The Barons Court Theatre is a 52-seater studio in the heart of West London, between Hammersmith and Chelsea. Situated in the basement of the Curtains Up Pub, a stone’s throw from Queen’s Club, Barons Court has been running since 1991, offering a variety of new writing, classical work, and magic shows. Barons Court Theatre is run by Artistic Director Sharon Willems and Executive Director Leo Bacica.
Sharon Willems is the artistic director of Kibo Productions and directed their five-star production of Tea Set by Gina Moxley (The White Bear/Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh) starring Amy Molloy. Recent work includes direction for Indignitas by Jonathan Skinner (Criterion Theatre, New Writing Showcase) and To The Free by Olga Nikora (Off-West End Adopt A Playwright Award reading). Sharon directed the UK Première of Birthday by Brooklyn-based playwright Crystal Skillman (Waterloo East Theatre/Camden Fringe) and wrote the foreword for the subsequent Samuel French publication. She has curated several new writing events for Kibo Productions and is currently working with award-winning playwright, Jaki McCarrick (Leopoldville, PapaTango Prize) to develop Tussy, a new work on the life of feminist revolutionary Eleanor Marx.Sharon is also a freelance director, script reader, and dramaturg and has worked across London on new writing for Little Pieces of Gold, The Off Cut Festival, Papa Tango Theatre Company, and Salt Theatre Company.
Leo Bacica is the executive director of Barons Court Theatre and works as a freelance lighting technician. He started his career in cinema, then branched out into concerts, tours, and events, but has been dedicated to theatre for most of the last decade. Leo is a co-founder of Kibo Productions and acted as a producer for the company’s shows, dabbing in directing from 2019. Directing credits include Suicidal Dog and Laika by Catalina Florescu, Unpack by Catalina Florescu and One Night Stand by Marianne Kelly, all of which are available to view on YouTube.