Karen Cutts

About Us

Karen Cutts
Managing Director
Karen has been in the theatre industry for over 30 years. She has her advanced diploma in Classical Ballet and Spanish Dance, as well as her Licentiate diploma in Speech and Drama from the Trinity College of London. She submitted her thesis for her Fellowship of the Trinity College of London and this was accepted as part of the Fellowship Diploma.

Before taking up the post of General Manager for Entertainment at Sun City in 1997, Karen worked in almost every theatre in the country in the roles of Production Management, Theatre Administration, Theatre Management, Costume and Set Design and Lighting Design – for which she won a Vita Award for Best Lighting Designer in 1996. She has worked with Mbongeni Ngema, Johnny Clegg, Tony award winning John Kani, Athol Fugard and a host of International Stars.

During her 11 years at Sun City, she has produced and co-devised 2 of Sun City’s Extravaganza Productions – Pulse and Odyssey, as well as managing the numerous International Acts that perform in the Sun City Superbowl.

Among the highlights of her career are the Millennium Celebration in the Valley of Waves, the Miss SA Pageants, Miss World and working with and presenting numerous South African and International artists in the Sun City Superbowl such as Sting, Elaine Page, Sarah Brightman, Cliff Richards, Eddie Grant to name a few and her involvement in the televised Positive Event in the Superbowl with International Artist Seal in 2006 and John Legend in 2007.

Karen was the executive producer and co-concept creator of ”Let There Be Rock!” that opened in the Sun City Theatre in November 2006 and ran for over two years before transferring to the Carousel Casino for a two month run.

It is wonderful to be able to encourage and develop young talent as well as nurture and pay respect to the professionals. Door 6 is the culmination of wanting to be able to continue to create new, exciting work, whilst developing our country’s talent and giving fabulous new artists a platform to present their work. These are the Industry leaders of the future, and our Ambassadors across the globe. One performance can change the world, is our motto