We’re an independent theatre and film production company. Our productions have won Olivier, TMA and Critics’ Circle awards. We develop, produce and manage all of our own productions.


In 2019 SFE produced its first film, “The Father”, written and directed by Florian Zeller, starring Anthony Hopkins & Olivia Colman, which will be released internationally in 2020/21. The company has two further films in development.





Simon Friend – Producer

Simon founded SFE in 2015. Prior to that he was Producer for Theatre Royal Bath, developing and producing the theatre’s commercial content from 2011-2015, and had previously worked for Triumph Entertainment (Duncan Weldon & Paul Elliott) and Bill Kenwright Ltd. Simon is a member of the Society of London Theatre and was named in The Stage 100 most influential people in British theatre.


Hanna Osmolska – Executive Director

Hanna’s previous employment includes Playful Productions, Mark Rubinstein Ltd, Shared Experience and Cheek by Jowl, and representing Independent Producers on the Old Vic New Voices T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange. Hanna also lectured at City Lit in Arts Administration and has been a trustee for Upstart Theatre. 


Emma O’Mara – Production & Development Co-ordinator

Emma joined the team from Greene Light Stage where she was Assistant Producer. Emma was the recipient of a Stage One Producing Placement at Neal Street Productions, trained by Caro Newling and Sam Mendes. Previous work for independent producers includes Smith & Brant Theatricals and Defibrillator Theatre. Emma formed O’Mara Productions, her vehicle for producing and general managing numerous productions after graduating with a Masters in Performance.


Laura Sedgwick – Production Co-ordinator

Laura joined from a year as the Stage One Trainee Producer at Smith & Brant Theatricals where she worked on True West, Come From Away and Bitter Wheat. Prior to that she worked as Production and Marketing Manager at OSO Arts Centre in Barnes, and was the Resident Trainee Producer at Theatre503. She has produced various shows on the Edinburgh and London fringe.


Eden Lack – Production Assistant & Office Administrator


Hannah Bowker – Production Accountant


Amy Cowling – Payroll & Production Accountant



We’re almost always looking for new people to work with, so please see here for opportunities.





West End: The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, Admissions by Joshua Harmon, The Height of the Storm by Florian Zeller (Wyndham’s), The Philanthropist by Christopher Hampton (Trafalgar Studios); Million Dollar Quartet (Royal Festival Hall); The Father by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton (Wyndham’s Theatre & Duke of York’s Theatre); Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon (Arts Theatre); Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet (Playhouse Theatre); Relative Values by Noel Coward (Harold Pinter Theatre); Fences by August Wilson (Duchess Theatre).


UK Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical by Tim Mason and Mel Marvin, The Messiah by Patrick Barlow, Titanic the Musical by Maury Yeston & Peter Stone, Around the World in 80 Days by Laura Eason, The Wipers Times by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman, Trial by Laughter by Ian HIslop & Nick Newman, The Graduate by Terry Johnson; Million Dollar Quarter by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux; Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon; Saturday Night Fever book by Robert Stigwood & Bill Oakes, music by the Bee Gees; The Hypochondriac by Richard Bean (after Moliere); Things We Do For Love by Alan Ayckbourn; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee.


US: The Closet by Douglas Carter Beane, starring Matthew Broderick (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Around the World in 80 Days by Laura Eason (US Tour).


International: Million Dollar Quartet (New Zealand and India), Titanic the Musical (Germany & Moscow).