Ken Mackenzie-Forbes – The Production Company’s New Online Archive


Two years ago, before our lives changed forever, The Production Company staged its last production. Ragtime, an Australian premiere, was the company’s final show after twenty-one years of presenting musicals in the State Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Founded by Jeanne Pratt AC in 1998, the company produced sixty-five musicals in more than five hundred performances between 1999 and 2019, selling more than a million tickets, presenting no fewer than ten Australian premieres and creating thousands of jobs and major career development for artists and creatives.

How best to remember the unique contribution the company made to the vibrant artistic life we all enjoyed in Melbourne?

The Production Company has launched an online archive celebrating the sixty-five musical productions they presented and the people who both created and starred in them.

The company’s Artistic director Ken Mackenzie-Forbes AM joins us to announce that The Production Company’s
online archive is now live. This online archive will enable The Production Company’s subscribers, sponsors, artists and creatives to relive the excitement of those years. This journey through the archives will bring back the joy and delight these memorable productions gave us all.

You can find the online archive at