About Arabella Neville-Rolfe
Arabella started her career under the legendary Peter Thompson, cutting her teeth on major West End musicals such as Chicago, Hairspray, Sister Act, Jersey Boys, Love Never Dies, Mamma Mia! and The Sound of Music, and plays such as Equus, Brief Encounter and Calendar Girls. She joined Target Live in 2011, where her West End work included 42nd Street, Beautiful Thing, The Boys in the Band, Made in Dagenham, Twelve Angry Men, Soul Sister, I Can’t Sing, Sinatra, The Pitman Painters, How the Other Half Loves, Three Days in May and The Height of the Storm.
Arabella was lead publicist on three tours and a West End run of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage.
Arabella was also the lead publicist for Park Theatre from 2015 – 2017, where campaigns include The Patriotic Traitor, An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Madame Rubinstein, The Gathering Leaves, The Quiet House, A Clockwork Orange, and The Buskers Opera.
She specialises in large scale UK tours, with work on shows such as The House on Cold Hill, La Cage Aux Folles, The Wipers Times, Ray Cooney’s Out of Order, Dead Sheep, Ghost the Musical, A View from the Bridge, Brave New World, Of Mice and Men and Amelie the Musical.
Other projects, venues and shows included Slava’s Snow Show (Southbank Centre), Queens of Syria (Young Vic), A View from Islington North (Arts Theatre) Requiem for Aleppo (Sadler’s Wells), Shadowland (Peacock), Dance Umbrella Festival, The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, The Hospital Club (general PR, individual exhibitions in the Gallery, and the h100 creative power list) and strategic consultancy for Leicester Curve.
She launched ANRPR in June 2019. Recent projects included strategic and in-house consultancy for the re-launch of Croydon’s iconic Fairfield Halls, the launch of IMMERSIVE LDN, a new West End venue dedicated to immersive work, where shows included The Great Gatsby and A Christmas Carol. Other productions include The Permanent Way and Ages of the Moon, both at the Vaults Theatre, the tour and West End run of Amelie the Musical at The Other Palace, the York and Blenheim Palace summer seasons of Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, and Cinderella at Trafalgar Studios – the West End’s first all-drag pantomime.
During lockdown, she continued to work hard, offering pro bono services to ex and current clients including Hackney Empire, Park Theatre and Metta Theatre (particularly around ACE grant success and crowdfunding initiatives). She offered support to a number of others including to London fringe venue The Hope Theatre, digital fundraising platforms and initiatives such as the Capsule Theatre and Film Festival, IMMERSIVE LDN’s Hometrap festival, the online gala for children’s literacy charity Grimm & Co, the ‘We are Human’ campaign from Butterfly Theatre Company, and the launch of the Help Hub initiative for the new graduate support website, Showcase 2020.
Arabella is working with an exciting mixture of venues and shows this autumn.