How to Produce a West End Show

London's West End Theatreland Trust Me, I'm a Producer LONDON'S WEST END THEATRELAND AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP 1. APOLLO VICTORIA. 1. How to Set Up a West End Production Company 2. How to Budget a West End Show 3.

Author: Julius Green

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849435239

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Revised and updated edition: Coming November 2014 How to Produce A West End Show demystifies the working world of live theatre. This is an insider account that maps an entry route into the industry and examines the challenges faced by West End producers. • How to budget and finance a show • How to assemble a cast and creative team • How to work with writers, directors and designers • How to book a West End theatre and a pre-West End tour • How to advertise and market your show Julius Green shares the experience he’s gained as one of the UK’s most prolific theatre producers to illuminate the glamorous, gritty process of putting on a West End show. A compelling read for anyone who works in or is interested in the theatre.

Musical Comedy on the West End Stage 1890 1939

West End musical theatre between the wars Musical comedy did not vanish overnight. Indeed, the London West End continued to produce significant numbers of shows in the 1920s and 1930s, some 55 divided roughly equally between the two ...

Author: L. Platt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230512689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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This book offers the first full historical treatment of a music theatre that was once at the centre of London's West End. From the late Victorian period to the early 1920s, musical comedy was the single most popular form of 'legitimate' theatre entertainment. This lively account establishes musical comedy as one of the first industrial cultures and offers fascinating insights into how it functioned ideologically as a celebrated embracing of the modern condition.

Playing Under the Piano Comedy gold Sunday Times

There followed the most intense five months of my theatre career as I learned from a standing start how and how not to capitalise and produce a West End show. I partnered with Howard Panter of the Ambassadors Theatre Group to remount ...

Author: Hugh Bonneville

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408716854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 391

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Hugh Bonneville is one of Britain's most accomplished actors, whose credits include Downton Abbey, W1A and the Paddington films. 'I don't remember when I last read a book that gave me so many laughs' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times 'Tremendously entertaining' Rachel Cooke, Observer 'A writer of considerable urbanity and wit' Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph 'You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll love Hugh even more' Woman & Home 'Deliciously witty' Celia Imrie 'Utterly charming' Jack Whitehall 'A great read' Graham Norton 'Beautiful. Touching. And funny' Gary Oldman Hugh Bonneville is one of Britain's most accomplished actors, familiar to audiences worldwide for his roles in Notting Hill, the Paddington films and Downton Abbey. From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to mistaking a Hollywood star for an estate agent, Hugh creates a brilliantly vivid picture of a career on stage and screen. What is it like working with Judi Dench and Julia Roberts, or playing Robert de Niro's right leg, or not being Gary Oldman, twice? A wickedly funny storyteller, Hugh also writes with poignancy about his father's dementia and of his mother, whose life in the secret service only emerged after her death. Whether telling stories of working with divas, Dames or a bear with a penchant for marmalade, this is a richly entertaining account of his life as an actor.

West End Broadway

The Broadway production was still running when the West End production premiered, but America had at least sent two performers to be the show's stars. Lew Parker's last Broadway musical had been the 1945 Are You With It?, ...

Author: Adrian Wright

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843837916

Category: Music

Page: 378

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"West End Broadway discusses every American musical seen in London between 1945 and 1972."--Jacket.

How to Produce a West End Show

This is an insider account that maps an entry route into the industry and examines the challenges faced by West End producers.

Author: Julius Green

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781350262836

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 0

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Revised and updated edition: Coming November 2014 How to Produce A West End Show demystifies the working world of live theatre. This is an insider account that maps an entry route into the industry and examines the challenges faced by West End producers. How to budget and finance a show How to assemble a cast and creative team How to work with writers, directors and designers How to book a West End theatre and a pre-West End tour How to advertise and market your show Julius Green shares the experience he's gained as one of the UK's most prolific theatre producers to illuminate the glamorous, gritty process of putting on a West End show. A compelling read for anyone who works in or is interested in the theatre.

