John formed his own theatre production company, John Stalker Productions, in 2011 following a 29-year career leading major UK theatres, which include: The Duke’s Theatre, Lancaster, Liverpool Playhouse, Birmingham Rep and Edinburgh’s King’s and Festival theatres.  He has produced shows across the UK, in London and internationally.  Highlights include: The Snowman, (enjoying its 20th season at Sadler’s Wells at the Peacock); The Secret Garden for Edinburgh and Toronto; The Importance of Being Earnest for Birmingham, London and Toronto; 2 Pianos, 4 Hands for Birmingham, London and Edinburgh; The Corstorphine Road Nativity for Edinburgh; Hamlet for Birmingham UK tour and Elsinore in Denmark; The Pajama Game For Birmingham, Toronto and London; and Once on This Island (Olivier Award winner for Best New Musical, 1995) for Birmingham and London’s West End.

In 2011, John also created Music & Lyrics Limited, a Consortium of the UK’s largest independent number one presenting venues, dedicated to the presentation of musical theatre in all its forms.

John indulges his passion for contemporary dance as a co-founder and co-chair of Dance Consortium Limited, a company dedicated to the presentation of international contemporary dance in the UK.  John is a former director and current member of the International Society for the Performing Arts.