James Quaife is a British commercial theatre producer and has produced theatre performed on the London Fringe, West End and New York. Founder of JQ Productions in 2008, Quaife has produced the first UK revival of Painting a Wall by David Lan, the world première of Death of Long Pig by Nigel Planer, the European premiere of the musical Little Fish by Michael John LaChiusa, and the first London revival in 25 years of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Moliere (or The League of Hypocrites), in association with the National Theatre Studio. All these productions opened at the award winning Finborough Theatre. Moliere gained four-star reviews from The Guardian, WhatsOnStage and London Theatre Reviews, was The Guardian and Three Weeks’ Critics’ Choice, and was awarded Best Plays of 2009 by History Today.
After producing the musical Striking 12 by GrooveLily, Quaife made his West End debut at the Trafalgar Studios, producing the London Premiere of Precious Little Talent by award winning writer Ella Hickson. The recipient of wide critical acclaim, Precious Little Talent was also nominated at The London Awards for Best New Play 2011.
Quaife has also been closely involved with Old Vic New Voices work, notably its T.S Eliot US/UK Exchange, its 2010 and 2011 24 Hour Plays, its 2010 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala, and its 2012 Time Warner Ignite project.