Founder and Managing Director
Cecilia Leong-Faulkner and John Faulkner founded the British Theatre Playhouse in Singapore.
The company has produced and presented a series of highly successful British productions in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the UK.
Cecilia has worked with social causes and organises high profile charity gala events through the British Theatre Playhouse to help raise funds for the less fortunate.
Cecilia has worked in cross-cultural environment having worked for American Express in Malaysia, Wembley Stadium PLC in the UK and the luxury Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts based in Singapore.
After leaving the Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, she started her own Marketing and PR consulting vehicle in 1998 and since, worked as consultant for various clients including the Six Senses Resorts & Spas and on fashion events with the Singapore Tourism Board and fashion designers such as Lawrence Steele, Neil Barrett and Dsquared.
Cecilia received a Graduate Certificate in Hospitality-Marketing from Cornell University and a Diploma in Business Management from the Association of Business Executives.
She is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Business Executives (UK) and has served the Association as their Regional Advisor from 2000 to 2015.
She joined the Leadership in Asia business group of Singapore's British Chamber of Commerce in April 2017.
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.