The Phantom of the Opera

The pair approached Hill with an idea to scale up his production to fill a West End theatre, with Lloyd Webber acting as a producer rather than composer on a show that he considered would be more like The Rocky Horror Show.

Author: Cavan Scott

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781787734807

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 114

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The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show in Broadway history and the most successful musical of all time. It has been seen on stage by over 140 million people worldwide since it first opened in London on October 9, 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, which has been its home ever since. Now it has been transformed into this outstanding Graphic Novel, illustrated by José María Beroy and adapted by Cavan Scott from the original Libretto written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. The timeless story, based on the original book by Gaston Leroux, sees the beautiful soprano Christine Daaé become the obsession of the hideously disfigured and mysterious Phantom of the Opera, the musical genius who rules – through fear – the Paris Opera House from his subterranean lair deep beneath the streets of Paris. Relive every moment and every song of the classic stage musical – from the legendary chandelier crash, to Christine’s first visit to the Paris catacombs and the Phantom’s lair: Open your mind, let your fantasies unwind and let this book take you back to the wonders of the Phantom of the Opera.

A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre

Types of theatre organisation | ... Much of London's West End is made up of commercial receiving houses. ... to or after the production has played in the West End. Producing house Also referred to as a building-based theatre company, ...

Author: Gill Foreman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713687675

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 161

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A wonderfully comprehensive look behind the scenes of the theatre covering all the major roles including director, designer, playwright, sound and lighting and many more.

From Option to Opening

There is one significant difference, however, which is that a West End London production may be mounted for approximately one-third the amount of money that would be required for the same show if produced on Broadway.

Author: Donald C. Farber

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617744563

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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FROM OPTION TO OPENING - REVISED AND UPDATED

The Cambridge History of British Theatre

With Vedrenne, he decided to raise the stakes on his knife-edge enterprise at the Court by moving to the bigger Savoy Theatre in the West End. There he produced two famous seasons, 1907–8 and 1912–14, which proved economically ...

Author: Jane Milling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521651325

Category: Drama

Page: 597

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Talawa Theatre Company

Only Armistead's review sought to highlight the positive aspects of the show with her appreciation of the set design as 'the best feature of Yvonne Brewster's production'.130 The black production that prevailed in the West End at the ...

Author: David Vivian Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350107960

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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This book discusses the theatrical history of Talawa, the work of Dr Yvonne Brewster OBE, her contribution to the genre of contemporary black British theatre generally, and her founding and subsequent directing of Talawa from 1986 to 2001. The analysis details how Brewster's theatre helped forge a black British identity in Britain, both on and off the British stage, through its strategic presentation of black language and culture in performance. Following explanations of definitions and sociolinguistic methodology in Chapter One: Voicing an Identity, Talawa's theatrical roots are shown in Chapter Two: Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder, to have begun in Africa, developed in Jamaica and further progressed by British Caribbean post war artists in Britain. In Chapter Three: A Stanger in Non-Paradise, Brewster's early life, her significant contribution to contemporary black British theatre, her founding of Talawa and the company's three year residency in the West End are discussed. Talawa's work is then explored by genre as follows; Chapter Four: The Island Plays highlights Talawa's Caribbean productions. These are; An Echo In The Bone, Maskarade, The Black Jacobins, The Dragon Can't Dance, The Lion and Beef No Chicken. In Chapter Five: The Black South, Talawa's American productions; The Love Space Demands, From The Mississippi Delta and Flyin' West point to the relevance of African American work to Talawa's audience. Chapter Six: Stay in Your Box illustrates Brewster's ground breaking work in the British classical genre. The productions discussed are; Anthony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Importance of Being Earnest and Othello. The book ends with Chapter Seven: Don't Tell Massa. Brewster and her work at Talawa are summed up, followed by an insight into her final attempt to secure a permanent home for black theatre in Britain.