Production shots from THE SAME SKY and SILVER DARLING
Production shots from THE SAME SKY and SILVER DARLING

Open Road Productions


Our Company


Created in 2016 and artistically led by Daniel Ellis and Phil Baggaley, Open Road Productions is a theatre company based in the Midlands.


Our Mission


  • To create EXCITING theatre with ORIGINALITY at its core.
  • To collaborate with EMERGING ARTISTS and to give them a platform to create.
  • To tell stories to a wide RANGE OF AUDIENCE members.


Our Stories


  • All our stories need to have an element of TRUTH; To tell stories about people, communities, places, events.
  • The theatre we produce should not be used to advocate a message. We want to create THOUGHT PROVOKING THEATRE not thought imposing.

The Team

Daniel Ellis: Co-Artistic Director

Daniel trained at the Univeristy of Derby Theatre gaining a first class honours degree in Theatre, since then he has been working professionally with theatre companies in the Midlands on a variety of different projects. Daniel is a very keen director, actor/musician and composer/sound designer. He is a strong believer that as a Theatre Maker you don't have to choose one discipline within the arts, it is important to develop in areas that interest you and areas that you are good at. 


To see Daniel's portfolio of work click here.

Phil Baggaley: Co-Artistic Director

Phil has been involved professionally in the music industry since 1982. He is actively involved as a songwriter, producer and also in artist development. His various roles have included live performance including international tours, the production and promotion of more than thirty album projects for various artists of different musical genres, together with concert and tour promotion both locally and nationally. He has also been responsible for the setting up and running of two small independent record labels. He has on-going song writing publishing deals with songs covered by many different artists and has had numerous appearances on National TV and Radio.

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