About Us

Operating Productions grew from Operating Theatre Company (OTC), which John and  Kevin formed in the 1980s along with others, having all met at drama school.  Over a period of ten years we managed three venues, the last of which was the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington. We also produced over thirty plays, most of which we acted in and some we directed.  OTC won two major awards, LWT Plays on Stage and the Guinness/Royal National Theatre Festival awards.

John and Kevin then moved on to establish Operating Productions – the aim of which is to produce and direct their own films.


John Hoye

John was born and raised and spend most of his life in Hackney, East London, although he moved to Brighton in 1999. He has acted professionally in television and theatre (including the West End). He has also acted in two feature films – as the romantic lead in Jen and had a leading role in a Brighton-based film Heathen. John has also produced and directed a wide range of film and theatre productions. Showreel - Agent



Kevin Squelch

Kevin came over from New Zealand in the early 1980s He attended drama school, where he met John (and his wife). In addition to many Operating Theatre Productions, he has appeared in two feature films and over thirty short films. He has also acted in television series such as Inspector Morse and London’s Burning. Kevin is represented by Top Talent Agency. Showreel


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