Established by Simon Painter and Tim Lawson, The Works Entertainment is a world-class leader in theatrical productions and large-scale attractions.
TWE’s productions have consistently smashed box office records, been seen in over 90 cities through 20 countries and have included performances in prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Hammersmith Apollo in London and the Marquis Theatre on Broadway, New York.
With a global network of affiliates and an office in the heart of Los Angeles, The Works Entertainment is perfectly situated to offer exceptional quality, ground breaking creativity and first class execution.
The Owner and Creative Producer of The Works, Simon Painter, had his first smash-hit creation in 2008. Entitled Le Grand Cirque, it broke every box office record in the history of Sydney Opera House and led to multiple international productions.
Having identified the need for more high quality family entertainment, Simon repeated this critically acclaimed box office success the following year with Aerial Dreams and Adrenaline, both of which also launched at the Sydney Opera House and were followed by extensive touring throughout the world.
His subsequent foray into the world of magic and illusion was born out of a similar recognition of the absence in the market of a high-quality touring magic show. Thus, Simon set created a production which showcases not only the best, but seven of the world's most high caliber magicians, The Illusionists - Witness The Impossible. The show sold out its Sydney Opera House season before opening- a pattern that would follow through arenas and theatres in over 50 cities in 15 countries within its first two years. The London season was filmed live for ITV, was aired throughout the UK , and recently The Illusionists became the highest grossing magic show in Broadway history.
The show was such a hit that The Illusionists 2.0- The Next Generation of Magic was created in response to the demand for a sequel, and a brand new show The Illusionists 1903 - The Golden Age of Magic premiered in Australia in 2015 to exceptional reviews.
Meanwhile, Simon’s critically acclaimed production, Le Noir - The Dark Side of Cirque, has been setting imaginations and box office records on fire. Each venue it plays around the world is transformed like never before, and audiences experience the jaw-dropping, dare-devil talents of the world's finest circus artists and acrobats in the round, up-close and personal.