Founder and Managing Director
Cecilia has a great passion for British theatre and music since she was a young girl, and even married a British actor/producer who is now living in London since they separated in 2012. She believes that art is culture, an expression of one's dreams, inspiration, life, and society. Having international working experience, Cecilia is not new in the cross-cultural environments. She travels extensively and has lived in the USA, U.K., Malaysia and currently lives in Singapore. She has worked for American Express in Malaysia, Wembley Stadium PLC in the U.K. and the luxury Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts based in Singapore. Cecilia started her Marketing and PR Consultancy after leaving Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and worked with various clients. They include the Six Senses Resorts & Spas, the Singapore Tourism Board on fashion events, and fashion designers such as Lawrence Steele, Neil Barrett, and Dsquared, and the Association of Business Executives, U.K. in promoting business management programmes leading to degrees and MBAs in over 80 universities around the world.
This has led to her current position as Founder and Managing Director of the British Theatre Playhouse. First started in 2004, the British Theatre Playhouse has produced and presented a series of highly successful British productions in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and the U.K. British Theatre Playhouse takes pride on high standards equivalent to London's West End and offers U.K. casts comprising prominent stage, television and film actors. Some notable plays the British Theatre Playhouse has produced include Alan Ayckbourn's "How The Other Half Loves", "Private Lives" that was nominated as Singapore Tourism Board 2006 Best Leisure Event, "The Mousetrap", "Yes, Prime Minister" and "The Vortex" starring Hollywood actress Jane Seymour OBE.
Cecilia believes in championing social causes as a volunteer and through organising high-profile charity gala events through the British Theatre Playhouse to help raise funds for those who need the most.
Cecilia is a Life Member of the Chinese Women’s Associations in Singapore and has recently been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Chinese Women Association in April 2018 to support their social cause activities. She has also joined the Leadership in Asia business group of Singapore’s British Chamber of Commerce in April 2017. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Business Executives, U.K., and a member of the Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni.
Founder and Artistic Director
John Faulkner’s career started in London when he graduated from the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He has since worked as a professional producer, director and performer in over twenty countries.
His equity performer’s name is Richard Denning.
London West End shows include “The Seagull” with Alan Bates;“The Good Companions”; “The Mousetrap”; Sir John Gielgud’s production of “The Gay Lord Quex” with Judi Dench; “Oh Mr Porter!” at the Mermaid Theatre; “Me And My Girl” at the Apollo; “Dandy Dick” with Alastair Sim and “Stepping Out” at the Duke of Yorks.
His overseas work includes a year in Paris with Roland Petit and his wife Zizi Jeanmaire at Le Casino de Paris in their revue “Zizi Je T’Aime!” and a recital programme in the USA with Princess Grace of Monaco, which was also staged in London.
He has worked extensively in UK regional theatre including Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Pitlochry Festival, Exeter’s Northcott Theatre , the Leicester Haymarket, York Theatre Royal, Leeds Playhouse and two seasons at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
With his production company he produced a major UK, No. 1 tour of Ken Ludwig’s comedy “Lend Me A Tenor”; the West End production of Jo Papp’s hit musical “I’m Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road”; revue shows at the Edinburgh Festival and Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith as well as a national tour of Sweden in conjunction with the Swedish National Theatre.
Recital work includes performances in London and the USA with the late Princess Grace of Monaco and Dame Judi Dench and he has performed his cabaret act at Claridges Hotel, The Ritz and The Dorchester.
Directing work includes productions of Peter Shaffer’s “The Private Ear and The Public Eye” and Bill Manhoff’s “The Owl and The Pussycat” at the Adeline Genee Theatre, to name a few.
In Singapore he co-founded the LaSalle School of Drama at LaSalle College of the Arts and has produced and appeared in shows here for over 12 years.
John is the director of the Musical Theatre School in Singapore, which offer recreational classes in song and dance for musical theatre to adults.