Peter` and `That’s Life` with Esther Rantzen. Chris has authored 28 published books covering various aspects of life in show business including best-selling books with Sir Harry Secombe, Cannon & Ball, Paul Daniels & Bob Monkhouse. Apart from several Pantomimes, he has also written for BBC Radio and a number of newspapers and periodicals. Chris formed the show business charity `CIE` in 1982 which provides backstage support for professionals in the entertainment industry. Chris has a grown up family and enjoys living in Sussex. He is thrilled that his businessman son, Luke and Katherine Mansi have joined TEP as Executive Producers.
Katherine Mansi trained at the Bush Davies School and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts. She has appeared in many musicals, pantomimes, summer seasons and variety tours. Kath has enjoyed working extensively with That’s Entertainment Productions over the last 10 years, appearing in and choreographing numerous productions. Katherine is a qualified teacher of Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap and has her own Theatre Dance School based in Lamberhurst, Kent. Katherine has become an Executive Producer with That’s Entertainment Productions and enjoys combining teaching, choreography and performing alongside the challenge of working on and off stage.
Luke Gidney - Executive Producer is the creator and director of the Let-Leeds company, dealing with a whole host of suppliers and service contracts and focuses on Marketing, Finance and Strategy. Luke advises TEP on all aspects of its business acumen.
Together TEP has produced numerous successful touring productions including Liberace – Live From Las Vegas, Palladium Memories, Variety Magic, Those Variety Days, The Amazing World of Professor Nutty, DANA 40th Anniversary Tour, High Jinx Magic & Circus Show, Theo The Mouse, It`s Magic!, Dick Whittington, Snow White & Aladdin, as well as long and returning resident summer seasons in Blackpool, Bournemouth, Eastbourne, Southsea, Dundee, Hunstanton and Teignmouth. We are proud of our excellent working relationships with venue managers and personnel across the UK at every level of the business confirming our professionalism, quality, delivery and the integrity of our company.
TEP offers combined production skills to offer a fresh approach to all our productions with effective management from Direction and Musicianship to financial controls and marketing.
We look forward to the possibility of working with you.